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HELP! sdformat fat32 program wrong drive

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  • Formatting Problem
  • FAT32
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July 31, 2014 12:57:00 PM

I downloaded a small formatting program to format a micro sd card to fat32 but there were two options- the sdcard, and another unknown drive. Accidently clicked the latter, and without warning or time to do anything about it, windows shut down and now WONT BOOT!! says theres no bootable device.... Ive changed HDDs out and tried booting from another HDD through usb via satawire but it just wont read it.....I dont have an optical drive, nor do I have a windows 8 recovery disk. What can I do? Why was the "other" drive even an option to format??? Im pulling my hair out......

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a b G Storage
July 31, 2014 1:07:55 PM

You may have deleted the System Reserved partition which contains boot files for Windows. It may show as unknown as there is no drive letter attached to it.
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July 31, 2014 1:13:51 PM

indeed that sounds like whats happened. How to fix??
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a b G Storage
July 31, 2014 1:23:19 PM

You would need to get a hold of a Windows 8 Disk and when you boot off the DVD you need to tell it to repair your installation.
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July 31, 2014 10:49:14 PM

I was afraid of that....and thank you for the feedback, much appreciated!!
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