I am not sure if its related to the first update because it was working fine for a while. The problem is, as well as being a rather large 3. So what can be done about this if you find yourself in a similar situation? I believe it is because the screen is not responding. Thanks, I managed to figure most of it out. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 3 Apr 21, 2019 1 Mar 23, 2019 1 Jan 28, 2019 1 Jan 25, 2019 2 Jan 25, 2019 1 Jan 21, 2019 4 Jan 9, 2019 0 Dec 10, 2018 0 Nov 26, 2018 1 Nov 3, 2018 2 Nov 1, 2018 3 Oct 20, 2018 3 Sep 19, 2018 1 Aug 5, 2018 5 May 9, 2018 2 Mar 5, 2018 1 Feb 28, 2018 1 Aug 13, 2017 1 Jul 31, 2017. If this is what you see don't trash your tablet trying to fix it.
I had managed to get a backup from the surface Microsoft website but I was trying to avoid a complete reinstall as I was trying to save files for a friend. Ho John, Thanks for your great contributions. Is there a way to boot up to back up files to a usb? I have tried resetting and refreshing the device and used the update for recovery. Yes, it is a Windows 8. I have a surface 2 that is running windows 8.
Quote: Originally Posted by daathword Hi, I know this is a bit late, but when I follow this, I get stuck on not being able to select the keyboard language. Open the web site: download recovery image for Surface, and sign in with your Microsoft account. Microsoft might update the recovery image in the future. Its been confirmed that images seem to work on all devices. Hopefully this should resolve it.
Once rebooted check for more updates and install them if more are there, repeat until there are no more updates. I believe you will need an 8gb flash drive, or to mess with options for smaller drives. Guess the message is, move along. . Is there a way to boot up to back up files to a usb? Have a poke around in trig0rs thread and towards the end there are a few languages, I assume you will just want this image anyway. Hi, I know this is a bit late, but when I follow this, I get stuck on not being able to select the keyboard language. Your device will install any language fine, its just a case of you do want russian instead for instance, or the big one earlier on is that there was only a british english image at first which if you were an american user would have a few things spelt incorrectly.
Microsoft Surface lineup made an easy for users to recover their devices in case something went wrong by included a recovery partition on every model. Both methods dont work - i. On the search box enter: recovery. Unfortunately the c drive was blank except for a few log files and then there was an x drive. Everything is extracted 'as is' from the zip to the root.
All we can do is wait. To create a recovery drive, you will need to download recovery image for your from the Microsoft Support website. Press F12 if you have type cover attached, otherwise press Volume Up button to confirm erasing. Click on Step 1: Select your product, and then the Surface models will be showed for you. It will take you about 3 hours to download the recovery image file, make sure you have enough time, and wait for it patiently. Tips: If you don't sign in with a Microsoft account, you won't see the download dialog. Initially I believed this download was coming directly from Softpedia and of course that caused me some concern for safety and security reasons however, it turns out they simply link to the download and do not host it.
No one here, moderators, acknowledges the problem even exists. Or what is going to happen when the system will just not boot? What am I doing wrong? It looks pretty much like , however it has some noticeable differences. The problem now seems to have been solved as Microsoft has released a. After that you will then have all of the updates from between October 2013 and whatever date you used this recovery image. Since then the Windows 8.
I believe it is because the screen is not responding. Do I need to change any files in the root? In this situation, you can still download a specific recovery image for your Surface tablet from the Microsoft Surface support website. Once in windows, connect to WiFi and do updates and then restart after complete. I have a surface 2 that is running windows 8. Step 1: Download a recovery image for your Surface.
After a few moments, the tablet will start and loads the recovery media, displaying the screen below. This is where the instructions Microsoft provides are essential. Something in the update was rendering the Windows tablets unbootable, and Microsoft was left scratching its head and scrambling to fix the issue as quickly as possible. But this function will work only if you have a recovery partition on your disk drive or a recovery drive. Follow the onscreen instructions to reset your Surface tablet.
For Microsoft Surface, every device has a recovery partition by default from the factory. Step 1: Open your Surface, and login to Windows. Actual image data should be ~2gb. Now this reset is different from the refresh option offered in Windows 8. Microsoft was forced to late last week after users started complaining about their tablets being bricked.