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Windows 8 Even Clean Install Hangs

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Even Clean Install Hangs


    I know several people are having problem with installing Windows 8, but in my case, I formatted the hard drive and am trying a clean install. It still doesn't work.

    The installation goes on fine, but it's stuck forever after the first auto reboot.


    No external devices are connected to the computer. It's just the keyboard, mouse and monitor.


    Here are all the specs on my machine


    HP Pavilion p6300 Desktop PC series - HP Pavilion p6310y Desktop PC Product Specifications - c01959720 - HP Business Support Center


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    & than Reboot PC to install.
    I can boot with Windows PE disk and do this step without an issue.

    Trying now
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Cleaning the HD with diskpart as described in the first step, DID NOT solve it. Same problem. The installation goes fine, but after the first reboot, it's stuck forever. If I wait long enough (like whole night) I eventually get the "Recovery" screen with the message that the PC couldn't start properly.

    Didn't find uEFI in BIOS

    By the way, Windows 7 installs without any issues on the same computer
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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