Solved I was running Windows 8.1,den I tried to dual boot and I los

August 7, 2015 at 13:06:59
Specs: Windows Phone 8.1, 4GB
I have dell i5 processor 3542 model, I was running Windows 8.1,den I tried to dual boot and I lost my windows os and when I tried to boot back windows 8.1 its says can't find any device ,to get storage device ,click load drivers,what shall I do now??I tried many things like updating bias and all plzz help....

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August 8, 2015 at 00:37:38
First item then is to attempt to recover those files?

Using a u untu disk, boot with it and load it it into RAM only. In other words do not install it to the hard drive. Ŵhen it has booted and loaded from the dvd see if you can view the hatd drive. If you can then you ought to be able to copy your files to external media - typically dvd. Check the copies are accessible on at least one other working system.

It may be worth creating a fresh ubuntu dvd to do the above. Go to u u tu.com and download the ISO, and burn it to a dvd. Label it in a way to distinguish it from any other versions you have. Use that "new" version toboot and run ubuntu "from the dvd only".

For the future... "Always" ensure your files are safely duplicated/copied to external storage/media. And ensure you do - before making changes such as adding an OS, or modifying the system in some way. By copying/saeguarding files as above, you will not be in the situation you are now; your files will be safe elsewhere, in event of problems.



#1
August 7, 2015 at 13:17:38
What other OS were you trying to dual boot with windows-8.1?

Do you manage to see a boot-menu - which allows you select which OS to boot?

Is there "stuff" (personal files etc.) on the hard drive which you'd like to recover (at least)?


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#2
August 7, 2015 at 14:01:36
Was there a bear in the den?

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August 7, 2015 at 19:26:18
I was trying to install Ubuntu and yes I do hav some important files

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August 8, 2015 at 00:37:38
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First item then is to attempt to recover those files?

Using a u untu disk, boot with it and load it it into RAM only. In other words do not install it to the hard drive. Ŵhen it has booted and loaded from the dvd see if you can view the hatd drive. If you can then you ought to be able to copy your files to external media - typically dvd. Check the copies are accessible on at least one other working system.

It may be worth creating a fresh ubuntu dvd to do the above. Go to u u tu.com and download the ISO, and burn it to a dvd. Label it in a way to distinguish it from any other versions you have. Use that "new" version toboot and run ubuntu "from the dvd only".

For the future... "Always" ensure your files are safely duplicated/copied to external storage/media. And ensure you do - before making changes such as adding an OS, or modifying the system in some way. By copying/saeguarding files as above, you will not be in the situation you are now; your files will be safe elsewhere, in event of problems.


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#5
August 8, 2015 at 00:38:55
Do not try to install anything to the drive, nor write to it until you have recovered your files.

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