Windows 10: Cant get windows to boot without installation media

Discus and support Cant get windows to boot without installation media in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I had an issue with my dvd rewriter and So i made a install media using another hard drive i had. The install completed and the pc boots fine giving... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by clintonb, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. clintonb Win User

    Cant get windows to boot without installation media


    I had an issue with my dvd rewriter and
    So i made a install media using another hard drive i had. The install completed and the pc boots fine giving options to boot into windows or to run setup.

    If i remove the install media drive my computer says there is no boot device present. I formatted the partition i installed on the first attempt and had this issue. I now formatted it again and installed again and the issue persists.

    Its almost like its writing the boot record on the install media drive and there is nothing on the actual windows partition.

    If i run msconfig it shows 2 entries under boot. The first is c:\windows(current os) and the other is /windows setup. I ran bootrect /bcdrebuild as suggested on a forum. I also rand /fixmbr and /fixboot but fix boot shows access denied. None of the troubleshooters on windows were any help and i am not at my wits end.

    :)
     
    clintonb, Sep 15, 2019
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  2. Bree Win User

    Installation media boots to command prompt


    I've just booted from known working install media to see exactly what it does when booting. The sequence of events is...

    1. Windows logo on a black screen
    2. circling dots appear beneath the logo
    3. light blue 'Please wait' screen with circling dots
    4. a command prompt window (very briefly)
    5. the initial Setup page appears

    Do you see steps 1-3? If so, it appears you have stopped at step 4, suggesting that something on the disc cannot be read.

    Does the disc boot properly in another machine? If so, try cleaning the laptop's drive lens then try booting from the disc again.

    If not, make new install media with Microsoft's Media Creation Tool, either as a bootable USB, on an ISO that you can burn to another disc. At Step 8 in Option One of this tutorial you can choose between making a USB or an ISO.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File
     
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    exodusprime1337, Sep 15, 2019
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  4. Cant get windows to boot without installation media

    Installation media boots to command prompt


    I do not believe its a keyboard malfunction because same thing happens with usb keyboard. Is that what you mean by external? I tried installing using an external optical drive also but get the same results.

    I created a windows 10 x64 installer via microsoft media creation tool. I have used 2 different drives that i know be in working order. I also created a dvd installer via media creation tool as well..
    When i boot to the DVD i see the circles. i didnt notice windows logo but above the circles had the HP logo. before that i get the boot to cd/dvd option.

    When installing via the usb installer since i have both x32 and x64 on it i choose the x64 option and then i see the spinning circles but boots to command prompt after that. i dont see anything before that.

    I know all my installers are good. I even tried to boot to an official windows 8.1 disc and the same thing happens..


    I have reset bios to default. I made sure the secure boot is turned on. I guess i could try turning it off to allow legacy but i know for a fact i do not need to do that with these installers. but i could try. any other thoughts?
     
    carlos28355, Sep 15, 2019
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