New EightForums user/totalNoob here. I will refrain from getting side tracked and sticking to a concise way of writing, probably. (Also,i am not angry while writing this(actually pretty relaxed right now), only will make remarks towards the silliness and often absurd and stupid functioning of WINDOWS 8.)
Soooo, iv'e had this laptop for almost a year now. And i am a littlleeee tech savvy, meaning that i can find my way through most problems and by digging for required info online. (which is why i never joined any tech/supporting forums, etc. (up until today) .
Following is the chain of events that led me to this error:
I woke up today, went to the laptop, browsed around & did some other stuff.
Then i, being the genius that i am, get an idea to tweak some random settings on my "SYSTEM CONFIGURATION" window.
-SO, i open SYS CONFIG .
-Go to "BOOT" tab .
-Then to "ADVANCED SETTINGS" and Ended up changing 2 settings, if i remember correctly.
-One was the "NUMBER OF PROCESSORS",i put it to max (8) and the second i believe was "MAXIMUM RAM" which i only clicked the 'check box' and left the Amount to the usual one.
And as most people may know, After clicking "OK" on the SYS CONFIG window, it prompts you to restart the system to apply the settings. ( which i did, since im a good boy).
And then BAMMMMMMMMMMM i get the "SMILEY FACE"
For the first hour, i kept trying to press all function keys individually. F2 gives me the "SAMSUNG RECOVERY". So Does F4 i think. And F8, THE MAJESTIC KEY THAT NEVER F*****G WORKS.
Also, i have tried pressing SHIFT+F8, clicking it, Holding it down, i even increased the time to press the keys from the BIOS config page.
My Primary Mission was to somehow get my hands on the ELUSIVE SAFE MODE. But it seems IMPOSSIBLE !!!!!!!! I wanted to do so because i think selecting Safe mode automatically changes the sys config to a pre-determined setting for safe mode. BUT OH LOOK! WINDOWS 8 IS SO SLICK THAT YOU CANT EVEN FIND SAFE MODE, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T LOOK COOL Nobody here can tell me that i pressed the wrong key, or i didn't press enough, or i didn't press the right combination of keys.
the Laptop is Basically STUCK ON A REBOOT LOOP. ( comes on, shows error, Makes a pathetic attempt of "COLLECTION INFO" goes to 100%, OFF Again, and the cycle continues.)
ALSO -> My laptop is completely "F****D in the *SS", as the french say, so i can, in NO WAY MAKE A "REPAIR DISK IMAGE AND PUT IT ON A USB" Because the BSOD appears right after the COMPANY LOGO (first visible thing after turning system ON). And i DO NOT have a Windows 8 installation disc, because this laptop is of samsung, and came with - PRE-INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 64 BIT PRO EDITION - and they didn't give me a disc, because "SAMSUNG SUPPORT/RECOVERY WILL FIX ALL ERRORS, THEY SAID". ( It didn't).
Following are my system specs, or whatever i can see on my Bios screen right now.(i am on my friend's laptop).
NP550P5C-S05IN - TECH SPECS | SAMSUNG India
Also My SPECS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS PROBLEM, OF WHICH I AM 99.2% SURE OF.... i guess.
MY REQUEST FROM ANYONE READING THIS AND WHO CAN HELP, PLEASE .. HELP ... mmhmm .
I JUST NEED TO FIND A WAY TO OPEN SAFE MODE or SOMEHOW MAKE THE WIN 8 RECOVERY TO START.
Also, i would like to add my opinion on how stupid the whole "Power on to Desktop Appearing" Process really is. It is one thing to make it look "Slick" and "futuristic", But it is so annoying and stupid when a user can't even find Which keys to press on the boot window or anywhere else, if possible. And i think there really hasn't been any visible change(improvement) in how Systems boot up. Well it might be faster, but i dont care about it being faster if it gets completely destroyed by such a simple 'error'. lol.
I REALLY APPRECIATE ANYONE WHO TRIES TO HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM (i have spend almost 10 hours on it already, hahah F M L).
( ALSO I JUST ENDED UP PIRATING A WIN 8 64 bit INSTALLATION ISO ( thanks to samsung for not providing me with a disc) (WHICH WOULD BE VERY COOL, TOO). in hopes of maybe being able to recover my baby from the other side.
Much love xoxoxoxo? ..yea..