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Windows 8.1 auto repair immedately after installation

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Windows 7/8.1

    Windows 8.1 auto repair immedately after installation

    Hi, i'm not sure if this topic belongs here or in general support.

    I have an old desktop running windows 7 (spec below). I had a 60GB partition and figured I'd install 8.1. I downloaded 8.1, proceeded to the install and everything went fine.

    Upon reboot the desktop loaded to the windows 8 icon and immediately rebooted itself, and then launched into windows 8 automatic repair (without showing OS choice beforehand).

    The pc has been stuck in this loop and I cant get out of it. I've attempted to reinstall a few times but it's the same story. I ran a disk check but no problems were found.

    Windows 7 runs fine and has done for years, just a little sluggish as it needs some cleaning.

    Any help appreciated! Cheers

    Mobo: nForce M-a
    CPU: Athlon X2 3800+
    GPU: GeForce 8500 GT
    2GB ram

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

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

    Windows 8.1 upgrade reboots to black screen of 'nothingness'. - OUC1TOO - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    Error 0xC1900101 ? 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Community

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft Forum Moderator
    Error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1


    We understand that many customers are receiving error 0xC1900101 – 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1. This error is typically caused by an incompatible driver.

    If you are receiving this error:
    First, please double-check the error code. There are many variations of error 0xC1900101, each with a different location code -- the error extension, located after the dash. The information in this thread is intended only for location code 0x40017. If you are receiving a different location code, these steps are unlikely to resolve your issue.

    Check that you’ve already updated all of your drivers. In particular, if you have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, make sure you’ve installed the latest Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

    Check that you do not have any Frequently Asked Questions - What devices are supported by the SteelSeries Engine? that support the SteelSeries Engine installed on your PC. The SteelSeries Engine software is currently not supported on Windows 8.1. Please uninstall the software before attempting to update to Windows 8.1
    Error 0xC1900101 - 0x30018, Couldn't update to Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Community

    Can't Complete Windows 8.1 Install

    New Windows 8.1 requirements strand some users on 8

    Microsoft confirms some older AMD processors do not support Windows 8.1 - Neowin
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 5
    Windows 7/8.1

    Hi thanks for your reply, I will give windows 8 a try instead

    --windows 8 installed properly. Going to try windows 8.1 as some further reading suggests the 32bit version will work fine on older AMD systems and only 64bit the problem.

    Last edited by joncy92; 29 Dec 2013 at 21:24.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8.1 auto repair immedately after installation

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