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Windows 8.1 x64 hangs on splash screen at install

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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 x64 hangs on splash screen at install


    So... I've got one of the older 64-bit mobos that Windows 8 does not like for some reason.

    Everything installs fine up until reboot, when Windows 8 hangs on the splash screen.

    Google reveals many people having this problem and after trying many things I was able to get it install by setting the SATA controllers in the BIOS to IDE instead of AHCI.

    I would like to switch it back to AHCI, for obvious reasons, however when following the tutorials on doing so it goes back to the same problem and will not load into Windows unless the SATA controllers are set to IDE.

    Help...?

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    Windows 8.1


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Windows 8.1 x64 hangs on splash screen at install
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