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Problem with starting Windows 8.1.

  1. #1


    Gdańsk
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 PRO x64

    Problem with starting Windows 8.1.


    Hi, I recently bought Zalman Z9 plus, ad after connecting everything I wanted to make sure that all of it works fine. I clicked restart button to see if it works properly, and it did, but Win logo haven't appeared, the only thing on my screen was flashing "_" on top-left corner. After clicking any button something weird appears, it looks like this:
    |-≥δ►=
    I can acces my BIOS, fans are working, but Win isn't booting. Can anyone help?
    Btw. sorry for any mistake, my English isn't that good.
    Last edited by Morrov555; 16 May 2014 at 16:30. Reason: Little mistake.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It sounds like the Operating System is not installed or no Hard drive is connected. The unit you are talking about is a Desktop computer case. We need to know what Motherboard you have installed. Can you go into the Bios and post a picture of the first screen that comes up?

    You would need to use a Cellphone or Camera on a Tripod. Do not use a flash. Just turn on some lights in the room. Also do not shine any lights directly on the screen when you take the picture.

    Do you have the Bill of Sale for goods, that shows what you paid for besides the case that you posted?
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  3. #3


    Gdańsk
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 PRO x64


    My MOBO is MSI FM2-A55M-E33. HDD is connected (when I disconect it it tells me to select proper booting device), BIOS is starting properly, I'll take some pictures later, because it's midnight there, and light from lamps is much worse than sunlight. I do have facture and warranty card that came with that case.
    The rest of my PC:
    A10-5800K
    Sapphire 7850
    8GB of RAM
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  4. #4


    Gdańsk
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 PRO x64


    Ok, I took my old Win7 disc, and it works, I'm gonna install Windows 7, then try to get Windows 8 working from there, thanks for your reply broe
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  5. #5


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You should have no problem with 8 installing. When you install 8. Either install Start8 or Classic Start to give you the regular Desktop that 7 has.
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  6. #6


    Gdańsk
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 PRO x64


    I will, thanks for the advise.
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  7. #7


    Secure boot not a issue with an older or custom build PC ?
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  8. #8


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by rfruth View Post
    Secure boot not a issue with an older or custom build PC ?
    No. Microsoft got smart and made it so that users could still install Windows 8 on compatible hardware that did not have a UEFI bios. I turned Secure boot off on my son's machine with no issues.
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