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Help windows 8 blinking screen on startup

  1. #1


    Philippines
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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 x32 Pro/ Windows 8 Developer Preview x 64

    Help windows 8 blinking screen on startup


    I have Intel Core i5 2410M GeForce GT540M 2gb 750 GB of HDD

    i installed windows 8 on my acer laptop
    and once i thought about bring the application drive or my drives and files
    i installed intel VGA i think but there was intel on it probably intel VGA

    after installing i saw blinking screen and goes over to the startup menu and i can't do safe mode to after blinking it redirects to startup screen

    the blinking was fast like count 1-2 secs it will blink and again after that it would be pitch black and go over again

    any solution??

    help me coz i dont want to destroy my pc anymore!!

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  2. #2


    Australia
    Posts : 584
    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Hm... try doing a reinstall and run Windows Update before you install drivers. A lot of native drivers are out through WinUpdate at the moment.
    And which operating system are you running? 32 bit or 64 bit?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Hm... try doing a reinstall and run Windows Update before you install drivers. A lot of native drivers are out through WinUpdate at the moment.
    And which operating system are you running? 32 bit or 64 bit?
    I would venture a guess that it's x64 since this is a Win8 Forum.

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    It would be best to download the drivers for the video card and see if the issue persists.
    I had to do that on my system as, until I did so, I only had the native screen resolution options.
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  4. #4


    Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Hm... try doing a reinstall and run Windows Update before you install drivers. A lot of native drivers are out through WinUpdate at the moment.
    And which operating system are you running? 32 bit or 64 bit?
    I would venture a guess that it's x64 since this is a Win8 Forum.

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    I feel like a right fool.
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  5. #5


    Philippines
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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 x32 Pro/ Windows 8 Developer Preview x 64


    mines x64 bit,
    a reinstall huh ok ill try

    its windows 8 x64 dev prev im gonna install right coz i may be freakin out for the data ive lost

    oh by the way its in my laptop

    wish there was a solution
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  6. #6


    Australia
    Posts : 584
    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Well you don't have to reinstall Windows, but if you can transfer your data first that'd be a good idea. Take a look at this and this.
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  7. #7


    Philippines
    Posts : 32
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 x32 Pro/ Windows 8 Developer Preview x 64


    actually i can't boot to safe mode coz once i boot to safe mode it directs to startup menu and the only solution is hard boot

    hard boot could minimize pc performance
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  8. #8


    Australia
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    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Okay, well perhaps you could try a system Refresh.
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  9. #9


    Philippines
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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 x32 Pro/ Windows 8 Developer Preview x 64


    but how i can't get it to reinstall its in my usb and has win 7 x32 and win7 x64 and windows 8 x64 its still blinks
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  10. #10


    Australia
    Posts : 584
    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    So, the blinking happens before you can choose your operating system? Is that what you mean?
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