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Laptop shutting down while setting up Windows 8.1

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    EDIT: Safe Mode on windows 8.1

    My laptop (originally windows 7, then bought windows 8 pro, then updated to 8.1 pro) was beginnig to get slow, so I deided to clean install it. I used a windows 8.1 pro iso downloaded from the windows program (mediacreationtool) and put it into a tdk 16gb usb stick using Rufus. I install it and it all goes good, but when it reboots and it says something like setting devices; the pc shuts down. If I boot from hdd, windows doesn't boot (it says that it hasn't booted properly and to reboot). If I boot from usb I need to do it all again. The laptop is an ASUS K54HR.
    Any help?

    EDIT: Don't know how, but managed to install it. I reinstall all drivers, but when I reboot I get the new BSOD with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. This happens right after the windows logo with the circling dots. I found out that I need to go to safe mode. I tried using that usb, the original windows 8 cd and a newly created recovery drive, but neither show Startup settings under Advanced Options. Spamming F8 had the same result. I need to get into safe mode without touching windows first; or find another way to fix irql not less or equal.
    Last edited by Lievix; 05 May 2015 at 06:26.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 45
    Windows 8.1 Pro/LinuxMint/Mac OS X

    Go to BIOS settings and change your boot order or make sure you can run advanced boot options to get to safe mode.

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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    It is alredy going to the USB so BIOS is ok. Advanced boot options don't show up, that's my problem. I Might reformat again but the laptop shutting down after a while issue still remains
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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