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Brand New PC - Dead? - Please Help!

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    Brand New PC - Dead? - Please Help!


    I bought a new Gateway One 23" AIO touchscreen PC today.

    Out of box proceeded to install Windows 8 release preview.

    Install was going smooth, and on final boot during the Preparing screen...my baby brother tripped on my power cord, unplugging my PC.

    After turning back on, it returns to the same screen and then I get a pop up saying installation was interrupted and to restart both my PC and Installation. Fine. Cool.

    Only option is to hit okay, and it keeps restarting and looping back to the same pop-up...

    What in the world can I do?

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    Did you make the recovery discs that you can use to quickly reset it back to factory defaults?
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    windows 7


    That would have made things too easy.

    I've got nothing of the sort.
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    What happens if you boot from the installation dvd and start again?
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    windows 7


    That again would be too simple. I didn't boot from DVD or USB. I did an 'upgrade'.

    MagicDisc
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    You're gonna have to make DVD or USB bootable for Windows 8 on another PC, and install again. Follow this tutorial.
    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
    Last edited by AC; 08 Oct 2012 at 08:50. Reason: added link
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    windows 7


    Thank you for your help everyone.

    I was actually able to do the alt+F10 Thing at boot, and it seemed to enter some sort of recovery mode. I had to run to work before it finished though.

    Also, if that doesnt work...i have a co-worker burning me a Win7 Pro copy.


    edit----------------------

    My PC is back up and running. ALT+F10 at boot brought me into a factory recovery.

    Now, I have successfully installed Windows 8.
    Last edited by supkarma; 09 Oct 2012 at 07:42.
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    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro


    Gooj job Sup; by now you learned that baby bro and power cord on the floor is a no go. Now you can proceed and enjoy big brotha 8
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    I'm already giving up and waiting the sixteen days for full release.

    WiFi doesn't work, and I don't have a way to create a wired internet connection.

    I've installed drivers from gateways site, but still nothing. PC won't even recognize wireless card.
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  10. #10


    I recommend you post in the networking section if the PC doesn't recognize the Wifi card. Do you have a cheap Wireless USB adapter you can use?
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