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Problem with boot in Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7

    Problem with boot in Windows 8


    I burned Windows 8 Developer Preview 32bit to CD and created new partition. I installed on new partition and when installation finished, PC restarts and I get this screen:



    So, I cant boot in Windows 8 - Windows 7 works great, but 8 ..... :S Any help ?

    Sorry for bad English !!!
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  2. #2


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Hello Tawe, welcome to the forum

    Filling out your system specs would help us to better answer your questions.

    This problem can be caused by both hardware or software problems, from my own experience WDP can in some circumstances mistake your HDD/SSD for a removable device.

    When you install WDP everything seems to go OK until the last restart, when your PC restarts the last time before this bluescreen appears watch carefully the BIOS boot sequence to make sure that your HDD/SSD is detected if it is not you need to completely switch off the PC before booting gets to where WDP starts and then switch on the PC again, checking that the HDD/SSD is present in BIOS before allowing WDP to carry on with the rest of the install. You may get a different blue screen in which case you will have to ask again for help.

    If the HDD/SSD is not missing at boot try this tutorial; System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8

    Start at option 2 and then the automatic repair try this at least 3 times. If you still cannot boot your PC try the refresh option, and then let us know how you get on
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7


    My HDD is detected when i turn on the PC. I have tried Refresh option and Automatic Repair. I will try now to Automatic Repair 3 times
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7


    I tried Automatic Repair 3 times, but still don't boot in Windows 8 :S
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  5. #5


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Not good then try this; SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    Is your Bios set to IDE or AHCI for the HDD?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7


    I don't see that option in BIOS (or where it should be?) Here is some pic from there:



    I try to install Windows 8 on my desktop PC, and there works great, but on this laptop .... :S
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  7. #7


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    There are different types of BIOS but you should find it under the SATA configuration.

    If it is set to IDE you should try it out as AHCI and Vice versa

    Note you can not just change the setting to AHCI you need to make a registry change first, going back the other way should not be a problem.

    AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista - Windows 7 Forums

    It would be wise to create a system restore point before doing this in case you get unexpected results System Restore Point - Create - Windows 7 Forums

    I have just seen the part about a laptop, you may not be able to change this setting!!
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