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Cannot boot in Windows 8 anymore

  1. #1

    Cannot boot in Windows 8 anymore


    Hello guys,

    After running windows update on win8 it asked me to reboot, after applying the updates upon reboot i get a black screen where I should get the login screen.

    Also if I try to press F8, it displays "getting options..."(or something like that) and when it should load the options screen I get just a black empty screen that stays there forever.

    Another funny thing is that my dual boot is gone, i cannot boot back to my win7 so i have pretty much an unusable computer...

    thanks for any help

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    Try run the Recovery options from the DVD:
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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    Can't, I don't have a DVD drive and I also tried entering the option pressing F8 upon boot but all I get is a black screen after it says "loading options".

    What about the dual boot? If I could get into my win7 at least...
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    Did you a USB Pen Drive to install Win 8? If yes, use the USB Pen Drive.
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    no i didnt use, i created a empty partition and installed win8 from win7 straight (i mounted the iso using poweriso)

    everything was fine, dual boot, everything!

    all of a sudden win8 froze and now everything got screwed...
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    Go into Advance Option (at dual boot startup), and reset PC this as it states will "restore" your pc to pre-w8 install. Then redo the installation.
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    people must have a problem reading...

    I CANNOT GO into advance options (I get a black screen only) and I DONT HAVE dual boot anymore (it's gone for some reason).
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