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Reinstall Win 8 in UEFI and Acronis Backup

  1. #21

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

    I would redownload setup, & reburn DVD.

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  2. #22

    The saga continues. I tried UEFI with my Windows 7 install disc. It installed but then when I rebooted it came up with an error that it couldn't repair, similar to what I am getting with Win 8.

    However, I can restore the drive with Acronis back to the Win 8 MBR install without problems.

    I'm beginning to think there is something with the ASRock UEFI BIOS. It is an ASRock Z77 Professional motherboard, with the latest BIOS. There is an option to restore the UEFI defaults in the BIOS and I did that, and it didn't help.
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  3. #23

    The Win 8 disc that I made, was from a redownloaded Win 8 image. But, with the Win 7 (with a factory Win 7 disc, not a downloaded/burned disc) doing the same thing it would appear to be some sort of motherboard/UEFI BIOS issue.
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  4. #24

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

    Linux are having problems with the ASRock uEFI/BIOS firmware.
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  5. #25

    Hmm. I tried loading the Acronis Linux rescue disc and all I got was garbage on the screen. Fortunately I have a WinPE (3.0) Acronis rescue disc and it works OK.

    Thats too bad if it is an ASRock UEFI BIOS problem (and its looking like it is).
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  6. #26

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    Yes, it is looking that way.
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  7. #27

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Good luck. I'll be interested in seeing how it turns out.
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  8. #28

    Since non UEFI works OK, it has to be either something in the UEFI BIOS or some other motherboard problem. I'm betting on the UEFI BIOS. When I get a chance later in the week I'm going to reflash the BIOS and then try it again.
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  9. #29

    I just saw that ASRock has a new BIOS version (1.60 dated 2/18/13 (today)) for my ASROCK Z77 Professional Fata1ty. I'll install that and try again later in the week, since I was going to reflash the BIOS.

    The only thing listed for the update is "improve memory compatibility". I didn't have any memory problems as I'm using memory that is listed by ASRock as compatible with the board. But, there may be additonal fixes that are not listed.
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  10. #30

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    I just went from an Windows 7 MBR install on an non-UEFI computer to a UEFI install on the new computer, which is harder that what you are doing. Windows 8 should not be that different, except you may not be able to use a Recovery partition.

    It seems you are having problems with a normal UEFI install. I would not pre-configure the hard drive, just use it in a RAW state, as you might have after cleaning it with Diskpart. I would also let the Windows 8 download make a Flash Drive rather than an .iso file.

    If you need the specifics, let me know. You may want to have the Partition Wizard Home Bootable version available so you can boot to it and copy and recreate the OS (boot) partition from the original drive. Any Partition management software that can copy a partition might work just as well.
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