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Factory resetting windows without being in windows

Hi,

Vanguard (valorant anti cheat software) killed my whole pc. I cant get into windows and I'm trying to reinstall windows. The problem is I cant reinstall windows in save mode and the thing in the advanced repair options doesn't work. It just says it's not able to reset to factory settings.

What should I do? How can i reinstall windows? I'm not worried about my data it's all backuped

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Seriously, stop saying that.  

 

can you not have the PC boot to USB?

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4 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Seriously, stop saying that.  

 

can you not have the PC boot to USB?

Sry I'm not that knowledgeable about PCs. I was trying to delete all the data and it said there is a problem. But with keeping my personal data it has no problem. So I'm resetting right now. Is there any downside to this? Do I have to actually reserve everything when this is finished or can I leave it like that?

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1 hour ago, DerGunter said:

Hi,

Vanguard (valorant anti cheat software) killed my whole pc. I cant get into windows and I'm trying to reinstall windows. The problem is I cant reinstall windows in save mode and the thing in the advanced repair options doesn't work. It just says it's not able to reset to factory settings.

What should I do? How can i reinstall windows? I'm not worried about my data it's all backuped

Something you can try before doing anything, is System Restore. Windows has the ability to bring back your system in time without affecting your personal data. You can run it outside of Windows from fail starting Windows 3 times until you see, Windows display "Automatic startup repair" with white spinning dots. Fail restart of Windows is done hitting the restart button on your PC or press and hold the power button until it turns off while the spinning dot appear.

 

Alternatively, you can boot from a Windows installation USB or disk and pick "repair" link instead of Install button one in Windows setup.

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40 minutes ago, GoodBytes said:

Something you can try before doing anything, is System Restore. Windows has the ability to bring back your system in time without affecting your personal data. You can run it outside of Windows from fail starting Windows 3 times until you see, Windows display "Automatic startup repair" with white spinning dots. Fail restart of Windows is done hitting the restart button on your PC or press and hold the power button until it turns off while the spinning dot appear.

 

Alternatively, you can boot from a Windows installation USB or disk and pick "repair" link instead of Install button one in Windows setup.

Thanks but I just installed windows from a usb stick and literally 1 minute after the installation finished my pc crashed again with the same error massage: DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION

WTF is this I'm so frustrated...

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50 minutes ago, DerGunter said:

Thanks but I just installed windows from a usb stick and literally 1 minute after the installation finished my pc crashed again with the same error massage: DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION

WTF is this I'm so frustrated...

Oh I had this problem. This might also explain the problem you faced.

In my case, it was a bad SATA cable. For some reason, while not touching anything inside for months, it broke. But yup, the minute I replaced that SATA cable with a space one, the issue has never arrived again, or any hint of issues. It has been over a year, with countless weekly Windows version upgrade (I joined the Insider program - Fast ring).

 

Hopefully that is the same problem, and not something more major, like a faulty drive,

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5 hours ago, GoodBytes said:

Oh I had this problem. This might also explain the problem you faced.

In my case, it was a bad SATA cable. For some reason, while not touching anything inside for months, it broke. But yup, the minute I replaced that SATA cable with a space one, the issue has never arrived again, or any hint of issues. It has been over a year, with countless weekly Windows version upgrade (I joined the Insider program - Fast ring).

 

Hopefully that is the same problem, and not something more major, like a faulty drive,

I was so happy there for a second...

After swapping the cable my pc started and the first thing I did was installing a graphics driver. Near the end and it just crashed again. It tried to restart itself but "windows was apparently not loaded right" error. Same error I got the whole time when starting

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2 hours ago, DerGunter said:

I was so happy there for a second...

After swapping the cable my pc started and the first thing I did was installing a graphics driver. Near the end and it just crashed again. It tried to restart itself but "windows was apparently not loaded right" error. Same error I got the whole time when starting

Oh, you'll probably need to re-install Windows once again as the last install might have crapped out from the broken SATA cable.

I recall I did that.

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25 minutes ago, GoodBytes said:

Oh, you'll probably need to re-install Windows once again as the last install might have crapped out from the broken SATA cable.

I recall I did that.

Well I did just that right now. Total PC crash at the same time while installing GPU driver. Maybe the GPU is just brooken and I need to replace it

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