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Can't boot Windows 8

  1. #11


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Joelksmith View Post
    I need to save my program's and files as I have a lot of important files I need

    EDIT: After doing a system restore I managed to get onto the desktop for 2 minutes an then the drivers crashed again and I'm back to the start.
    If you can get to the Desktop again, use that time to quickly uninstall the graphics drivers in device manager and try and force it to a default VGA scheme; however, they may get reinstalled on next boot and it might work (if the driver install was only corrupted) or it could just reinstall the same driver with the same problem.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 64-bit


    I managed to install the latest drivers and it seemed to work okay, but I had to turn it off and go out.

    Will report later if its working okay! Thanks for your help
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Oh, that sounds promising! Please let us know the end result, and if it has a positive outcome, glad we could help you today and please mark this thread as solved if applicable (fingers crossed).
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  4. #14


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    OK, now that you have provided sufficient information you can expect others to chime in with their own specific recommendations; however, here is the first thing I would try. So, it appears that you do have onboard graphics capabilities and you can option your BIOS to switch from PCI-E to integrated. Unfortunately I can't tell you the exact options you would need to change but that move will require a move of the monitor cable to the onboard graphics port. As stated previously, I really think this is a graphics-related issue because of your screen going black coincident with windows loading. The other option would be to get to safe mode and see if you can delete the suspect graphics driver there. Reboot and see what happens.
    It seems to work okay for around 10 minutes, then crashes again! I can get onto the desktop by simply rebooting now. But the display drivers keep crashing every 10 - 15 minutes!
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  5. #15


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    Switch to (exclusively) onboard graphics in BIOS (if you have that option) and move monitor cable to see if that fixes your issue.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Switch to (exclusively) onboard graphics in BIOS (if you have that option) and move monitor cable to see if that fixes your issue.
    I removed my graphics card completely, and its using onboard graphics which seems to be working far so far (its been about half hour now).

    Another probler im having is file encryption. All my new files, or when i move files they encrypt! how can I stop this happening?
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  7. #17


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    Glad my suggestion worked. However, I'm going to ask one of our file encryption experts to step in here and continue working with you because I have no experience (or exposure) in that area. Good luck.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Glad my suggestion worked. However, I'm going to ask one of our file encryption experts to step in here and continue working with you because I have no experience (or exposure) in that area. Good luck.
    Its okay, I managed to disable it in Regedit. But if I simply add my graphics card again should it work?
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelksmith View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Glad my suggestion worked. However, I'm going to ask one of our file encryption experts to step in here and continue working with you because I have no experience (or exposure) in that area. Good luck.
    Its okay, I managed to disable it in Regedit. But if I simply add my graphics card again should it work?
    That's tough to say. It could be a hardware issue or still even a software issue. Maybe it could also be a heat-related or dirt issue. Is you PC dirty inside? If so, try cleaning it with a generally accepted method and see what happens. Good luck.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Joelksmith View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Glad my suggestion worked. However, I'm going to ask one of our file encryption experts to step in here and continue working with you because I have no experience (or exposure) in that area. Good luck.
    Its okay, I managed to disable it in Regedit. But if I simply add my graphics card again should it work?
    That's tough to say. It could be a hardware issue or still even a software issue. Maybe it could also be a heat-related or dirt issue. Is you PC dirty inside? If so, try cleaning it with a generally accepted method and see what happens. Good luck.
    I removed all the drivers, shutdown my PC and connected up my graphics card but it doesn't show anything, whenever I connect up the graphics card and boot the computer I just get a black screen. It doesn't even show to boot screen. Nothing at all
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