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Loading Operating system - then nothing....

  1. #1


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    Loading Operating system - then nothing....


    Hello,

    I having installed windows 8 (selected keep nothing in setup) everything is great so far except that i get stuck at 'Loading operating system' during boot.

    I have waited for ten mins and nothing happened. I then rebooted with the setup DVD in the drive and it booted okay from that, so I know my configuration is fine is fine.

    I'm sure its something silly like the old Fdisk/mbr command would have sorted back in the XP days but this is a new beast and i really don't want to have to re-install (again) as everything works great.

    possible useful info:
    My motherboard is a Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 running a (stock speed) I5 2500k. I have 12GB of RAM with a 1TB drive (its a spinner, i have no SSD yet)

    I cant think of anything else that maybe relevant.

    any help would be regretfully received on this.

    thanks

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    Windows 8 Pro.


    Bump
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    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by hexdsl View Post
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    Sorry, hexdsl.
    Welcome to Eight Forums!
    I have the same problem on my dev PC and am bummed about it. Any possible fixes for you yet?
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    Hey buddy

    I hope you understand when I say that I am REALLY pleased that you're having the same problem. makes me feel less alone on this one. I was starting to worry that it was one of those strange things that no one else ever encounters. xD

    I have checked every BIOS setting and the Hard drive manager snap-in in Admin tools with no luck. Everything on my system indicates that is SHOULD boot fine.

    At this point I am starting to think that the windows 8 bootloader is buggy because nothing else seems to be wrong. Unless someone can think of something im going to have to contact Microsoft I think (and no one wants to do that lol)
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    Made a post a while back, thinking it is a death of a Windows OS for it. Lost the product key, and a fresh install may help. Ubuntu?

    I'll be poking around later, I have upgraded 2 PC's so far and the 3rd is the one with the error. Hope you find an answer, we're both pretty stuck.
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    Windows 8 Pro.


    I have tow hard drives in this PC, i wonder if the bootloader is on the wrong one. :/ will go look into it now
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Interesting. I'd copy over the DVD to a USB, boot from that, but first disable all other SATA devices, plug your HDD into SATA_0, flash the latest BIOS and then fresh clean format. Then look at the BIOS, what does it say? Windows' bootloader is in?
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  8. #8


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    The problem goes on....

    I have now tried the windows 8 DVD 'fix and repair' menu' and automatic repair can find nothing wrong with my machine. I can boot form any device i try (live ubuntu cd's, memory cards and USB drives) but i can not get my windows 8 install to boot without the DVD in the drive.

    I am assuming it HAS TO BE a motherboard or settings issue. any thoughts guys?
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    As you have uEFI bios, did you make your DVD from the Upgrade download?
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    Retail disc (PC world)
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