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Fresh Install Win 8.1 reboots on login screen

  1. #1

    Posts : 28
    Win 8.1

    Fresh Install Win 8.1 reboots on login screen

    I've a new mobo and PSU , gen copy win8.1 + key
    the installation gets as far as :
    copying files,
    getting files ready for installation
    nstalling features
    installing updates

    1st reboot
    getting devices ready
    getting ready

    2nd reboot

    sign into microsoft account

    setting up account
    Hi welcome .. then it starts:

    reboot, tries to get to login screen, reboot, reboot

    Recovery screen

    Attempt repairs, restore, reset ,

    Nada, Niet

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  2. #2

    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1

    This looks like a hardware problem to me.
    A device is broken/faulty

    But more likely probably a device is not compatible with windows 8.1 or the wrong driver or no driver is installed for that device during the windows install.
    You are using Plextor M6e 256GB M.2-2280 SSD does windows DVD/usb installmedia already have these drivers?
    You are using a TV as monitor for your system has windows installed drivers for this device, if you have it use a normal monitor during install.
    Install windows on a as bare system as possible.

    When the system first time restarts after login/ hi welcome could you get in Safemode and see if the system gets past the inlog screen.
    Look in Device Manager if there are devices with yellow or red exclamation marks, this could be the devices with problems/compatibilty or driverproblems.
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  3. #3

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    windows 8.1

    What is the Biosversion of your motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII RANGER?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 28
    Win 8.1

    damn sorry to waste your time
    I'm referring to a different system , sorry
    the asus is my default\

    this system is
    Aspire TC-105 | Desktops - Tech Specs & Reviews - Acer

    ASRock > FM2A58M-VG3+ R2.0

    will try your ideas
    I don't think I can get into Safe Mode

    ( system reports there has not been a proper installation - which is true )

    I'm almost certain there's no hardware failure
    flashed BIOS today, upgraded firmware via seatools on the seagate 1TB
    no errors in memory or HDD , PSU new , cpu fine ..

    its the lack of a legacy driver, sata controller, that is causing windows to restart
    something missing from BIOS to Windows that's stopping the installation
    something I haven't loaded like a motherboard driver ( sata )
    But you normally do that straight away after windows is loaded

    Its a nightmare this as I'm betwixt and between
    were i in windows however bad shape we could test
    but I'm not IN yet, failing upon load in scree /boot

    I wish I could understand if anything on the motherboard downloads would help
    BIOS settings are just normal

    can I disable SATA controllers , what would that do ?


    p.s I have Hirens Boot CD
    so can load a mini XP environment
    to do tests , but which ?
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  5. #5

    Posts : 28
    Win 8.1

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    What can I try here folksters
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  6. #6

    Posts : 28
    Win 8.1

    I'm in safe mode I don't believe it
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  7. #7

    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1

    What if during the install windows Update installs a (wrong) driver(version) for a device.

    What happens if you install windows, the old way without internet connected and no updates, and when it hopefully starts complettely first install all the drivers from your motherboard cd.

    I know there is a way in windows 7 installlation to get in Safe mode and get into device manager to disable devices ( nb. do not uninstall)
    But i don't know if this also will work in windows 8.1 installation.

    See this tutorial Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  8. #8

    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
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    What can I try here folksters
    For info of option see this Advanced startup options (including safe mode) - Windows Help

    Try the low video option, maybe the resolution of your TV monitor is not right and you can adjust.
    Safemode with networking to get in Device manager to see if there are problem devices and maybe update the drivers.
    Then 9. Disable automatic restart after faillure, maybe you get a notice what is the problem and you can use that as a starting point to solve it.
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  9. #9

    Posts : 28
    Win 8.1

    good ideas lifetec
    tried 9 before Disable automatic restart after failure
    went there like as fast as a greyhound
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  10. #10

    Posts : 28
    Win 8.1

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    Bye the way do you know what the above is asking for?
    this might help my installation attempts ..
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