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Help! - Operating System Not Found [Closed]

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Hi Bruce,

 

I managed to get Rufus to run but there was no ISO icon placed on the desktop (there is also no icon for Rufus, it just opened up after downloading it and I run it)


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Hi apollo18.

When you run Rufus do you see the same as screenshot in post#4?.

The iso file you need is the one for the 32bit recovery console you downloaded to your Desktop from the pm link.

To get this in Rufus click on the icon box next to the words iso image beside create a bootable disk.... Refer to the screen shot in post4 that's highlighted in green. Browse to the desktop and select the 32bit iso file. Then click on start to burn it to the usb drive.

Your doing fine. :)
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Hi Bruce,

 

Yes, it's the same as in the screenshot in post #4. On the USB stick I now have:

 

boot.......................File folder

sources..................File folder

autorun..................Icon

autorun..................Setup Information

boot mgr................File

FRST......................Application

 

Does that seem correct so far? 


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Also, how can I get the problem computer to boot to the Flashdrive? Pressing F8 or F12 doesn't work, it comes up saying no operating system can be found. The only thing I can open is the bios by pressing F2
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Hi Apollo18

Go into f2 bios setup and enable external boot device. Change 1st boot priority to external device or usb if its an option. Then save and exit. Make sure usb is plugged in and reboot.
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Hi Bruce,

I hope you had a good weekend :)

I started following your instructions in post #4 and got as far as System Recovery Options but no operating system was listed. I clicked on Load Drivers and a box comes up saying "Insert the installation media for the device and click OK to select the driver."

I don't have any installation media - or would this be one of the three programmes I saved onto the USB? Thanks


Edited by apollo18, 28 February 2016 - 06:15 PM.

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Hi Apollo18

Ok. when in the system recovery options screen although there is no operating system listed can you click on the next button and it takes you to the Choose a recovery tool option as shown in post#4.

Select Command Prompt.

At the prompt type in the command list disk and press return.

This will display a list of disks and information about them. Right click on the screen and then select all. Then copy.

Open another command prompt. Type Notepad. The notepad should open.
Right click and select Paste.
Save the file to the flash drive and then copy/paste to your next reply.
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Hi. When I get to the recovery tool option and select Command Prompt it opens a a command window (entitled Administrator: X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe) saying X :\Sources> and I type in list disk.

 

It then says 'list' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.


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Ok. At the command prompt can you type in diskpart list disk and press return.

If that returns the information continue with previous instructions to copy and paste to your next reply.
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Hi Bruce,

 

I just tried that but it says DiskPart was unable to process the parameters. Use 'diskpart /?' for more information.


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Hi Apollo18

Sorry, I'm a bit rusty with my commands! :)

At the command prompt type DiskPart and then press return.

The prompt should change to DISKPART>

At the diskpart prompt type list disk and press return.

Copy and paste the information into notepad and paste into your next reply.
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Hi Bruce,

No need to apologise, I'm just really grateful for your help.

I am unable to copy and past into Notepad because the right click on the mouse won't work and neither will Cntrl C or Cntrl V. I'll just type what it says if that's ok:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright <c> 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

X:\Sources>DiskPart

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.0.6000
Copyright <C> 1999-2007 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: MINWINPC

DISKPART > list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Disk 0. Online. 466 GB. 993 KB

DISKPART>
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Hi Apollo18

Thanks for the information. :)

At the DISKPART> type exit and press return.

This should return you to the prompt X:\Sources>

At this prompt copy and paste the following

bcdedit | find "osdevice" and press return.

Please paste in your next reply the output.

Thanks
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Hi Bruce,

I typed exit and pressed return but nothing happened
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Wait....I've come back to the computer and it has changed to X:\Sources>
It seems to be responding very slowly
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