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Re: Computer with W8.1 out
« Reply #160 on: November 03, 2017, 12:22:50 PM »

that's why I stopped helping lol
we can all DO IT ...........but maybe not the same way  :(ROFLMAO:


Aelin you did run a disk check proggy on hard drive ??
or at least look at the "smart" data (if its turned on ) that can give clues to major disk problems


would hate to see you wasting lots of time on a failing hard drive

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Re: Computer with W8.1 out
« Reply #161 on: November 03, 2017, 12:28:35 PM »
I was showing my inexperience here.  Apparently, after Windows 7, the serial number for machines is stored in the "BIOS".  So, it MIGHT work to get the generic Windows 8.1 installer from Microsoft, put it on a USB stick and do the installation without having to find a key.
I copied a lot of codes in the BIOS, but I don't know if really I took the good.

I checked the hard drive yes, manually for a part. And today HP made the job.
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Re: Computer with W8.1 out
« Reply #162 on: November 03, 2017, 12:38:15 PM »
91% failed again.

So I'm back to the beginning, to options inside Troubleshoot.
Just above HP Manager I have "reinitialize your PC". And again above, "actualize your PC". Must I try one of them?
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Re: Computer with W8.1 out
« Reply #163 on: November 03, 2017, 12:48:29 PM »
I don't believe either of them are going to work.  It sounds like the hard disk has some problem and the scan did not hide the problem, so we keep hitting it.

Perhaps some of the others have something to suggest.

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Re: Computer with W8.1 out
« Reply #164 on: November 03, 2017, 12:56:29 PM »
Sorry, I've been away for some minutes browsing for possible solutions. Here are the outcomes:

- Apparently M$ allows to download whatever is required to prepare an USB installer (from scratch) free of charge, but to run it one needs the key.
- Keys are available on the web, legally or less legally. However Aelin purchased her computer legally and complete with Win8.1, thus she has a right to have its key as well.
- Then I double checked and yes, I have here a free healthy unused 1TB SATA HD she can have in exchange for all her free stuff I've downloaded so far :smile:
- A friend of mine I'm going to see next week should be in France before the end of November and, if asked kindly enough, could possibly mail a tiny parcel from inside France.

How does it look like?
"I can resist everything but temptation" (Oscar Wilde)

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Re: Computer with W8.1 out
« Reply #165 on: November 03, 2017, 01:07:25 PM »

https://www.lifewire.com/free-hard-drive-testing-programs-2626183


is a list of drive check soft (free)........I dunno which you tried lol
some disk makers have low level format options that can "fix" some errors
by hiding them
I know Seagate and Maxtor have them


but any repair is just a temp measure ............even if you get it working will still need to swop drive sooner rather then later


any damage to the platters will only get worse in time

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Re: Computer with W8.1 out
« Reply #166 on: November 03, 2017, 03:07:06 PM »
I'm looking to actualize computer. I know I had this option available the first time I saw tools thanks to the bootable USB.
But now, I have a message "the reader where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the reader, then try again".  :ummm: I never locked that thing for what I know.
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Re: Computer with W8.1 out
« Reply #167 on: November 03, 2017, 03:18:04 PM »

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Re: Computer with W8.1 out
« Reply #168 on: November 03, 2017, 03:27:04 PM »
I found a topic in French with somebody proposing to use the "invit command".
http://www.commentcamarche.net/forum/affich-28217024-impossible-de-reparer-windows-8
I never used that of my life - or maybe it was that on the old computers of 80's to high school?
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Re: Computer with W8.1 out
« Reply #169 on: November 03, 2017, 03:37:49 PM »
Those directions require that you be able to reach the command line.  When you start the recovery program, does it have an Advanced Options?

 

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