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Blank (black) screen after windows 8 symbol.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Blank (black) screen after windows 8 symbol.


    I installed Windows 8 (from Windows 7) and things were OK.

    Then I went to the Nvidia site and tried installing the latest driver because things looked a little strange
    (nothing terrible, just some ragged edges).

    Now when I restart, I see the window-pane image and the little circle thing that Windows displays,
    then the whole screen goes black.
    My computer is therefore dead in the water.

    I tried rebooting from my Win 7 DVD, which brought up windows 7 setup screen,
    told me to restart, which went right back into the Windows 8 and the malfunction.

    Any ideas to bring this back to life?
    Should I get hold of a Win 8 installation disk and boot from it? (I did the 7-->8 upgrade just
    by downloading). Thanks in advance.

    Not that it matters, but the machine is a Core I7 at 2.53 ghz w/ 8gb RAM (a desktop from Puget Custom Computer).

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    I have the same problem. When installing, got a message that there were some startup errors that Windows 8 was repairing by restarting. Now I get nothing but BSOD. Microsoft said that I need to buy the disc (clever of them). Any fixes that could be done by a normal human, age 66, like me? Many thanks.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Yeah, I gave in and sent the evil empire fifteen bucks for the disc. Now I have to wait for it in the mail while
    my desktop is dead.
    I find it unbelievable that such a catastrophic unrecoverable error is possible by a simple mistake.
    I mean, couldn't the system be robust enough not to trash a display driver no matter what I do short of
    hacking the system?

    And why evidently is it impossible to even use Win 7 from my Win 7 DVD with Win 8 installed?
    OMG, C'mon Microsoft!
    (I just hope the Win 8 disc gets things up and running or this is a real mess.
    I wouldn't want to have to format my C: drive and lose my software because of this.
    (I of course have my data backed up, but I don't bother with my software.)
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