Removed Windows, how to get it back

DRAM2002 6 Posts Thursday August 2, 2018Registration date August 4, 2018 Last seen - Aug 2, 2018 at 10:42 AM - Latest reply: ac3mark 10274 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus August 17, 2018 Last seen
- Aug 15, 2018 at 03:55 PM
Hi, I inadvertently removed the operating system (Windows 8) from my Toshiba laptop. How can I reinstall it? When I turn on the computer I get the "no bootable device - please restart system" message, but there is no system on there to restart. Thanks.
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DRAM2002 6 Posts Thursday August 2, 2018Registration date August 4, 2018 Last seen - Aug 2, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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Thank you
I have tried tapping the F8 key, but I still receive the same "no bootable device - please restart system" message.
ac3mark 10274 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus August 17, 2018 Last seen - Aug 2, 2018 at 12:56 PM
Wow, well, what makes you think that the OS is missing? Maybe the BIOS can't see the disk, so It can't boot. When you load into BIOS, is the HDD listed as the first bootable device?

Double check that, because as of right now, the DISK ISN'T seen. If you didn't have an os, it would say NO OS! The indication you are giving is the disk isn't found. Find it in bios!
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How do I get to BIOS? I can't seem to find a way to do anything. All I see is the same message, no bootable device please restart system. thanks
DRAM2002 6 Posts Thursday August 2, 2018Registration date August 4, 2018 Last seen - Aug 2, 2018 at 04:43 PM
Found BIOS and HDD is the first listed. I hit enter and nothing happens. Is there another command to use?
ac3mark 10274 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus August 17, 2018 Last seen - Aug 2, 2018 at 05:00 PM
If you have indeed verified the HDD is listed, and is the first one, then the HDD does not spin up. Check the physical connection, and make certain it is tightly connected.

If this connection is indeed good, then you need to boot into a recovery shell and see if you can mount the disk to see what is on it. Do you have another PC to make a recovery USB boot?

Go here and get an iso, and place it on a USB. Set the USB to boot in bios.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO

YOur PC should already have a valid license on it.
DRAM2002 6 Posts Thursday August 2, 2018Registration date August 4, 2018 Last seen - Aug 2, 2018 at 07:12 PM
Hi, once I plug in the USB how do I continue? It doesn't seem to recognize that anything has been plugged in.
DRAM2002 6 Posts Thursday August 2, 2018Registration date August 4, 2018 Last seen > DRAM2002 6 Posts Thursday August 2, 2018Registration date August 4, 2018 Last seen - Aug 3, 2018 at 12:01 PM
The USB is recognized but nothing happens. It seems to be frozen. Any suggestions on what I can do?
Ambucias 54079 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus August 19, 2018 Last seen - Aug 3, 2018 at 05:03 AM
I believe you must change the boot order in bios so that the USB key is read first.
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Hi, how do I change the order? Thanks.
Seems the computer is frozen and nothing I've tried makes it respond.
Ambucias 54079 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus August 19, 2018 Last seen - Aug 3, 2018 at 05:01 PM
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DRAM2002 6 Posts Thursday August 2, 2018Registration date August 4, 2018 Last seen - Aug 4, 2018 at 02:12 PM
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Thank you
Not sure what I did, but now I am back where I started and cannot access BIOS. Any suggestions?
Ambucias 54079 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus August 19, 2018 Last seen - Aug 4, 2018 at 05:20 PM
No sorry.
ac3mark 10274 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus August 17, 2018 Last seen - Aug 6, 2018 at 04:26 PM
Sir Ambucias is right. If you cannot duplicate the steps, we don't know where the project is, and therefore cannot assist. Go back to start of the thread, and read again! Nothing would be changed.
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Davitas 2 Posts Friday July 13, 2018Registration date August 15, 2018 Last seen - Aug 15, 2018 at 01:49 AM
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Found BIOS and HDD are the first listed. I hit enter and nothing happens. Is there another command to use?do you know it?
ac3mark 10274 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus August 17, 2018 Last seen - Aug 15, 2018 at 03:55 PM
Well considering there is no OS on the drive, you need to boot from USB! but then again, we are not certain if you are a new poster or the OP? Your issues may be different.
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