Can I use a USB drive? Like a travel usb thumb drive(8GB)
Yes, But make sure you save all the files inside to some place because it needs to be formatted.
Note: In case you have doubts about the procedure you can watch a video on this link.
- Download WinToBootic
- extract the zip file WiNToBootic_v2.1.zip to some place and execute the program WiNToBootic
- make sure you select the correct drive letter corresponding to your flashdrive
- now you need to drag and drop the 32win8.iso you downloaded to the box on the right of WiNToBootic
- check the box Quick format
- press the Do it! button
Next boot the computer with the flashdrive, you will need to change the boot order on the UEFI BIOS or use the option Alternate Boot order or similar.
After boot you should have access to the System Recovery Options check this link to see how to access the Advanced Options where you can start System Restore see if you can restore the system to a date before the problem started.
Let me know the result.
Edit: Quote the wrong post...
I'll do it in 8 hours as the computer is in the other room with people sleeping right now.
Thanks and I'll let you know the results in 8 hours!