Preparing to repair Win 8 will not boot from USB recovery

November 1, 2014 at 18:02:58
Specs: Windows 8
I too am having a terrible time. I have a Samsung bought last year have had HD replaced once already. was working fine, shut down the laptop the next day when I started it up it said Preparing automatic repairs for about 30 seconds then jumps to a black screen, I left it for hours and it stayed on the black screen (backlight is on). I read MANY posts. I created a recovery drive from my other laptop, changed BIOS to USB, rebooted USB stick flashes, Samsung logo appears little white loading circle appears and looks as if it is going to load something and then about 1 minute late pops to the black screen again!! I am SO frustrated I feel like there is nothing more I can do. Also tried battery out power button down plug in NO AVAIL

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#1
November 1, 2014 at 18:45:50
"Also tried battery out power button down plug in NO AVAIL"
Leave the battery in & try this.

Unplug everything, including the power cord, hold the power button in for at least a minute & try again in battery mode.

You should eventually get a diagnostic screen.

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#2
November 1, 2014 at 19:01:36
thanks for your reply, tried like you said...same brings up Samsung logo then preparing automatic repairs and a few seconds later, black screen no mouse pointer..nothing

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#3
November 1, 2014 at 19:13:53
"black screen no mouse pointer..nothing"
Can you get into Safe mode screen?
There should be a repair option there.
http://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how...

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#4
November 1, 2014 at 19:15:21
no I cannot get into safemode either, the only F# keys that will work are F2 and F10 (both BIOS)

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#5
November 1, 2014 at 19:18:33
Opp's, I think you beat me, before I did an edit.

Try this.

http://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how...


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#6
November 1, 2014 at 19:21:45
Nothing :( no safe mode

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#7
November 1, 2014 at 19:26:03
You where holding the Shift key down, whilst toggling the F8 key?

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#8
November 1, 2014 at 19:27:14
Yes I did

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#9
November 1, 2014 at 19:28:41
Ok, try this & see if you can do the repairs or at least save your important stuff.

Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-re...


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#10
November 1, 2014 at 19:34:15
I cant even load windows so I assume you want me to download and save from another laptop?? thanks again

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#11
November 1, 2014 at 19:40:30
"so I assume you want me to download and save from another laptop??"
Yep.

Another way is to put W8 on a USB & then get into Restore to an earlier point.

How to Download Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 Installation Media — Legally
http://www.howtogeek.com/186775/how...
How To Download Windows 8 ISO (x86 / x64) File Officially From Microsoft
http://www.redmondpie.com/download-...

Rufus
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Rufus_...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://rufus.akeo.ie/


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