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hexdsl

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Hello,

I having installed windows 8 (selected keep nothing in setup) everything is great so far except that i get stuck at 'Loading operating system' during boot.

I have waited for ten mins and nothing happened. I then rebooted with the setup DVD in the drive and it booted okay from that, so I know my configuration is fine is fine.

I'm sure its something silly like the old Fdisk/mbr command would have sorted back in the XP days but this is a new beast and i really don't want to have to re-install (again) as everything works great.

possible useful info:
My motherboard is a Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 running a (stock speed) I5 2500k. I have 12GB of RAM with a 1TB drive (its a spinner, i have no SSD yet)

I cant think of anything else that maybe relevant.

any help would be regretfully received on this.

thanks :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro.
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My own hands
    CPU
    I5 2600k (stock speeds)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (REV 2.0)
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI/AMD 5850 1GB + Intel on MB (like it matters)
    Sound Card
    Realtek on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19inch widescreen POS.
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB + 250GB + 1TB on a NAS.
    PSU
    Thermaltake Tough poert (about 600w i think)
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF
    Cooling
    3x coolermaster Turbine's on case 1x 2000 Mega spin and a H60 Water kit on the CPU.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis 5600DPI
    Internet Speed
    2mb (lol, really)
    Other Info
    I like pizza, more than one man should.

hexdsl

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Member
Bump :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro.
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My own hands
    CPU
    I5 2600k (stock speeds)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (REV 2.0)
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI/AMD 5850 1GB + Intel on MB (like it matters)
    Sound Card
    Realtek on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19inch widescreen POS.
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB + 250GB + 1TB on a NAS.
    PSU
    Thermaltake Tough poert (about 600w i think)
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF
    Cooling
    3x coolermaster Turbine's on case 1x 2000 Mega spin and a H60 Water kit on the CPU.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis 5600DPI
    Internet Speed
    2mb (lol, really)
    Other Info
    I like pizza, more than one man should.

TheGrantFitz

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Sorry, hexdsl.
Welcome to Eight Forums! :)
I have the same problem on my dev PC and am bummed about it. Any possible fixes for you yet?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Apple
    Memory
    1 GB
    Screen Resolution
    2048x1536
    Other Info
    iPad Air

hexdsl

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Member
Hey buddy :)

I hope you understand when I say that I am REALLY pleased that you're having the same problem. makes me feel less alone on this one. I was starting to worry that it was one of those strange things that no one else ever encounters. xD

I have checked every BIOS setting and the Hard drive manager snap-in in Admin tools with no luck. Everything on my system indicates that is SHOULD boot fine.

At this point I am starting to think that the windows 8 bootloader is buggy because nothing else seems to be wrong. Unless someone can think of something im going to have to contact Microsoft I think (and no one wants to do that lol)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro.
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My own hands
    CPU
    I5 2600k (stock speeds)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (REV 2.0)
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI/AMD 5850 1GB + Intel on MB (like it matters)
    Sound Card
    Realtek on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19inch widescreen POS.
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB + 250GB + 1TB on a NAS.
    PSU
    Thermaltake Tough poert (about 600w i think)
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF
    Cooling
    3x coolermaster Turbine's on case 1x 2000 Mega spin and a H60 Water kit on the CPU.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis 5600DPI
    Internet Speed
    2mb (lol, really)
    Other Info
    I like pizza, more than one man should.

TheGrantFitz

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Made a post a while back, thinking it is a death of a Windows OS for it. Lost the product key, and a fresh install may help. Ubuntu? :eek:

I'll be poking around later, I have upgraded 2 PC's so far and the 3rd is the one with the error. Hope you find an answer, we're both pretty stuck.
:doh:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Apple
    Memory
    1 GB
    Screen Resolution
    2048x1536
    Other Info
    iPad Air

hexdsl

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Member
I have tow hard drives in this PC, i wonder if the bootloader is on the wrong one. :/ will go look into it now
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro.
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My own hands
    CPU
    I5 2600k (stock speeds)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (REV 2.0)
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI/AMD 5850 1GB + Intel on MB (like it matters)
    Sound Card
    Realtek on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19inch widescreen POS.
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB + 250GB + 1TB on a NAS.
    PSU
    Thermaltake Tough poert (about 600w i think)
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF
    Cooling
    3x coolermaster Turbine's on case 1x 2000 Mega spin and a H60 Water kit on the CPU.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis 5600DPI
    Internet Speed
    2mb (lol, really)
    Other Info
    I like pizza, more than one man should.

ivy8

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Interesting. I'd copy over the DVD to a USB, boot from that, but first disable all other SATA devices, plug your HDD into SATA_0, flash the latest BIOS and then fresh clean format. Then look at the BIOS, what does it say? Windows' bootloader is in?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self built
    CPU
    Intel i3 3220 @ 3.3Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte H77M-D3H
    Memory
    Kingston Value RAM - 8GB DDR3 1333MHz CAS 9
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard Intel 2500
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA 2021
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq G2420 24" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 256GB 830 SSD
    1 x Seagate 7200.12 500GB
    1 x Western Digital 3TB EZRX
    PSU
    Corsair CX 430 v2
    Case
    HAF 912 Advanced
    Cooling
    Stock - 1 x 12cm, 2 x 20cm
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Basic Wired 600
    Mouse
    Combo with keyboard

hexdsl

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The problem goes on....

I have now tried the windows 8 DVD 'fix and repair' menu' and automatic repair can find nothing wrong with my machine. I can boot form any device i try (live ubuntu cd's, memory cards and USB drives) but i can not get my windows 8 install to boot without the DVD in the drive.

I am assuming it HAS TO BE a motherboard or settings issue. any thoughts guys?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro.
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My own hands
    CPU
    I5 2600k (stock speeds)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (REV 2.0)
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI/AMD 5850 1GB + Intel on MB (like it matters)
    Sound Card
    Realtek on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19inch widescreen POS.
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB + 250GB + 1TB on a NAS.
    PSU
    Thermaltake Tough poert (about 600w i think)
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF
    Cooling
    3x coolermaster Turbine's on case 1x 2000 Mega spin and a H60 Water kit on the CPU.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis 5600DPI
    Internet Speed
    2mb (lol, really)
    Other Info
    I like pizza, more than one man should.

theog

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As you have uEFI bios, did you make your DVD from the Upgrade download?
 

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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hexdsl

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Retail disc (PC world)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro.
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My own hands
    CPU
    I5 2600k (stock speeds)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (REV 2.0)
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI/AMD 5850 1GB + Intel on MB (like it matters)
    Sound Card
    Realtek on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19inch widescreen POS.
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB + 250GB + 1TB on a NAS.
    PSU
    Thermaltake Tough poert (about 600w i think)
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF
    Cooling
    3x coolermaster Turbine's on case 1x 2000 Mega spin and a H60 Water kit on the CPU.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis 5600DPI
    Internet Speed
    2mb (lol, really)
    Other Info
    I like pizza, more than one man should.

hexdsl

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yes. NX is on in the BIOS, i did not run upgrade assistant as i chose the 'keep nothing' option it was basically a fresh install so i didnt see the point. :) thanks for help BTW :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro.
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My own hands
    CPU
    I5 2600k (stock speeds)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (REV 2.0)
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI/AMD 5850 1GB + Intel on MB (like it matters)
    Sound Card
    Realtek on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19inch widescreen POS.
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB + 250GB + 1TB on a NAS.
    PSU
    Thermaltake Tough poert (about 600w i think)
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF
    Cooling
    3x coolermaster Turbine's on case 1x 2000 Mega spin and a H60 Water kit on the CPU.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis 5600DPI
    Internet Speed
    2mb (lol, really)
    Other Info
    I like pizza, more than one man should.

hexdsl

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Member
SOLVED!!!!

I opened up my machine an it turns out my hard drive was plugged in to SATA 2, with my second in SATA 3 and my DVD drive in SATA 4, ports one and two are in a different place on the M/B. odd that its never cased an issue in the past but once i put my drives in 1 and 2 it worked fine :)

Thanks for all the help guys.

also: i took out the extra drive cage in my PC while it was open and that left more space and better air flow so it was all worth it in the end.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro.
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My own hands
    CPU
    I5 2600k (stock speeds)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (REV 2.0)
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI/AMD 5850 1GB + Intel on MB (like it matters)
    Sound Card
    Realtek on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19inch widescreen POS.
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB + 250GB + 1TB on a NAS.
    PSU
    Thermaltake Tough poert (about 600w i think)
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF
    Cooling
    3x coolermaster Turbine's on case 1x 2000 Mega spin and a H60 Water kit on the CPU.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis 5600DPI
    Internet Speed
    2mb (lol, really)
    Other Info
    I like pizza, more than one man should.

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