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W8 CD install hangs on black screen after 1st auto reboot

  1. #1

    W8 CD install hangs on black screen after 1st auto reboot

    This is a Windows 8 OEM CD install, on an i7 x64 system. I have tried this with both UEFI and legacy modes.

    I cleaned the drive and allowed setup to partition and format how it sees fit on an Intel SSD.

    The system copies files, sets them up and reboots.

    The blue windows logo is up for a minute, then the screen (not the PC) power cycles (probably due to a resolution change). It hangs there on a black screen. There is a mouse cursor that responds and the num lock toggles on the kb, but nothing else. CTRL-ALT-DEL does nothing.

    Any ideas?

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  2. #2

    Canon City
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    To me it sounds like there is something wrong with disc, might just have a scratch or be defective. Do you have the product key? If you do you should be able to hypothetically just download the same version of Windows 8 from the web and use that for the install as long as you have the product key for that computer.
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  3. #3

    Thank you for the suggestion; LATE last night I decided to tear the whole thing apart.

    It booted right up after I had removed the ATI video card. After install was over, I swapped it back in and everything was OK.

    I had not seen anything like this before.
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W8 CD install hangs on black screen after 1st auto reboot

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