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Installation "hangs", nothing happens, black screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    Installation "hangs", nothing happens, black screen


    Dear friends,

    I've got this big problem: when installing the windows 8, everything is fine until some point, ( everything goes as it should have, as on the other PC of mine). The setup "stops" after the configuring devices post. When it finishes configuring, the screen goes black, after which (in about 10 minutes) the PC restarts, then after Windows 8 logo everything goes black and stays that way for infinity. I left the PC on for night, nothing happens.

    The 7 installs just fine, without any problems. Any suggestions?

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  2. #2


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


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Windows 8 has incompatibility with older 64 bit Intel/AMD processors, & some Video/Graphic Cards.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    the processor is intel i5 2430m, and the graphic card is nvidia 540m with optimus technology. is it one of those?
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    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    No.
    Core i5 family series is the new processor family.

    when the computer goes black do you notice any kind of HDD or cpu light flickering?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    yes, it does. btw, I hope it might help.when trying to load Win7 live (from a version of Hiren's boot CD) it stops during loading the image and says "blinitializeLibrary failed 0xc0000017". Had problems loading the PartedMagic linux distro, but after using HDDRegenerator (with 1 bad sector found and restored) it worked.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeHerth View Post
    Dear friends,

    I've got this big problem: when installing the windows 8, everything is fine until some point, ( everything goes as it should have, as on the other PC of mine). The setup "stops" after the configuring devices post. When it finishes configuring, the screen goes black, after which (in about 10 minutes) the PC restarts, then after Windows 8 logo everything goes black and stays that way for infinity. I left the PC on for night, nothing happens.

    The 7 installs just fine, without any problems. Any suggestions?
    If you have any third party security installed, uninstall it and try.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    brummyfan , I do clean install, I delete all partitions, but the one (the data partition), and start the installation.
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeHerth View Post
    brummyfan , I do clean install, I delete all partitions, but the one (the data partition), and start the installation.
    No, you misunderstood me ( or I wasn't clear enough), I was asking about the programs like ESET, AVG, Comodo ....etc.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    there was ESET installed on the laptop prior to deleting the partitions
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  10. #10


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


    What type of monitor are you using?
    What type of Display Port DVI-I or VGA?
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