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HELP!! Windows 8 not loading up.

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    HELP!! Windows 8 not loading up.


    Hello everyone. It's apparent that I'm having some technical problems, so let's start from the beginning with all the details.

    I was playing Civilizations V on my computer when I wanted to load a savegame. While loading the savegame, Civilizations stopped responding, so I waited a little for the window to respond and come back to its normal state. After waiting for an unusually long time (about 2 or 3 minutes), I decided to whip up the task manager, but I couldn't do that either. After I realized my computer was completely frozen, I pressed the restart button on my computer.

    Things went by as usual-the bootup screen and all that good stuff. After the loading screen (with the windows logo and the circling dots) went by normally, the screen blacked out as usual (to transition into the lock screen), but then it stayed like that. I thought there was some trivial, technical error, so I restarted again, but same thing, it was stuck after the loading screen.

    The specifications of my gaming computer are:
    Nvidia GeForce 9800 GPU
    8GB RAM
    3.7GHz Processor Speed

    I can't exactly check all of the specs because I'm not able to login. If you can tell me how to access the specs from somewhere like the BIOS Screen or use command prompt to find this, I'd me more than happy to help.

    All and any help is much appreciated. Thank you all!

    EDIT: I also forgot to mention that I've done Automatic Repair many times, and have done the chkdsk /f command in the command prompt, but I get a message saying that my disk is write-protected.
    Last edited by Muurder; 02 Nov 2013 at 12:59.

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    Do you get anything by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del during black screen ? If you do, then probably that game screwed up video card drivers.
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Do you get anything by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del during black screen ? If you do, then probably that game screwed up video card drivers.
    No, I don't get anything. I do think, however, that you're right on the second part, though.
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    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Can you use a recovery disc/usb and use a restore point??
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    Can you use a recovery disc/usb and use a restore point??
    Haha, I'm not that good with computers. How can I do that xD? I don't think I have a restored point for my computer, but I wouldn't know.
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    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    You should of made a recovery disc/usb drive first really

    i use macrium reflect and make a backup drive
    and make the bootable rescue cd

    Do you have the Win 8 Disc?

    Three Ways to Access the Windows 8 Boot Options Menu
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    You should of made a recovery disc/usb drive first really

    i use macrium reflect and make a backup drive
    and make the bootable rescue cd

    Do you have the Win 8 Disc?

    Three Ways to Access the Windows 8 Boot Options Menu
    No, unfortunately, I do not.

    HELP!!
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    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Muurder View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    You should of made a recovery disc/usb drive first really

    i use macrium reflect and make a backup drive
    and make the bootable rescue cd

    Do you have the Win 8 Disc?

    Three Ways to Access the Windows 8 Boot Options Menu
    No, unfortunately, I do not.

    HELP!!
    Do you have a friend who can lend it you and(make a backup??) of the disc??
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  9. #9


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Muurder View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    You should of made a recovery disc/usb drive first really

    i use macrium reflect and make a backup drive
    and make the bootable rescue cd

    Do you have the Win 8 Disc?

    Three Ways to Access the Windows 8 Boot Options Menu
    No, unfortunately, I do not.

    HELP!!
    Do you have a friend who can lend it you and(make a backup??) of the disc??
    I don't know, but I was thinking of doing more hands-on with my computer or using some type of debug stuff with my computer. Any ideas?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Muurder View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Muurder View Post

    No, unfortunately, I do not.

    HELP!!
    Do you have a friend who can lend it you and(make a backup??) of the disc??
    I don't know, but I was thinking of doing more hands-on with my computer or using some type of debug stuff with my computer. Any ideas?
    Does your bios let you tap F8 for options?
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