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Win8 hangs upon Initial Startup

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    Win8 hangs upon Initial Startup


    Hello, I just joined the forum. I installed win8 64bit upon the startup of my new desktop custom build as a fresh install from DVD and it went quickly and smoothly. I am using it as my only os on this machine(no dual boot). When my machine is off and i power it up, windows developer preview screen appears and as the rotating dots appear, they stop motion and my hard drive activity light on my machine stops(system just hangs). I press the restart button on my machine and then it boots up properly. I have already checked boot device order and primary drive is numero uno.

    Apex tx-381 case
    Diablotek 400w PSU
    ECS Mobo
    AMD II x 3 3.2Ghz processor
    4gb of DDR3 RAM
    80gb 7200rpm IDE hard drive
    Asus DVD/CD drive
    Win8 Developer Preview OS
    Last edited by outburst; 06 Nov 2011 at 13:05. Reason: correction

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    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Hello outburst, welcome to the forum

    Have a look at this tutorial mainly the option Automatic repair; System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
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    Thanks for the prompt reply....will try that and let u know what happens.....I did try the repair but i still have the same problem.....it seems as those windows 8 still has some bugs....not sure if this is one of them...but its not the only bug i have noticed....does anyone think i should try a os reinstall?
    Last edited by outburst; 06 Nov 2011 at 14:22.
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    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    This could also be caused by drivers. Check that you have the latest possible drivers especially chipset drivers, also try disconnecting all external devices and see if that makes a difference.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    80gb 7200rpm IDE hard drive
    How old is the HD drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by outburst View Post
    Hello, I just joined the forum. I installed win8 64bit upon the startup of my new desktop custom build as a fresh install from DVD and it went quickly and smoothly. I am using it as my only os on this machine(no dual boot). When my machine is off and i power it up, windows developer preview screen appears and as the rotating dots appear, they stop motion and my hard drive activity light on my machine stops(system just hangs). I press the restart button on my machine and then it boots up properly. I have already checked boot device order and primary drive is numero uno.

    Apex tx-381 case
    Diablotek 400w PSU
    ECS Mobo
    AMD II x 3 3.2Ghz processor
    4gb of DDR3 RAM
    80gb 7200rpm IDE hard drive
    Asus DVD/CD drive
    Win8 Developer Preview OS
    What video card, and have you re-installed the driver from safe mode?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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