View Full Version : G75VW not working properly after attempt to reformat

06-16-2013, 12:58 AM
i tried to reformat my computer just to restart it, nothing was going wrong with it. It goes 10% into the procedure then says it failed to repair the computer. so i restart it, and try it again, now it can't find the partition to reformat the computer, so i use Recovery Discs and now all i get is "Reboot and select proper boot device"

Is there anything help i may be able to get, any help would be appreciated, thank you.

06-16-2013, 06:08 AM
If I remember right F8 on boot up on a VW, will give you a boot menu where you can select your boot device

06-16-2013, 08:45 AM
i've already tried that, and it doesn't work, it acts as if there was never a recovery partition. i have the recovery discs, but it still doesn't read the discs either

06-16-2013, 01:28 PM
@DeviantWolf, to select the desired boot device, you should spam the esc key on POST.

06-16-2013, 04:14 PM
i know how to select a boot device, the problem is, that its not working, whether it's trying the partition on the hard drive or trying to boot from the recovery discs. The BIOS detects both the HDD and the Optical Drive, but bother will not launch the software.

06-17-2013, 03:14 AM
so you mean press F9 to restore OS, run to 10% then fail? is it possible your hdd damage?

06-17-2013, 03:58 AM
i actually considered that, so i bought a new HDD, but still, to no avail. i've copied the contents of the recovery discs to an external hard drive, it seems like it was going to work, but then it reboots on it's own. please guys, any help would be appreciated

06-17-2013, 04:32 AM
Go into the the BIOS and make sure it's not listing UEFI: MAT****A as your primary boot device. If it is, use the delete option to get rid of all UEFI options and only have the MAT****A listed as the primary boot device so it will boot in BIOS mode... If the restore forces UEFI, that's fine...

06-17-2013, 04:48 AM
Here's pictures of what i'm seeing over and over again. it gets to the point where it wants to start the restore, but then it reboots, and then the other picture is of the BIOS and the boot options.


06-17-2013, 04:57 AM
Try only enabling UEFI boot and leaving the boot order as it is...

06-17-2013, 05:02 AM
originally the UEFI was enabled, and regardless of which way i had it, it didn't work

06-17-2013, 05:07 AM
originally the UEFI was enabled, and regardless of which way i had it, it didn't work

I'm not sure what to tell you other than trying different boot media, meaning a different Windows disc, or at least see if it will boot to a Linux Live CD... Seems like corrupt media... You want the UEFI enabled though, Win 7 SP1 and up forces a UEFI boot...