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Clean install of Windows 8 Freezes just after Spinner


R1ck

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#1
Hello have got stuck on what should be simple.

Have successfully already got the latest current 32-Bit Windows 8.1 (upgrade 1 etc.) running smoothly (since it was released to market) using the original retail Windows 8 Pro DVD Physical Media (from Amazon [pre-order]) to upgrade from within a running & activated copy of 32-Bit Windows XP Pro SP3.

Ideally would like to move to 64-Bit Windows 8 (then 10) to access 8GB of RAM.

Have just discovered that neither my 32-Bit or 64-Bit Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Upgrade DVD's will clean install with a single blank HDD.

Both Win8 DVD's boot, then the blue 4 panel Windows logo appears, then the white dots circular spinner appears below the blue Windows logo, then the entire screen goes blank to black (but remains powered on) and nothing then seems to take place - no HDD light activity any more - nor any DVD Drive light activity that stops as well - just slow light pattern changes on my lit up (Crucial Ballistix Tracer) RAM.

The desktop has been at black screen for just over an hour now (writing this on laptop) no HDD / DVD indicator light activity - even with a brand new SATA cable!:eek:

Any ideas how to overcome this weird problem as also would ideally like to be able to clean install just Windows 8.1.

Regards.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with (free offer) Media Centre
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    I built it new several years ago
    CPU
    3.73GHz Pentium 965 Extreme Ed. (4 Core)
    Motherboard
    Asus P5WDG2-WS (Workstation according to ASUS)
    Memory
    4GB as 2x2GB DDR2 800MHz Crucial Ballistix
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Nvidia GTS250 (Reference Design)
    Sound Card
    Motherboards built in 8Ch. Realtek ALC882 Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Primary 20.1 inch Phillips Widescreen LCD (DVI)
    Screen Resolution
    1680 by 1050
    Hard Drives
    Boot Drive is 250GB Intel 530 SSD & 2.0TB WD 2001FASS (Caviar Black) is mass data store drive - but for TESTING a 2.0TB WD Green is used all on MB SATA2(300) Intel ICH7R Southbridge running in AHCI mode using Intel 11.2 AHCI Driver allowing HotPlug
    PSU
    1200W Seasonic Platinum (Overpriced) Fan On
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Air Prolimatech Genesis 2x 140MM PWM Fans
    Keyboard
    CherryPS2 & Logitech Wireless USB
    Mouse
    MS Intellimouse3.0PS2 & Logitech Wireless USB
    Internet Speed
    22-24Mbps Down & 1.5 Up

Farsight87

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Hi,

I am also having this problem with my win8 DVDs. The 32 bit actually throws an :( error screen after the spinners, but the 64 bit just goes blank/black like yours. I have no idea what to do.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX-8150
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB 1600MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 27" and BenQ 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 120GB SSD
    Samsung 840 120GB SSS
    WD Black 1TB HDD
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510s
    Internet Speed
    1.6MB/s
    Browser
    Google Chrome

Maltesespace

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Instead of using the Win 8 dvds which you will have to waste hours installing windows updates and stuff to get to 8.1 and then 10, just grab a dvd-r or blank usb stick and make 8.1 install media. This will work with your windows 8 key. Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self build (Desktop) / Dell (Laptop)
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4690k (Desktop) / Intel Core i7 5500u (Laptop)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z97 (Desktop) / Dell (Laptop)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 (Desktop) / 16GB DDR3L (laptop)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (Desktop) / AMD R7 M270 (Laptop)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Pavilion 27bw
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 (Desktop) / 3840x2160 (Laptop)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB
    WD Black 500GB
    WD Blue 1TB
    (Desktop)
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (Laptop)
    PSU
    Corsair 750w
    Case
    Ultra atx
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink
    Keyboard
    Razer Black Widow
    Mouse
    Roccat Kone XTD
    Internet Speed
    250Mbps Down / 20Mbps Up
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    ESET

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