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dr-ant
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Me: *reinstalling windows10 using the recovery disk.

"Your partitions will be reformatted if needed... warnings this, that... Continue?"
Me: do it already!

"Recovering... 1%..."
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"Recovering... 1%..."
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"Sorry cannot recover. We didn't change anything."

Me: *reboot
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"No bootable drive found"
YOU MOTHERFUCKING LIAR! *throws away the thumb drive with the laptop attached out of spite

Comments
  • 1
    This is why I try and avoid doing that as much as possible.

    Things like that rarely end well for me.

    So, at least it is nice to know, I'm not the only one !

    Not tried it via a thumb drive though, only so far had success with a physical second HD connected to the machine.

    I hear you can do it via a network, I can imagine that is fraught with difficulties !

    Maybe reformat it using another tool and try again ?
  • 3
    is it testdisk time

    i think it's testdisk time
  • 4
    It seems that Windows users are used so to it that they don’t expect anything else.
  • 2
    An incident like this was the last straw for me, in 2016. Since then, I have only run Windows in a VM, a cloud instance, or a local parsec machine.
  • 3
    0 <— number of times this has been successful for me.
  • 1
    @bahua sadly I still need to work with Windows on the regular.
  • 0
    @lastNick I don't know man. Microsoft likes fucking with users.
  • 1
    @Parzi instructions unclear. Tested dick. Length : 12 MICROmeter.
  • 1
    @Nanos You definitely are not the only one.
    I'm now used to the abusive relationship with Windows, I guess. I have lost some recent changes but I have another disk that I can maybe clone.
    Let's see how it goes.
  • 2
    @stackodev

    Took me 32 years till I got it working. :-)

    What did I do you may ask..

    It just works suddenly..

    Now if just hibernation worked perfectly..
  • 1
    @Nanos 😄
    Hibernation will never work correctly!
  • 3
    Trying to create usb to install win on my pc... "This tool cant run on this pc - the reason is unknown" - Congratulation Winfuck
  • 1
    Time for linux
  • 1
    @jak645 for gaming not possible, for working i use mac
  • 1
    @neoliun

    I game entirely on Linux. No complaints.
  • 1
    @neoliun hehe. gaming on Linux is about to be a strong thing thanks to steams project proton.
  • 0
    @Techno-Wizard

    "about to be?" Proton is brilliant TODAY.
  • 0
    I'm reminded even getting a game to work on Windows is difficult enough as it is.

    Eg. sometimes it doesn't..
  • 0
    @bahua people dont realize it exists, but it's already almost identical in performance to native. Amazing considering its posix system call translation.
  • 0
    @bahua it's still not 80% complete yet... it will be AMAZING once it's over that!
  • 1
    this shit never works

    make a linux bootable usb... configure or format all your partitions in linux live...

    make a windows bootable usb... just install in that partition... no using of any fancy bells which never work
  • 1
    @dr-ant

    This just occurred to me:

    If this is a work machine, wtf are you doing messing with recovery and EFI? I would think that company policy dictates that you would turn it over to your desktop support people in an event like this.
  • 1
    @bahua no this isn't a work machine. When I said I need to work with Windows regularly I meant at home. Since my workplace uses Windows extensively, more of my time is spent on Windows even at home. The side projects I think of are often Windows based.

    I have recovered some of my stuff. Dual booted again. 😬
    Let's see how much longer it lasts.
    This has woken me up to how lazy I've been with periodic backups. I'm thinking of investing for auto backups.
  • 0
    @dr-ant

    I've yet to find an auto backup system that works reliably !
  • 1
    @Nanos yeah that's the thing. I was thinking of getting some hardware and writing my own tool that will at least work for me.
  • 1
    @dr-ant

    One of the gotcha's I came across was file length issues, eg. too long when trying to copy.
  • 1
    @Nanos oh! Didn't even think of that. Thanks for the warning.
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