Change your drive boot orders around until the system boots properly. I don't think the operating system could be causing the issue but I don't know what else could be. At least they could have the courtesy of removing the splash screen when I hit a button so that I could see the options, but no. Interestingly, this was put into the F8 Advanced Boot Options screen that is built into Windows. Let's hope the install goes fine! This has the added benefit of ending the ridiculous permanent waste of space on computers in order to have a long-term storage of data that may never be used and may be corrupt by the time it is needed.
When you start the computer in Safe Mode, Windows loads only the drivers and devices essential for operation. In any case your article was extremely helpful. I think 400mb is enough. I have a Sony Vaio that will not boot to this device. It won't load Windows in regular or safe mode.
It worked like medicine Thanks pal It may please you to know that Sony has changed the boot order on at least some of its laptops to optical, hard, removable drives now. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. Commercial disks such as Windows installers carefully put both formats on the disk so they work in any machine. And then you should know the grub emergency console quite well. It either hangs or turns off. Apply change and close gparted. In the old days, we would always be able to enter the boot menu, select the media and get an error message when attempting to boot.
It looks like you were able to solve the issue, but I can't understand exactly what you did to solve the issue. Then restore to a desirable date. I don't think it will work well - if at all - when resuming from hibernation. Ok, I finally figured this out. Let's hope the install goes fine! Try continuously tapping the F2 key just after pushing the power button to power up the computer.
Most of us have enough bosses in our work place like that. If this is true, then a person with more than 8 years at the time of writing of professional experience in code development, server administration, system building, network management, etc had no idea what he was doing when trying to simply fix a broken Windows install. I reduced the size of the Windows 8 partition from within Windows 8, as recommended. But this is dangerous as Windows might change that at will. Being able to boot from Optical drive first would have been nice. This is could be F2, F1 or F3 keys. To use this feature, reinstall the factory image and include the recovery partition.
Would you like to answer one of these instead? The Super User , and the Fedora. When you build a useless mostly bios that really has no options and uses a abstract key to access you will get upset people. Not the answer you're looking for? I notified Sony support so maybe someone else will be spared these problems. The repair runs for a while then gives up and says it can't fix the problem. You will likely need to reinstall from scratch however. Secure Boot prevents any boot code from running that is not signed with a recognized signature. From here, follow the instructions to accomplish what you want.
Next time you want to troll someone, actually have something useful to say. To save time and searching i have found the solution and is as follows. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. I spoke to my job and they think its the new Windows 8 which really makes me despise windows 8 now, but i'm not sure if that could be if i cant even load the boot or bios menu when restarting. I notified Sony support so maybe someone else will be spared these problems. There is at least one usb virus that looks bootable, so when an infected external drive is attached during startup some serious blue screens of death occur.
If everything is right, boot-repair will find your Windows 8 and will configure grub for you. Thanks Martin, Your advise saved my day. I am very desperate to get this issue resolved on my Sony Vaio. Commercial disks such as Windows installers carefully put both formats on the disk so they work in any machine. Anyways, this machine was seriously messed up, and he just bought it. I was able to set up my boot sequence. However, most of the times the Vaio will simply boot to Windows 8 after a shutdown or restart.
I'll post back here if I ever get a resolution. Hey guys, I work for my school's computer lab support. Any ideas as to what the problem is? You click on it and it will ask for your username and password. Safe Mode is a feature found in all versions of the Windows operating system. And I am experiencing the dual-boot hell. Search this Thread Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post Hi, My name is Penjamum and I am having some problems with my desktop computer. I am having the same problem.
I stopped restarts a while ago, instead I shutdown and do the batt trick. The Create Recovery Media feature requires a recovery partition to function. If a system is set up in such a way that it requires more experience than that to simply fix Windows, and you find such technical requirements as reasonable, then I fear for the people that have to work with you or with the solutions you produce as you clearly have an elitist attitude when it comes to designing interfaces. I recently received said computer from my parents after my laptop got lost or stolen during my last house move. When i restart it just says Vaio and no option for the boot menu it just loads to my regular operating system.