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Win8 will not boot

  1. #1

    Win8 will not boot

    After clean dust & rebuild my PC had a bit of trouble with the PSU which I sorted out.

    I booted win8 ok but on next boot for 5-10mnts was "analyzing the PC" then another 5-10m said "will auto repair PC" then after 10-15m said " cannot repair, go advanced" another 10-15 m said "no good shut it down & choose another OS"

    In disbeleaf I tried this a few times more.

    I am in XP now & works OK.

    Win8 worked OK for months & liked it

    Eny help, before I "EsyBCD" it, will be apreciated. ....thanx .....nick

    Asus P5K Premium WiFiiFi Intel, Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95W 2.4GHz, OCZ Cpu Cooler, 2x2GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 800 (400mhz) PC2-6400, EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX KO 512MB GDDR3 (PCI-E), Maxtor sata 160gb, OCZ 600W Game XStream Psu, X45, dulaboot XP/Win8

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  2. #2

    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Something might be loose.
    Double check all your cable connections, power connections, re-seat everything: RAM, Video Card etc...
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    OK, ignoring the PSU issue, if
    Windows 8 worked OK for months
    XP now & works OK
    , it seems like Windows 8 should now be able to work OK. The logic behind my thinking is that
    Windows 8 worked OK for months
    so that eliminates any hardware compatibility issue.

    However, what we don't know at this point is "How you got to Windows 8" in the first place? Specifically, was it via an upgrade process? If so, I would recommend that you try a "clean install" and if you did a clean install when
    Windows 8 worked OK for months
    , I would try it again. Good luck.
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  4. #4

    All that were done several times.

    I have a full CD w8 pro.

    I nstalled it in my XP system creating a dualboot. Frequently I chose one or tother.

    I am asking here so that I may find a way when I choose w8 it boots it like before.

    In starting the PC, the Bios's "boot priority" does not show my CD drive , only HD, Flopy & ATAPI (whatever that is), I put my w8 CD in, start the PC but it goes right passed it & boots to the usual choice, 8 or XP.


    1. when I boot in XP my CD drive is recognised by the Bios, & shows also in win. expr & runs any Cd I put in except the win8.

    2. If I insert the w8 CD it does not run nor shows in win. explorer.

    Can anybody make any sence of that? ....thanx ....nick
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  5. #5

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    Dual boot; eh? That was not clear from your first post. Good luck to you.
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