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WIndows 8 will not start

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    WIndows 8 will not start


    Hello all,

    I tried to put my computer in safe mode through system configuration and when I rebooted the computer will not start. It simply does nothing, I hear the HD start to work and the light flashes but nothing, it doesn't show anything on the monitor. I do not have a system restore disk either so if anyone can help me solve this annoying issue I would be very grateful.

    thanks,
    Doug.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You could order recovery disks from the manufacturer.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks David that will be the first thing I do once BestBuy opens today and I bet that I can buy one through them.

    regards,
    Doug.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by doorpro View Post
    Thanks David that will be the first thing I do once BestBuy opens today and I bet that I can buy one through them.

    regards,
    Doug.
    One of the best things I ever did was to buy the recovery disks.
    I've used them twice.
    They saved me a lot of hassle.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    What a moron


    David,

    I was about to order the discs when I thought to myself even though it would be a rarity and a coincidence, what if my video card went out at the same time as I tried to boot into safe mode so I plugged my HDMI cable from my video card to the on-board video adapter and wouldn't you know it, it's solved. I am however puting the files onto a thumb drive so that I can start the damned thing should it really take a crap.

    Thanks again David,
    best regards,
    Doug.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by doorpro View Post
    David,

    I was about to order the discs when I thought to myself even though it would be a rarity and a coincidence, what if my video card went out at the same time as I tried to boot into safe mode so I plugged my HDMI cable from my video card to the on-board video adapter and wouldn't you know it, it's solved. I am however puting the files onto a thumb drive so that I can start the damned thing should it really take a crap.

    Thanks again David,
    best regards,
    Doug.
    Glad you got it fixed.

    {If you think I deserve it, a rep would be greatly appreciated.}
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