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Black screen with infinite white dot beachball after install/reboot

Kadath

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On an Alienware aurora with an SSD, I know these boxes are finicky about OS installs, I can't get 8 to stick.

After reboot it goes to a black screen with a circle of white dots that keep swirling around, never updates. reboot brings me to a window that lets me select Windows 7, 8 install and 8. Selecting anything but 7 goes back to the swirl. Selecting 7 removes all 8 install data and resets to 7....

Any clues how to make this work?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8

The Muss

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open msconfig in whatever OS you can get to. Try messing with "boot" tab in there
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 L502X
    CPU
    i5 2450m
    Motherboard
    Intel HM67
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 (1333MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 3000+GT 525m
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD+ WaveMaxx
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 500GB 7200.1 RPM
    Internet Speed
    25mbps=2.5mbit/s

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