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Can't install Windows 8 DVD ISO

  1. #1

    Can't install Windows 8 DVD ISO


    Hi,
    my uncle asked me to repair/reinstall Windows 8 (64bit) for him because it doesn't boot anymore. So I downloaded an ISO and burned it on a DVD-RW with ImgBurn. So far so good. I checked if the files and folders on the DVD were burned properly. They look just like the last time. When I put the DVD in I changed the boot options in the BIOS to boot from the DVD drive. After it reboots there is just like an underscore in the upper left corner blinking. After a while the Windows 8 logo appears and the cycle starts spinning. Then I get the BSOD saying "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart" Then after a second or two something like this appears "Just wait while we collect some info and restart". I don't know if an error line popped up, too - it was too fast. I tried burning a second DVD-RW but it gave me the same error. When I put in the DVD in my own Laptop it didn't work, too. But it didn't give me a BSOD, but instead asked if I wanted to repair Windows or start normally. What can I do now?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried extracting the iso files to a usb drive & clicking on the setup.exe file it should contain ?

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    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    A long time ago I discovered that in making bootable CDs or DVDs not to use the RW type, only R. With DVDs one can use -R or +R, the symbols signify competing formats [like the VHS vs. BETA tapes] but the two factions couldn't decide on which would survive, hence the Multi-Format ODD/Optical Disc Drives. For CDs the - has no significance, only is a spacer.
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    @David I actually wasn't able to boot at all, but thanks for helping!
    Thanks Berton, it worked with the DVD-Rs.
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    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    You're welcome, glad to help.
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