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Trying to install Windows 8 again

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    Trying to Windows 8

    Trying to install Windows 8 again


    I installed Windows 8 a couple of days ago on a laptop that has a Windows crashing history (service always said the problem was software, I think it's hardware, but that's a different topic).
    When waking up after sleeping times, the screen wouldn't display anything, I had to reboot using the power button multiple times.
    Finally, this morning when starting up only the manufacturer's logo showed up, Windows didn't start at all. Or at least that's what I saw on my display - nothing. Some normal sounds however could be heard from the laptop, smth was definitely running there.
    So I tried to reinstall Windows 8 again (all my data backed up, no problems there). I can choose a language and then press Install. Then it hangs forever on "Setup is starting". I burned a new DVD, same behavior.
    I don't know where to go from here... So if any ideas & time, please share.

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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview

    At this point, it is very important to know the specific make/model of your laptop so we can expore all available options; however, these questions are always relevant in advance of that information:

    What media did you use to install Windows 8 and what version ( 8 or 8 Pro)?
    What was your previous OS (Win 7)?
    Did you try an upgrade or clean install?
    Do you have any manufacturer's disc that can be used for recovery?
    Did the manufacturer advise to you to make recovery discs? And, if so, did you make them?
    Do you have a special factory recovery method available (such as Lenovo one-key)?
    Last edited by JustATest; 30 Jul 2013 at 07:03.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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