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09-28-2021 04:34 AM
So I tried installing a Linux distro in my hp tower(I don't know the model). It was Linux mint and the options weren't showing install with windows 10. So I searched an artilcle and it said disable fast startup. So I did it. In some boots I didn't see any changes but I inserted my Linux mint usb stick and booted in it. To my suprise it booted windows 10. I didn't pay much attention and turned my pc off. My when i
turned it on again, it was at a black screen. So I panicked and started changing the boot mode. After that I screwed up and changed the boot mode back to legacy, there was a message to confirm the change. I typed in the code but only esc key works and the screen doesn't respond if I enter the code. What should I do? Any help would be appreciated.
09-28-2021 02:02 PM
@Slepdeprivedhum -- I inserted my Linux Mint USB stick and booted in it. To my surprise, it booted windows 10.
Within BIOS SETUP, did you permanently change the boot-order to first boot from the USB?
Or, at power-on, did you press ESC, and then F10, to temporarily override the boot order, to do a one-time boot from the USB?
Power-off your computer. Remove the USB stick. Power-on your computer. Does it boot into Windows?
Or, what is not quick-and-simple, but will work:
- power-off the computer
- open it up
- disconnect the power and data cables from the disk-drive
- purchase a brand-new disk-drive, preferably a fast SSD (Solid State Device)
- connect the power and data cables to the SSD
- disconnect any Ethernet cable connected to the computer
- power-on your computer
- reinstall Windows, and let it complete
- power-off your computer
- disconnect the power and data cables from your CD/DVD device
- connect thosee power and data cables to your "old" disk drive
- power-on the computer
- Windows should boot from the SSD, and should assign the "D:" drive-letter to the "old" disk-drive
- copy all your personal files from the "old" disk-drive to the SSD
- reconnect the Ethernet cable
- launch Windows Update, both to "activate" Windows, and to get the latest security-updates
- re-install all the free programs (iTunes, Adobe Reader, et cetera) that you were using
I hope this helps. Ask, if you need any more details about the above steps.
09-28-2021 08:30 PM
I didn't change the boot order in the legacy mode. Top of the boot is internal hard drive. Also I tried removing the usb stick but it booted to a black screen. Also the esc key problem solved but one more problem remains. It just boots up into a black screen. I don't see windows logo, dots loading up, just the black screen with no cursor. I waited for like an hour but still there was a black screen. What should I do?
PS-i have a windows backup image, but it is on the e drive. Would that be useful in this situation? If yes, how can I access it?
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