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Installing never gets past post splash screen

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Installing never gets past post splash screen


    So i bought an Acer Aspire M5 for school and wanted to do a clean install of windows 8 to remove bloat ware. I installed it using legacy mode from a usb boot stick. I than learned about UEFI and how it is a better option. So i followed the guide here, used Rufus to remake my usb boot. I put my bios into boot from usb hdd in UEFI mode, plug usb in. Than my computer goes into an infinite loop where it splashes the acer logo and restarts never getting. Any ideas? Ive tried searching but couldnt find anything.

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


    1) Reset the UEFI/BIOS boot back to Windows Boot Manager first boot device.

    2) Enabling the boot device menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Acer
    On most Acer systems, you can use the F12 key on boot to select the drive or network from which loading the operating system. In case the F12 option does not work, you may need to enable this function.

    SOLUTION

    Enabling the F12 function:

    1.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press the F2 key, or the DEL key if you have a desktop, to enter the BIOS.
    2.Press the right arrow key to select Main.
    3.Use the arrow keys to navigate to F12 Boot Menu, and press ENTER.
    4.Select Enabled, and press ENTER.
    5.Press the F10 key to save changes and restart the system.
    3) Boot the DVD from the One Time Boot Menu in UEFI mode.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Window's boot manager isn't on the list anymore
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by eenis View Post
    Window's boot manager isn't on the list anymore
    Make the HDD first boot device.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Ok will do
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    so I did that and nothing has changed. Upon boot it gives the error message "Default boot device missing or boot failed. insert recovery media and hit a key. than select boot manager to choose a new boot device or to boot recovery media." If i insert the usb stick, press a key it just does the boot cycle mentioned above. If i hit a key without the media in it takes me to a boot manager screen with no boot options under the boot option menu

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  7. #7


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


    Boot the Recovery disk in UEFI mode.
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