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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.
  • 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
Note: In case you have doubts about the procedure you can watch a video on this link.

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!
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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!


Ok, take your time.

Due to the timezone I will check your post later...
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I just put the boot on my USB flash drive, gonna try to boot from it now.
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I just put the boot on my USB flash drive, gonna try to boot from it now.


Ok.
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How do I change boot options? I'm in the UEFI BIOS screen
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Once I boot from USB and the settings load. I can't get into "startup settings" since I don't see the icon..
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I went into troubleshoot > advanced options and can't find startup settings
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It works! I went into boot, than boot from USB. It didn't show the advanced options thing, so I just went into cmd prompt and booted into safe mode and everything was working normally via safe mode.

However, I'm still not sure what I pressed. What do you think I pressed to make the desktop load, than having the monitor turn off or disconnect "No Signal" than come back 3 sec later and loops.

Also all of the icons are gone on the desktop, only 2 generic ones on the taskbar are still there. (when it boots normally)

But in safe mode, all the icons I had previously are visible.

Edited by ExcelPrem, 05 July 2013 - 11:17 PM.

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Hi,

Can you boot with the flashdrive until you reach the following screen?
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I figured out a way to boot into safe via command prompt. Now the problem is, what settings did I touch that would make the monitor go on and off :( and have the desktop not load fully.

After booting in safe mode, the monitor works fine and all.
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I figured out a way to boot into safe via command prompt. Now the problem is, what settings did I touch that would make the monitor go on and off :( and have the desktop not load fully.

After booting in safe mode, the monitor works fine and all.


Use System Restore and select a date before the problem start.
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Where would I go for a System Restore?

And would it revert the monitor settings I accidentally touched?
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Where would I go for a System Restore?

And would it revert the monitor settings I accidentally touched?


Type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe on the command prompt.

Yes the settings will be reverted by System Restore.
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For some odd reason, it magically works now. I didn't change any settings during Safe mode and now it boots up normally..I tried it a few times and it boots up normally and doesnt turn on/off..I wonder if it'll revert back..

I didn't do the system restore yet either...weird... *shrugs*

But thanks SleepyDude for helping me! Greatly appreciate it!
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For some odd reason, it magically works now. I didn't change any settings during Safe mode and now it boots up normally..I tried it a few times and it boots up normally and doesnt turn on/off..I wonder if it'll revert back..

I didn't do the system restore yet either...weird... *shrugs*

But thanks SleepyDude for helping me! Greatly appreciate it!

Hi,

Sometimes strange things happen! :)

Now that its working I highly recommend you to update the System Recovery USB/CD because the other one you used is from Windows 8 Preview. You can create an updated one from your windows by following this tutorial.
Keep the CD/USB in safe place it could be very useful when your system refuses to boot.
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