Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

BSOD on Win8 install at configuring devices stage

  1. #1

    BSOD on Win8 install at configuring devices stage


    I'm trying to help my dad fix his desktop PC on the other side of the world via Skype Basically, he's installed Windows 8 (as a clean install) from the upgrade DVD however when Windows 8 boots and gets to "configuring devices" with about 69% progress and then BSOD and a crash dump. Does anyone know how I retrieve the crash dump file output even though Windows itself won't start? I want to see if there's a dodgy device somewhere causing errors. He did get occasional BSOD in Win7 so it sounds like it could be the same thing. The installation is fine up until that point.

    I'm going to get my dad to try starting without any USB devices plugged in.

    Thanks, LP.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Try using a bootable disk - such as a Live Linux distribution or the Ultimate Boot CD.
    That should allow you to access the file system on the hard drive.

    If there are memory dumps, you should be able to find them in C:\Windows (MEMORY.dmp) or in C:\Windows\Minidump.

    But also, there'll be several installation log files that may contain info on why the installation is failing:
    Understanding Failures and Log Files
    Windows Setup Log Files and Event Log

    You might also have him try these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

BSOD on Win8 install at configuring devices stage

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Constant BSOD Fresh install of Win8 Pro
Hi all, I recently upgraded to an SSD, installing a fresh copy of Win8Pro. I'm receiving constant BSODs, typically reporting BAD_POOL_HEADER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL I've updated every driver I can think of (chipset, lan, usb, audio, video) as well as fully updating in windows update. ...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Windows 8.1 BSOD after configuring RAID 1
I had a HDD go bad, so I set up 2 250gb Drives as a raid 1 setup. Windows 8 worked great before HDD Failure, but now after re-installing 8.1, it only runs for about 5 min before I receive DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. Dump Files are included below. ...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Failure configuring Windows updates from clean install
Hello everyone, After a BSOD and utter failure to boot (presumably a critical OS file damaged) I ran the recovery tools for a total factory reset. Connected to the internet and worked for an hour or two, then tried a reboot. Windows update had 104 updates to process. It did them, then...
Windows Updates & Activation
Whack media devices appear in Win8.1 Explorer
Hi - Just jumped from 8.0 to 8.1 and all is well except Explorer is whack. Please see attached jpg, which shows the 12 extra networked machines and the 10 extra media shares. I don't know any of those people! :eek: The list changes from time to time, but always 100% strangers. A cosmetic...
Network & Sharing
BSOD while trying to install win8 OEM
Hi friends, I just got a new SDD, OEM win 8 64bit and decided to clean install win8 on the SSD. I have a 1TB WD, a 1.5TB seagate (that I have preview version of win 8 on it) and the new SSD. I backed up everything from the 1.5Tb drive to the 1TB drive. Reboot, boot in CD, choose to delete...
Installation & Setup
Realtime 3d App for Win8 mobile devices
Hi everybody, were a small developer of 3d content and just started to develope realtime 3d apps. A client asked for a Win8 solution. Unity doesnt work at the moment and I am not sure if theres a way to get webGL running. I read that IE 10 wont support webgl and or the Installation of...
Software and Apps

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook