RESOLVED: Vivotab Note 8 M80TA - Inaccessible Boot Device - After Win10 Reset

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  1. dgosho

    dgosho Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi. My Asus Vivotab Note 8 M80TA was acting buggy, so I did a Windows 10 reset.
    After a couple restarts I now get the blue screen with a sad face that says
    Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you.
    If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error: INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE.

    Then it just keeps rebooting and showing this message.

    Any thoughts for what I can do now?
    Thank you,
    -David
     
  2. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Have you removed the Recovery section?
     
  3. jjsa1985

    jjsa1985 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    This probably does not apply to you but just in case, do you by any chance still have the micro SD recovery card in the tablet? If so, I would take it out and try the windows reset again. Thats the only thing I can think of.
     
  4. dgosho

    dgosho Pen Pal - Newbie

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    No.
    On this device, I did an upgrade to Windows 10 about 2 years ago. It's been running fine until recently.
    All that I did was run Reset this PC and selected Get Rid of Everything.
     
  5. dgosho

    dgosho Pen Pal - Newbie

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    This tablet didn't come with a recovery SD card.
     
  6. dgosho

    dgosho Pen Pal - Newbie

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    RESOLVED:
    I was able to do a clean install of Windows 10.
    Here are the steps I took.

    On a different PC
    Download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from here:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
    Launched the tool and, using a USB drive, created a Windows 10 installation

    On the tablet
    Used a USB OTG cable, and an unpowered USB hub to connect the Windows 10 Installation USB drive, a mouse, and a keyboard to the tablet.
    Entered the tablet bios by first powering up (hold the power button for a couple seconds until the LED near the camera lights up) and then immediately holding down the power and volume down buttons.
    In the bios (you can navigate the bios through touch, the buttons on the tablet, or the keyboard), I selected boot and for the first boot option i selected the usb drive then saved and exited.
    On reboot, I selected a clean install of Windows 10.
    I chose the larger of the two hard drive partitions (in my case that was about 45GB).
    Go through the steps of Windows 10 install.
    Once installed it is missing a number of drivers.
    Go to the ASUS driver page, here: https://www.asus.com/us/Tablets/ASUS_VivoTab_Note_8_M80TA/HelpDesk_Download/
    There are only a couple drivers available under windows 10, but the Windows 8 drivers work for audio and pen, so go through the list of drivers and install them.
    Finally, I went into device manager and found a number of "unknown device"s. I right-clicked and selected "update driver" on each of them. That worked for all but one of them.

    Now the tablet is back to normal with a clean install of Windows 10. Both touch and pen input are working fine.
     
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  7. Cool_Breeze

    Cool_Breeze Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'd like to find a similar way to reset my bios. It currently boots to a blank screen. It is not a Windows problem.
     
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