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issue while trying to install windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windwos 7

    issue while trying to install windows 8


    so, i have an empty 40 GB old IDE HDD and a DVD with Windows 8 Consumer Preview. i boot from the DVD, i get the fish image then my computer restarts. no error, but no setup. can anyone help me with this issue?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Hi,

    Set Optimized Defaults in the bios. Save. If it's an ASUS board, check if Plug and Play OS is enabled. Save.

    Make sure jumper(s) are set well to be Master or Slave, properly. Check that drive shows in bios.

    Boot to GParted live and delete all the partitions on the 40 GB drive. Create a single Primary partition on the drive and set it as the Active partition.

    Try to install Windows again.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windwos 7


    the harddrive only had one partition on it, empty, before i started running setup.

    and it's an old DFI LanParty UT mobo on sk939.
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    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Cool. Let us know how it goes.

    Before installing Windows, remove all non-essential hardware from the machine, such as printers, gamepads, USB drives or flash (unless you are installing from), tv, etc....
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windwos 7


    well..it worked and it didn't

    it booted to an error: kernel mode exception not handled

    it's an old sk939 machine with a 4400+ AMD Athlon64 running 2 gigs of ram.
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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    If you're crafty enough to get me the bsod crash dump of it, I should probably be able to tell you what specifically caused it.

    \Windows\Minidump

    Boot to any kind of Linux live disc like Knoppix. Zip the files at that location then attach here.

    If you are attempting dual boot with another Windows, you can access it from there.

    Make sure the drive is formatted as NTFS. Also from within other Windows if you have, run this command on it from an elevated prompt:

    chkdsk /r X:

    where X = its driver letter.

    Or attach the drive to another machine so you can run that command on it.
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