repairing a corrupt windows 8 OS ?

January 8, 2013 at 14:25:06
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.793 GHz / 503 MB

I recently received a restore usb for windows 8 from dell and had some trouble.
When I tried to repair the operating system with the usb restore, this it what happened.

I was given the following options- off the USB restore
1-refresh
2- system restore
3- repair
4- Re-install windows 8

After trying to 1-3 first to repair the OS, all denied being able to fix.
Sometimes I would get these messages-

1-Volume Locked.
2-A required drive partition is missing.
3- windows\system32\winload.efi is missing or corrupt.

After I re-installed windows 8, I see the following partitions.

1- c: re-install windows 8 – 404gig of 418gig
2- d: corrupt windows 8 , but all the system files are still there 45 gig of which 38 gig is used by the previous OS.

My question is , is there any way to fix or restore the corrupt previous OS ?
The reason I want try restore previous OS is because I had activated windows , had all the dell drivers installed and had the antivirus, installed.
should I try to rename C:- D and D:- C to see what happens ?

why are we not getting email notifications anymore after the upgrade ?


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#1
January 8, 2013 at 14:55:16

Wipe the drive & start from scratch.

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#2
January 8, 2013 at 23:09:06

Why did you want to repair your OS ? If you let us know why, we may be of more help to you. What wrong did you do to your computer ?

Is it all about activation ? Why activation bothers you ?

CoolGuy


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#3
January 9, 2013 at 15:42:46

The reason I want try restore previous OS is because I had activated windows , had all the dell drivers installed and had the antivirus, installed.

Ok , I will re-activate the new working OS

why are we not getting email notifications anymore after the upgrade ?


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#4
January 10, 2013 at 00:47:22

Activation is related with hardware, not with drivers nor software/antivirus programs. You will update drivers and install/uninstall software over and over again. If you try to de-activate Windows every time before updating the drivers or installing software, you will find yourself in real trouble.

Anyway, if Windows is installed using UEFI, then you must use the same technique repairing it, I believe. Do a search over the internet for UEFI installation of Windows 8 or Windows 7.

CoolGuy


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