Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Help ! Windows 8 Not Booting

  1. #1


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

    Help ! Windows 8 Not Booting


    Hello Everybody, I am in a trouble now. Yesterday night I upgraded my PC to windows 8 with an old windows 8 installation media. Everything was going fine and i also restarted it yesterday but today morning when I powered my PC it went through the Dell Splash screen but after that the screen freezes with a black screen and after 1-2 minutes It restart and again the same thing happened.

    I could not understand the problem.....

    Every time I started the same thing happened......

    Please help me.........

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    What do you mean by "an old windows 8 installation media"? Do you mean the Release Preview, the Consumer Preview, etc? If so, they have expired and you won't be able to do anything with them.

    If you installed the final released version, then you may be able to boot from the DVD and select Automatic Repair.

    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

    Depending on the state of your system (and how updated the drivers and BIOS is), you may not be able to recover this installation of Win8. Please describe in more detail how you installed Windows 8.
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Feb 2013 at 13:43. Reason: updated and corrected info
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    I think its the Windows 8 Single Language. I have contacted dell but their tech support couldn't help me. Tomorrow I will send my laptop to the service centre.

    Can anyone tell me how to fix it? all the lights of the laptop are glowing except the Windows is not starting....
    Please help me I don't want to get many scratches on my new laptop.....

    Thanks.... If anyone can help........
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Narayan View Post
    I think its the Windows 8 Single Language. I have contacted dell but their tech support couldn't help me. Tomorrow I will send my laptop to the service centre.

    Can anyone tell me how to fix it? all the lights of the laptop are glowing except the Windows is not starting....
    Please help me I don't want to get many scratches on my new laptop.....

    Thanks.... If anyone can help........
    did you try running the automatic repair suggested in previous post.

    not sure why you are worring about scratching the laptop ,but i assume you mean at the repair shop
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    Yes I tried Automatic repair but after it says that the repair is finished then after that again the black screen appears

    As it is an inspiron laptop so It didn't ship with the Windows Installation DVD. I didn't even make any recovery media

    tomorrow I will send my laptop to the service centre.
    I think its not the problem of Windows but of the hardware.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    You can redownload the installation media, but it is a real pain with computers with Windows 8 pre-installed (not to mention the legality is debateable.

    Your best bet is probably to bring it in.

    Cool avatar btw
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    Thanks..... But when I went to the Dell Service center it was found out that it was the fault of the Motherboard and the GPU and these both were totally corrupted. As it was their fault so they offered me to replace the laptop and I took A dell XPS 15.

    Hope it will work flawlessly.......

    Thanks....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Thanks for letting us know.
    Good luck with the new system!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Help ! Windows 8 Not Booting
Related Threads
I've been trying to boot the Windows 10 Technical Preview (WTG) from a USB 3 attached hard drive with no success. My BIOS complies when I tell it to boot from the USB device, also, Windows starts to boot, and from the LED on my HDD I can tell that it is running at USB 3 speeds, but after a...
Windows not booting in General Support
All of a sudden, after installing some software updates, Ubuntu tells me to restart. I restart, load Ubuntu perfectly, then decide I want to use Windows to play a game. Restart, select Windows partition in Grub. The Toshiba logo comes up, as usual, but it doesn't boot into Windows. The scrolling...
Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I...
need help.how to booting windows 8 in Installation & Setup
how to booting windows 8 ........ the problem is hang up to logos windows 8 ... i try it to set up bios. no detect USB BOOTABLE or USB DVD. HELP PLS.............
Solved Windows 8 not booting in General Support
Hi all, My Windows 8 desktop PC was working fine up until yesterday when it wouldn't recognize my external dvd drive for some reason. I tried some troubleshooting steps such as deleting the upper and lower filters in the registry editor and everything was fine until I rebooted my PC. Upon...
Solved Windows 8 not booting up in General Support
I turned on my Windows 8, and it loaded up the HP loading screen. After that, it just stayed black. Nothing happened. No cursor. Nothing. Can you guys please help me? I remember uninstalling a skin pack, and then it rebooted. After that, it loaded up the HP loading screen. And then a black screen...
Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD. I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere) I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook