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Windows 8.1 not booting

  1. #21


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Dijas View Post
    I never said I was using the RTM version.
    OK, that's fine, I wasn't sure if you knew the difference that's all. I would think you'd be better off running the Preview release versus the Beta, if in fact you are running the Beta.
    Meet Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Windows

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  2. #22


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    OK, that's fine, I wasn't sure if you knew the difference that's all. I would think you'd be better off running the Preview release versus the Beta, if in fact you are running the Beta.
    Meet Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Windows
    Yup, that's what I installed.
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  3. #23


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Dijas View Post
    How come it will boot if I use a restore point?
    If it does, then leave it as it is. Someone suggested it was maybe a Video Driver update - Never use Beta drivers especially from nVidia, they have caused a lot of problems for people in these forums. Ah, you DID install a Beta. Well, now we know to avoid ATI betas as well as nVidia.

    As a rule I always avoid any Beta driver updates, particularly Video drivers, cos those are the most important.

    If you are a Beta tester, then that is the function of the Betas, to see if they work. But any normal user should not do this.
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  4. #24


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    I can't exactly leave it as is if that means I can't shutdown/sleep my PC without using a restore point.
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  5. #25


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Dijas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    OK, that's fine, I wasn't sure if you knew the difference that's all. I would think you'd be better off running the Preview release versus the Beta, if in fact you are running the Beta.
    Meet Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Windows
    Yup, that's what I installed.
    Which one Preview or Beta? You know which one you meant when you said that but I'm not so sure so I'll just get you to nail it down for me.
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  6. #26


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dijas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    OK, that's fine, I wasn't sure if you knew the difference that's all. I would think you'd be better off running the Preview release versus the Beta, if in fact you are running the Beta.
    Meet Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Windows
    Yup, that's what I installed.
    Which one Preview or Beta? You know which one you meant when you said that but I'm not so sure so I'll just get you to nail it down for me.
    The preview
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  7. #27


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    OK, thank you for clarifying that for me. As a test you could disable fast startup, Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    Or disable hibernation, Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  8. #28


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    OK, thank you for clarifying that for me. As a test you could disable fast startup, Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    Or disable hibernation, Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Tried these earlier with no result.

    I bit the bullet and re installed, I'm going to go driver by driver and figure it out.
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  9. #29


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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'd manually create a system restore point before each driver install.
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  10. #30


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    The system boots from the restore point but NOT regularly? After you restore, will it still boot?

    One thing to keep in mind, is that sometimes the restore points fail, so your Restore may have failed, leaving the system in the same state as before you ran the Restore. You may have to choose a different point.
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