Windows 10: Reinstalling Windows 10 on a corrupt HP PC via USB Media Creation Tool?

Discus and support Reinstalling Windows 10 on a corrupt HP PC via USB Media Creation Tool? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi there, I have a fairly old and worn laptop I am looking to replace soon, but in the meantime it still remains essential to my workflow. The other... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by SamAnderson1997, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Reinstalling Windows 10 on a corrupt HP PC via USB Media Creation Tool?


    Hi there,


    I have a fairly old and worn laptop I am looking to replace soon, but in the meantime it still remains essential to my workflow. The other night I switched it off and switched it back on, only to find that Windows 10 won't load.


    It's an HP Pavilion, and every time I start it up the HP logo comes over then it either cuts to blank screen, or returns a blue screen UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME error. Please, before anyone suggests anything, there is NO other way to help it navigate to any other support menu or recovery menu. All the Microsoft staff and help forums I've consulted aren't listening to this, it's completely unusable from a Windows perspective, I can't access any part of the OS.


    I read online about using a media creation tool on a USB to restore Windows- so last night my housemate allowed me to borrow his PC to download the tool onto the USB. The download and setup took all night and I'm now unsure of what to do next. I've plugged the USB into the laptop and tried booting, and even tried to access the HP boot menu which won't allow me to boot from a USB.


    What should I do next? The USB has the goods on it but I don't really know how to get it to reinstall. I don't want to use any third party software with the Windows Media Tool as it's a bit of a p*** take to start downloading stuff onto my friend's computer. I also don't want to wipe the PC as it has some essential documents I had not yet had the chance to back up.


    If anyone could please help, I'd appreciate it so much. I've been caught in a complete headless chicken run so far, no one seems to fully appreciate that the OS is unusable.


    Thank you very much,

    Sam

    :)
     
    SamAnderson1997, Feb 12, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 USB boot

    Hi there, am not a windows 10 expert. I have a pc in the bedroom on windows 10, I messed up the bootloader trying to fix the xp on that system.

    System wont boot, trying to repair via win 10 usb installer.

    Downloaded the media creation tool to install windows 10 installer on usb stick. Not compatible with a host of usb sticks I have. Tried the usb sticks that others use, but I think they use rufus; as the media creation tool by win 10 does not detect the usb stick.

    So quick question, the win10 machine i am trying to repair the bootloader is a win7 upgraded to win10.
    If i were to use the usb win10 installer to "repair installation" does the version of the iso downloaded via the media creation tool matter?

    There is three options:
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 N

    Also is there a step by step instead of using rufus as I want to try an alternative method of creating a usb win 10 installer. Preferably with more compatibility.

    System is a asus sabertooth 990 (r2?) with AMD phenom X 6.

    Also is there any other software I can load onto the usb that can repair the bootloader easily?
    That would be the ideal alternative. Thanks
     
    TRUELOVE95, Feb 12, 2019
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  3. Bree Win User
    Resetting PC problem via windows and media creation tool


    Maybe its something about how you made the USB. To make a USB that will be certain to be bootable, download the Media Creation Tool and follow the steps in Option One of this tutorial.

    Download Windows 10 ISO File

    at step 6, leave the 'Use the recommended options for this PC' box checked.
    at step 8, select 'USB flash drive'.
     
  4. Reinstalling Windows 10 on a corrupt HP PC via USB Media Creation Tool?

    Windows Media Creation Tool won't download:

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I would suggest you to provide some information to help you better


    • Are you using Internet Explorer to download the files?

    • Are you using a wired net connection or wireless net connection?
    You can use the media creation tool to upgrade your current PC to
    Windows 10 or to create a USB or DVD and install Windows 10 on a different PC.

    Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install

    Alternatively, you can also use another pc to download the files.

    Keep us informed if the issue is resolved. We are glad to help you further
     
    Sachin V Rao, Feb 12, 2019
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