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Solved Help windows 8 blinking screen on startup


Avalon

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#21
Any time. :)

Do let us know how it goes! :D
 

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#22
What about doing a system diagnostic test of the machine? F12 usually gets to to the screen to be able to select do this.
 

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skreamnight

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#23
oh damn can't get to reformat using a usb drive what can resolve this
 

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#24
damn it refresh/reset your pc

insert your windows installation or recovery media to continue

the media inserted is not valid. Try Again

can i say a bad word??
 

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#25
i think all that is left is advance options

i dnt have system restore nor system image recovery

i only have it in my usb and i dunno whats the nxt step
 

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#26
ok its refreshing 71% hope this works i believe it will work
 

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Avalon

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#27
Oh, you figured it out. Well that's good to know.

Next time you want to say so much, I suggest you use the edit button. Saves posting lots in a row. :)
 

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ypaul

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#28
Oh, you figured it out. Well that's good to know.

Next time you want to say so much, I suggest you use the edit button. Saves posting lots in a row. :)
So I'm having the same issue as the above user. I am trying to do a system refresh and it's telling me that "The media inserted is not valid. Try again." The media I'm using is a 16gb sandisk cruzer with Win8 developer 32bit on it that I downloaded about 30 minutes ago. Is there a solution to this? Maybe downloading the full 64bit with developer tools? Or switching to a DVD of the iso?

Any help is good help!
 

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#29
I had this same frustrating issue & this was how I resolved it.

1. Since the flashing screen couldn't allow me restart my PC in safe mode, I pressed the power button to force a shut down.
2. I pressed the power button to start up and pressed the power button again after 2 secs to create an unusual shutdown.
3. On next attempt to start up (by pressing power button again), Windows tried to repair startup so I could now boot into safe mode with networking.
4. I already realised the flashing issue had to do with my Norton 360 installation so I had to find a way to properly uninstall it.
5. I Googled "Norton_Removal_Tool" from Norton and downloaded it.
6. Since safe mode wouldn't normally allow installations, I downloaded "SafeMSI" to enable me install/unistall in safe mode.
7. After running "Safe MSI", I installed "Norton_Removal_Tool" to remove all Norton products/services.
8. The above action demanded a restart which I obliged to.
9. Non essential step: I ran Malwarebytes to confirm that all is alright & switched to a new antivirus.
10. My PC is back and happy again : )
 

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