Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows 8 hanging during installation

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    windows 8 pro x64

    Windows 8 hanging during installation

    before i begin am going to give you two slightly different board layouts and then give you the differences between the bootups

    my primary computer is
    amd dual core 4200+
    3 gig of ram
    250 gig hard drive
    nvidia g force 8400gs

    and a

    intel dual core e250 (i think)
    1 gig ram
    256mb onboard chipset
    160 gig hard drive

    this is what i found....i installed windows 8 pro x64 bit on my intel machine twice once with the onboard graphics and with my nvidia graphics without an issue but when trying to install this on my amd its strange i get to the load screen before it hangs and does not go anywhere. the weird thing is that i can install the 32bit version of windows 8 on this machine without any issues but the 64 bit systems fail. after spending sometime on this issue am unsure on what to do as i have done fresh installs disconnected every bit of hardware that is not priority and still nothing. the question lies if its running the 32bit version does that leave the answer that there is a problem with my motherboard or is it an issue with windows 8 x64...other than pull my hair out is there any other intergration of my drivers so that windows 8 installs them while it installs the operating system...anyways thank you for your time

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    WElcome to EightForums.

    1) Try with only 2gb ram on the AMD.

    2) Install x64 on the AMD 250 Hd in the Intel, when booting OK, return to the AMD.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 hanging during installation

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Computer hanging up/freezing during driver installation
My system specs are the same as under my profile. Running a single R9-290 on Win 8.1 Pro 64bit. The PC completely hangs up when installing the new 14.9/14.7 beta drivers. It extracts fine, checks system requirements, starts installation, reaches "Installing AMD Display Drivers" and flickers...
Graphic Cards
Windows Explorer Hanging [Win 8.1]
Hi there! I recently built a PC after years of owning Macs. In general it has gone very smoothly, but I'm now running into an issue where Windows Explorer will freeze. This will go on for minutes at a time, and (generally) then resume functionality after what appears to be it restarting itself....
General Support
Windows 8.1 Chkdsk Scan hanging.
Today I've tried doing a Chkdsk scan on my primary drive. Through the console, I entered this line to start the process on a re-boot 'chkdsk /f /r c:'. I afterwards left it to do it's work for the next 1 and half hours '6:40-8:10pm', during this time I went to check on the progress of the scan...
Performance & Maintenance
Windows 8.1 explorer.exe freezing/hanging
So sometimes when I try to click the bottom-left start icon, it suddenly does not work. I hover over it but it doesn't change color nor work at all, but after i restart explorer.exe from task manager it starts working again. This happens randomly, and can happen again in a short while after...
General Support
Games hanging problems in Windows 8
I recently installed windows 8 pro in my sony vaio laptop. (i3, 3GB RAM, 300GB hard disk, ATI Radeon HD 5000 (up to date). I am having hang playing dishonered while playing games like Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, NSF MW2 etc., I tried to install the AMD Catalist installer Beta 13.. and the msg i...
Graphic Cards
Windows 8 PC hanging
Hey all, Lately my Windows 8 PC has been mysteriously hanging. I can still click icons and it would show the spinning wheel but programs won't load up (i.e. Chrome, task manager, etc) nor am I able to shut down the PC. I'll click "shut down" the spinning wheel shows up and then nothing. I sorta...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Windows 8 Hanging when I connect the charger
Hello, I downloaded Windows 8 the next day after it's release. It worked well for a week, but then soon after, every time I would connect my adapter to charge my laptop, it would hang. It works just fine without the adapter. I tried connecting another adapter and it would still hang. For now...
General Support

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