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Hello friends so basically I tried to take my pavilion X2 as a normal pc and inserted my uefi usb with my windows and I tried installing windows mistakenly I "deleted " the boot , recovery and system partition but it stuck like they aren't deleted and the partitions has files into them although when I try to use them I get fatal errors like they don't exist as they don't exist.

So I format my normal partition it's the only one I can format and actually delete it .when the installation finish it says it failed and I should re do it again but that happens every time

 

Things I've tried

Disabling secure boot

Installing a different version of Windows 10

With enabled secure boot

I have no clue what to do I need assistance

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Hi

Try a recovery OS like...

Windows 10

W8 Repair.pngRecovery Reinstall.png

or

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-best-rescue-disks-windows-system-restore/

Knoppix

 

SystemRescueCD

 

So you tried things, and what state is the PC currently in?

Gparted is a good option. It may be inside Knoppix or make a standalone.

https://gparted.org/

 

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So the machine is at the state of opening to  the USB  walkthrough the whole  windows installation only it cannot delete any partition I can format the main partition though  but when I do it fails

I just came home from work, I went to command propt and it appears that all the deleting I did , achieved nothing because when I list disked and looked into the partition all the partitions are at the size of how they were before I "deleted" them
I wonder should I clear all the partitions via command prompt or  somehow recover that,
I'm sorry but the information you gave me was extremely too much to understand

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You do know that if W10 was not Shutdown PROPERLY the partition is in suspend mode, with the Dirty Bit set.

 

Effectively making it read only, and a REAL big problem to overcome.

So if you boot aDVD/USB and go into command prompt and try to run chkdsk or whatever it would be a start.

 

Away from home and on a dog currently, so a full answer will have to wait.

 

MS do tools that may overcome the problem, else search dirty bit setting on t'internet.

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The problem is that all this didn't happen because of a premature shutdown but I deliberately wanted to format my tablet thinking it would work exactly like a laptop. so I went on about deleting the partitions which I'm honestly confused if I did  or did not achieve. As it seems they have 0 files in them as they don't function, but they do take up space.

Enjoy your walk by the way take your time friend .

I currently try to make a system image from my working desktop in a USB to try and use that to recover it will update you about that when its done.

EDIT: it says the storage is too low to recover  or something along those lines I'm basicly translating it.

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NoMicrosofts preferred setting is

 

Enable Fast Start Up

 

So when you shutdown you get a suspend and a dirty bit set.

 

Like I said research it.

 

It can sometimes be mounted read only so that data can be copied off.

 

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My last offering

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-clean-and-format-storage-drive-using-diskpart-windows-10

 

You now have enough info solve your problem.

PWR and LID.pngFast Start Up should be DISABLED

 

AND if you shutdown with the Turn On fast Start-Up box ticked, checked, then that is the root cause of your problem.

It sets the partition to suspend and sets the Dirty bit.

 

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I'll try my best thanks a ton man for your time and your informations farewell.

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Prego.

 

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