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Installation Failed


WWaldo

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Hey everyone,

I have been trying to figure this out for a few days now, and I have pretty much given up, so hopefully someone here can help.

I am trying to dual boot my desktop with Win 7 and 8. So I wrote the Win 8 iso to my flash drive, booted up from it. It installed to the partition I made happily, rebooted, and showed the select OS screen. When I clicked the Windows Dev Build option, it pulls up the configuration screen, saying something along the lines of "Getting Devices Ready (some number)%". When it gets to this point, it gets up in the high 70s and 80s, then the screen goes black, the system reboots. At this point it goes through my BIOS stuff, then straight to a black screen. No option to pick an OS or anything.

I have tried this with 2 different downloads of the ISO and the same thing happened. I am trying it on my laptop now to see if it could be my desktop being dumb, but does anyone know what could be causing this?

My set up is just a basic one. One hdd, ASUS motherboard, gtx 560 gfx card. Could it just be the computer? Or did I do something wrong? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me

WWaldo
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7

brummyfan

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

WWaldo

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Thanks, I will try that in a bit, but I am pretty sure now that it isn't my install. I just got it working on my laptop from the same flash drive, so it has to be my desktop :(
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7

Bill2

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Looks like theres some incompatible hardware. Since theres no authentic list yet, best you can do is to unplug any non-essential device and retry.
 

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nomadgamer13

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I used Microsoft’s Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. No problems encountered. Good luck dude.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    Intel i7 870
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus III Formula
    Memory
    2x4GB Corsair Dominator CL9
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX 5850
    Sound Card
    SupremeFX X-Fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP X2301
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    120gb Corsair Force GS ssd
    500gb WD Caviar Blue
    PSU
    Silverstone DA650
    Case
    Bitfenix Shinobi
    Cooling
    Swiftech Apoogee XT
    Keyboard
    Razer Lycosa Mirror
    Mouse
    Razer Salmosa Korean Tournament Ed
    Internet Speed
    3MBps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    This is my legacy
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I had problems installing via usb boot on my acer aspirer touch all in one pc , try this worked for me, mount the iso onto a virtual drive i used daemon tools go to my computer find new drive, right click, open (do not double click or auto run)next view the sources folder,scroll down open setup, download updates click custom, select the partition you want to install it on, bingo (restarts a few times then done) now when you boot up you will have the option of win 8, roll back or win 7, hope it works for you aswell
 

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    windows 7

Lee

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If you still have this problem try downloading Virtualbox, and load 8 into that. It seems a great deal of folks have been doing this without to much of a problem. Good Luck.

Also, "Welcome to The Win 8 Forums" it is always nice to new folks drop in...:thumbsup:
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Browser
    Firefox 19.1
    Antivirus
    MSE-Defender

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