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Windows 8.1 black screen bios

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    Windows 8 x64

    Windows 8.1 black screen bios


    I have the Thinkpad X230t and normally run Windows 8 x64 with touch just fine. I installed the preview version of Windows 8.1 x64 today. The installation completed quite OK.

    At the end of the installation, the installer tries to "set up my account" but then says that it cannot do it at this time, and that I can do it later. I said OK, then log on with my usual Microsoft username and password. Once I'm in the desktop, a message popped up saying Windows cannot find my profile in c:\windows\system32 ... a place like that. This message repeats when I tried to open Desktop, Downloads, or Documents.

    I then tried to do a few things in Windows 8.1, but responses were super slow. I then restarted the computer but it froze in the blue restart screen. I then forced a manual restart.

    Now I get a black screen right after Bios screen ("Press Enter to interrupt Normal startup"). No flashing cursor, just a plain black screen. None of the keys are responsive, except Ctrl-Alt-Del which will restart the computer, and the same thing happens.

    Since I don't have a DVD drive, I cannot boost using the Windows DVD.

    Could somebody help me please? Thanks.

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    I would revert back to your windows 8 install via the built in factory restore software, then update your BIOS to the latest and then make sure all your other drivers are up to date.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 x64


    Hi,

    Thanks for the suggestion. How can I do that? I can't get into Windows and I don't have a DVD drive.
    Thanks!
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    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by jubinell View Post
    Hi,

    Thanks for the suggestion. How can I do that? I can't get into Windows and I don't have a DVD drive.
    Thanks!
    How did you install 8.1?

    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 x64


    I mounted the iso image and proceeded from there...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by jubinell View Post
    I mounted the iso image and proceeded from there...
    Use this procedure on a different PC (if available) to create a bootable USB flash drive:

    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
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