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Booting Windows from a CD using cmd

Hello.

Long story short, my old laptop almost bricked itself while I was reinstalling Windows 8 on it from a CD. Being the piece of crap it is, It just shut down during the process for no apparent reason. Now I am stuck in the menu which has all the repair and restoration options. Naturally, none of them works and if I try to continue to the Windows 8, I get a Blue Screen of Death and then it shuts down and repeats until I force it to shut down. I don't mind if I can't get it back up and running but I guess it's worth trying.

 

So, I can access cmd from the menu, but I cant boot from the CD as "The disk doesn't have a identifiable file system" or something along those lines. What are my options? Can I format the boot drive and then install Windows from the CD somehow? As I said, I don't care if it can be fixed. It hasn't been properly for few years at least, and it has been really tacky lately. I have a backup of everything I wanted to save as I was reinstalling in the first place.

 

I am new here so I hope this is the right section to ask this.

Thanks in advance. "Don't bother" is a valid answer by the way.

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it sounds like you need to add drivers at the install stage or it will blue screen of death.  how old is the laptop is it windows 8 capable

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Get Windows XP IMO

 

Trying to run Vista-8 on anything lessthan 512MB ram will make you want to shoot yourself.

I say this because, I had a very bad Gypsie attack...they stole my wife, plow... and they touch my horse in a very bad way... he got very depressed.

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use "diskpart" command to reformat the drive then try & install it.. maybe check if the Optical drive has scratches or the data is corrupted in another pc before trying to install it again.

Details separate people.

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I completely forgot and didn't notice before that the CD was actually for upgrading from Win7 to Win8. Sorry.

So that's that. I need to get a Win7 CD from somewhere and then upgrade it to Win8, maybe that'll do it. Thank you guys for the answers.

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