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Windows 8.1 No Login Screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Update

    Windows 8.1 No Login Screen


    I have been using Windows 8 since the first beta's released, and have had a pretty good amount of problems. But this one, this one just completely stupefies me. I was using it as normal, rebooted, and suddenly, after the OS select screen, nothing. A black screen in place of the login screen. I grumbled, and booted to my other Windows 8.1 install off my (currently broken) laptop's HDD. i searched to see what to do, and the only things I could find were where you could see the mouse, which I couldn't. I tried booting to safe mode, to no avail. Same thing. Black screen, no mouse. I couldnt restore/refresh, because I dont have an install disc (I upgraded from 8 with a disc, which broke). I got the tool that's suppossed to give you an ISO of it, and it said I was offline (which I confirmed wasnt true). I'm at a loss. Also, it isnt the HDD itself, as I can access it, and installed ubuntu on it, and it showed its S.M.A.R.T. data was perfect. HELP ME! I NEED IT ASAP!

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Most likely when you pulled the image from the broken hard drive. Some data got scrambled. Have you tried doing a Repair install? Also have you tried using DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8 to fix the problem.

    If you have already installed Ubuntu on the drive. It has wiped out any information that was previously on the hard drive.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Update


    Acctually, ubuntu is installed a second partition. I cant do a repair install, because I dont have the install media for 8.1. only 8.
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