UPDATE: I was able to create a Windows 8 Recovery disk from another computer. I have attempted to re-create the boot files by following this method in Command Prompt:
bootrec /scanos bootrec /rebuildbcd bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot
When I try the first 2 commands I see this message:
Successfully scanned Windows installations. Total identified Windows installations: 0 The operation completed successfully
Is this telling me Windows is not installed?
I have also attempted to boot into Linux using a USB Drive. My thought was to recover my files then re-install Windows. However, I get errors when attempting to copy from one drive to another and I do not see any Windows or System files.
I am left with a few questions:
Did my hard drive just fail?
How do I solve my issue now that I have a recovery disk?
Note: This computer is less than 6 months old and the HD was working fine, without issue, until yesterday. (This includes running silently without any "weird" noises.)
I installed Windows 8 not to long ago and has been working great. Today when I went to boot I came to the login screen and it told me an error has occurred and needed to reboot. It did this automatically and I did not have time to see an error code or what the problem was. It restarted and then gave me this message:
Your PC Needs to Be Repaired
The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.
File:\WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe Error code: 0xc0000102
You' ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator.
I have a Windows 7 installation disc but I do not have a Windows 8 disc. Since Windows 8 was an upgrade I do not have recovery media (and I haven't created one yet).
I spoke with my PC Manufacturer and they told me there should be a partition on the HD which will contain my necessary files to repair. That I should access that partition and downloaded to a USB drive then repair. However, I do not know how to access the partition.
Below this message I see
Press Enter to try again or
Press F8 for Startup Stettingd
Neither option do anything but cause the screen to flash.
What can I do to solve this issue?
I am using an iBUYPOWER Power Computer