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Windows 8 installation stucks at"setup is starting" window

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 installation stucks at"setup is starting" window


    Hello friends,I was installing win8 at my desktop pc.Suddenly power cut occured and it caused the compute to shut down.Then when I restarted my pc again a messege appeared saying that the installation has been corrupted and it can't be continued and it doesn't log on.After that when I tried to re-install win8 the setup got stuck at the "setup is starting" window.I waited overnight for it to go and the installation to start.But it doesn't happen.I have tried to re-install several times but the same problen happens again and again.So neither I can log into my computer now nor I can re-install windows.I don't know what to do.Friends please help me!

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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    So when you started to do a fresh install, you allowed the Win setup to do the format etc, when at setup stage, did you try delete and then recreate the partition?

    Try Brink's Tutorial on Clean Install - Windows 8

    Hopefully this will help you. A power surge and then sudden issues with hard drives is never a great sign.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    The setup never starts.Then How can I do a clean installation?
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    OK, my apologies, I'm with you, at which point in setup I wasn't too sure..

    Does your Hard Drive show up in the BIOS?
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    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Yeah it does!
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    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Afte selecting the language of installation it stucks in the "setup is starting" window.And then it is there and the installation never starts.
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    How well versed in computing are you? My only thought is to re partition/format the drive before attempting the install. Since I havent had to do that in many years, and dont know what is available since acronis software, im not sure how to advise you on the process.
    Its possibly a good sign that your hard drive is showing in the bios at least
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  8. #8


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Do you have access to another PC?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Yes I have.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    During the installation of win8 you can format/partition a drive aftes the installation starts.But in my case it just never starts.
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