Windows 10 Won't boot

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  1. Luisda95

    Luisda95 New Member

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    Last night I tried reinstalling fedora on a partition on my computer but after the installation was completed and it was restarted I couldnt boot on windiws or linux. I have a discrecovery but none of the options seem to be doing anything, even the reset pc and keep files didnt help. And after doing that it appears as if windows is now intalled twice? If anyone has any idea of how can I get my computer back up with windows i'll be really grateful, I backed up my files so it doesn't matter if i have to lose them although Id rather not.

    Edit: Sorry I think this wasn't supposed to be posted on this forum, I made a new one on help forum so if anyone can delete or close this one it would be appreciated.
     

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    Last night I tried reinstalling fedora on a partition on my computer but after the installation was completed and it was restarted I couldnt boot on windiws or linux. I have a discrecovery but none of the options seem to be doing anything, even the reset pc and keep files didnt help. And after doing that it appears as if windows is now intalled twice? If anyone has any idea of how can I get my computer back up with windows i'll be really grateful, I backed up my files so it doesn't matter if i have to lose them although Id rather not.
     

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  3. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,
    I merged your threads to save confusion. See if running this app (it has a free version) helps you to boot into either os:
    EasyBCD
     
  4. BIGBEARJEDI

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    I run a dual-boot setup similar to yours with W10 and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04LTS) on my Acer AspireOne netbook (c.2010), and I've had to re-do it a couple of times to get it to work properly.

    One of the keys to doing this is that you may have to wipe your hard drive with a Linux tool rather than relying on Windows tools. You can use either the manufacturer drive-wipe program for your particular drive which you can download for free from the manufacturer's website page. For example, if you have a Seagate hard drive, you'll need to get SEATOOLS from their website or if WD, you'll need DLG. Here's a complete listing to cover whatever make of hard drive you have:
    Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
    You can also use the excellent GParted, included on the Ultimate BootCD (UBCD) compiled by Benjamin Burrows in ISOLinux. Here's the link:
    www.ubcd.com. You can download it for free and install on a DVD or USB stick and even distribute it for free as long as you don't charge any money. It's part of the GNU public domain license. I suggest you reformat the bootdrive with NTFS format if you use GParted to do so, it worked great for me.:up:

    If neither of these works, and you can't get rid of the multiple W10 installs, you'll probably have to use DBAN, which is also included on the UBCD disc or usb stick. The included version is not the top of the line DoD erasure method, but it will do the trick for commercial products like windows and Linux. I will also mention, that I didn't need to DBAN wipe my Acer netbook drive to be able to reinstall W10-Ubuntu dual-boot. But some computers, and some hard drives are stickier than others so I'm including this option in my discussion as a last resort.:wink:

    If none of these works, there is a high likelihood that your hard drive may be failing or have failed. You need to run both the short and long tests in the appropriate flavor of the diagnostic for your make hard drive such as SEATOOLS for a Seagate drive, etc. If the diagnostic (e.g.: SEATOOLS) returns any errors on either or both tests, your hard drive has failed and must be replaced! :waah: It won't be suitable for use as a single-boot or a dual-boot OS.:waah:

    Keep in mind that W10 and Linux write some tricky code in Track0 of modern computer bootdrives, especially in the first 512 sectors and it sometimes takes brute force to remove it.:headache: Once done, and the drive is reformatted to either a RAW or NTFS format, you can usually put which OS back on there you want; Windows, Linux, or whatever. :)

    Hope that helps!
    Let us know how it turns out.
    <<<BIGBEARJEDI>>>
     
  5. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Provided the system will boot into Windows, removing the extra entry would be pretty easy.

    From an elevated command prompt
    • bcdedit /enum
    • Locate the GUID for the extra entry in the form {XXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXXX}
    • Then type bcdedit /delete {XXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXXX} /cleanup
    • That's it.
     
  6. bochane

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    Try booting a repair disk.
    You may have to press a function key (F12? see your manual) directly after power up to select booting from CD

    If you don't have a repair disk you can use the W10 installation disk which you can make with the Media Creation Tool of MS; it also contains a repair function, see: Windows 10

    Once in the repair tool goto Advanced Options where you will find a start up repair.

    Hope this does the trick, will keep my fingers crossed,
    Henk
     
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