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Jun 15, 2013

I have a Toshiba I upgraded from 7 to 8...

I need to boot from a USB drive but cannot figure out how...

It boots up too fast, I don't even know how to get to the damn bios.

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My wife has a Toshiba Laptop with windows 8, upgraded to 8.1. About a month ago I set up Skype on her computer and all was working fine. Then 2 days ago she tells me it is not working. If you click on the tile, it tries to open, but after 3 second or so it goes back to the desktop. If I move the mouse in to the upper left corner, I can see the opening screen it gives you and I can click on it and it will come up again but only for a second or so and then goes back to the desktop. It never starts Skype. She has the same problem with Microsoft Solitaire Collection. I looked in Programs and Features to do a repair, but they are not listed.

Since there is no listing in Programs and Features, I don't even have the option to uninstall and then reinstall it.

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Partition 2 System
Partition 3 Reserved
Partition 4 Primary
Partition 5 Recovery
Partition 6 Recovery

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I still couldn't boot so inserted my Windows CD to reformat. After it says "Press any key to boot from CD...." I didn't press anything and it loaded into Windows just fine. I loaded Windows this way for a while until I was able to troubleshoot it. After reformatting, I get "Please select proper boot device.." message. If I put the CD in, that goes away and it loads into windows after saying "Press any key to boot from the CD..." Here's what I've done to troubleshoot so far:

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I've used bootrec.exe and tried
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2. I flashed my BIOS to 1708 because it was going to fix an issue I had with a USB device.

3. I reformatted Windows 8 with all drives unplugged except my SSD.

4. I've unplugged all SATA devices except my harddrive and tried to boot.

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