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    8.1

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    Im am at this moment installing 8.1 for the 14th time in less than 2 days. The os installs fine then as soon as i need to reboot for anything. I cant get back info windows .. Ive tried 3 diff hdd including a brand new one.. Somthing seems to be corrupting my installs on the re boot... I got finals this week and am gonna be royally screwed..any help would be muchhh appreciated

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    Fill out your System Specs please. See here: How to fill out System Specs for sevenforums
    See here: How to See Your System Specs with "System Info"

    Where did you get the Windows 7 install DVD you are using? If you have a valid install key then follow the instructions here:

    Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    8.1

    Hi


    Im not sure how I wound up in SEVEN ? ..I posted my issue in EIGHT FORUMS...I dont have a login for SEVEN...unless its a master login type sitch for all these forums.
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ehjay View Post
    Im not sure how I wound up in SEVEN ? ..I posted my issue in EIGHT FORUMS...I dont have a login for SEVEN...unless its a master login type sitch for all these forums.
    You are in eight forums, member Ztruker posts in both forums and he surly mixed the reply, not intentionally.
    This is what he mean't

    Fill out your System Specs please. See here: How to fill out System Specs for eightforums
    See here:: System Spec - Fill In Your EightForums System Spec

    Where did you get the Windows 8 install DVD you are using? If you have a valid install key then follow the instructions here:

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    He apologizes and will be in contact with you if need be
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    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    As said, hard to help without more specific info like specs and what kind of Windows install source you are using. Upgrade, clean install, disc, ISO, retail key?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 8
    8.1

    Tying the noose.


    Click image for larger versionhere are those specs...i think.

    So I'm booted into win 8.1 now and am refusing to restart /boot for any reason whatsoever. I've tried every combination and size of partition...but the OS goes on just finer its just the first restart...16 times in a row...i would reboot and would get all the way back to one screen before the win 8.1 login screen...which is a quick moment of the color you chose for your desktop background ..except for me its not a quick moment...it stays there 4ever. I.ve run the HP diagnostics and this hdd...ram...etc...has zero errors...several of the times this happened my hdd was damaged by whatever is doing this...including a brand new WD 1 TB HDD...that was fresh as the driven snow...I formatted ...created two partitions...put fresh copy (from my win 8.1 install disk purchased at staples)of win 8.1 on it....it loaded up...i began installing my regular programs...one eventually needed a restart..so i did ...now io ran a diag ...and my new HDD was damaged in seve5ral places and the recommended removing my data immediatly....ughhhhh !!!...Have you heard anything about the new Nvidia "game ready" graphics driver causing any problems?...because that puppy was present on several of those reboots.
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    8.1

    reply


    Windows 8.1 clean install(completely bare HDD) with retail key
    Please excuse me if I'm not with protocol or what not...im new here..and new to this process.
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  8. #8


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    If I read your post correctly, you are able to install Windows 8.1. The problem begins when you install your programs.
    Try to install just one program and reboot the computer and see if it starts correctly. It is possible that one of the programs has a bad install media.

    I have never heard of a graphics card causing this kind of problem. Suggest you download the correct driver from Nvidia site before installing programs. Use their card scanner to be sure you get the right driver.

    BTW: Keep that noose really loose, pardon the pun.
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  9. #9


    My apologies for giving you info for Windows 7 instead of 8.

    Are you saying you followed the instructions in the link posted by Nucci and it still fails on 1st boot after install? If so read on. If not ignore the rest of my post.

    Did the computer come with Windows 8 installed or did you upgrade from Windows Vista or 7?
    Where did you get the DVD you are installing with? I would suggest following Option One in this tutorial

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    to download the latest Windows 8.1 with Update 1 and create a UEFI bootable flash drive then use it to install with following the direction in the link Nucci posted.

    Pay special attention to the note in that tutorial:

    Click image for larger version

    Delete all partitions so the drive is empty then let the Windows 8.1 install create the partitions it wants.
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  10. #10


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    How do you have 5 GB of memory? Kind of unusual.
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