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Windows 8 - Driver update failure - Inaccessible boot

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 x64

    Windows 8 - Driver update failure - Inaccessible boot


    Dear forumreaders,

    Thanks for reading my post.

    After a whole weekend of searching, trying different options... I don't know what to do anymore.

    After installing windows 8, which worked fine, my desktop suddenly freezes at any given time.
    Reboot is the only option. (I boot in AHCI for what it is worth).

    I've tried installing in IDE mode, same result.

    We've come up with the option that it is the drivers.
    Allright, I update my driver of my motherboard to windows 8 x64 version (Motherboard is ASrock B75 Pro3).
    When I do this, in IDE or in AHCI, at reboot it crashes giving the failure INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.

    I'm getting nuts... how to fix this?
    Has it to do with registery settings? Other boot options in BIOS?

    Many thanks,

    Ruud Sjoukes

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.


    Are installing in uEFI mode?

    ASrock B75 Pro3 has a uEFI Firmware (BIOS).
    Take note of the warning at STEP SEVEN, about uEFI, in this tutorial:
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

    Also stay with AHCI mode.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 x64


    I'm installing from an ISO file on DVD.

    I can try in uEFI mode if it has any advantage? Will take me some time of course.
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  4. #4


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ruudsjoukes View Post
    I'm installing from an ISO file on DVD.

    I can try in uEFI mode if it has any advantage? Will take me some time of course.
    Did you take look at STEP 7?
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  5. #5


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    When do reinstall clean your HD Drive first.

    Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt
    & than Reboot PC to install.


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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 x64


    @theog: Excuse... Didn't take good note in all my frustration. I'm getting it together now
    Unfortunately a stick of 4GB is not enough so I need to find another first.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    When do reinstall clean your HD Drive first.

    Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt
    & than Reboot PC to install.


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    Hm.. I would do that but than it deletes my OS?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 x64


    Well it did not work..
    I have tried all and done it a second time for confirmation. At the second time it even froze at the Microsoft login screen.

    A thing I noticed was: when I set my bios to startup from ahci again (was windows boot) and rebooted, it does do nothing more than giving me a black screen with a blinking underscore. Is this normal? I did set back bios afterwards and it starts up fine but the freeze problem remains with no driver update install able ...

    Getting quite desperate right now..
    If anybody has an idea what it could be, information I should give or whatever let me know!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 x64


    Well just to mark this as solved:

    I found what the problem was. I have a wireless network card from TP Link in my desktop.
    Once I removed this card and installed the OS it worked perfect! The TP Link card caused all the trouble, even the drivers all work now (although for my motherboard I choose for intel sata port instead of asrock media since their driver is not up to date yet but will be).

    Kind regards
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