Following the crash of my old system due to hardware failure I recently put together the computer I am currently using, the following are the specs and I will get into the issues I am having following.
The issue that I have been having is that following a clean install of windows 7 I attempt to upgrade to windows 8 and am halted differently depending on my install method. To begin with, upgrading from the desktop seems to work at first and upon restart I get a windows 8 logo screen, followed by another restart with a blank screen. The system them goes idle and nothing happens.Code:Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P CPU: AMD FX-8350 Memory: 8gigs GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Upon further investigation, the UEFI settings appear to be the cause of a lot of the issues I am having and as such I create a USB drive to install from. I am able to begin the setup, and after deleting all partitions I am able to set up the drive with a new partition system in GPT format.
Here the system copies the files, expands the files and seems to install everything normally. It reaches the restart portion of the install, and after taking out the USB stick it restarts. From here it loads up a windows 8 logo screen with the dancing dot circle at the bottom, and after a while it will restart again. It loads back into the same dancing dot circle for a while and once again restarts.
However, this time it restarts into a blank screen, and after a little while the HDD stops working and the system seemingly goes into an idle state. Nothing happens, even after about 30 minutes or so. I then shut off the computer and sadly re-install windows 7.
I am at a complete loss with this as I am new to UEFI, and at this point I am entirely unsure what to do.
I have seen that maybe disabling csm in bios may help, but it also may disable my video card. This mobo does not have on board video, so I am again at a loss.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!