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Solved Win 8 Release Preview Installation Never Completes - Black Screen

Ex_Brit

Older - But No Wiser
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Installing using DVD media from an iso image downloaded from Technet. Tried installing on a spare partition and it goes through OK but ends at a permanent black screen...at which I waited some 30 minutes and it never cleared. It would appear that it can't load the graphics driver, assuming it found one, in regular mode. If I try to boot into Safe Mode I get the choices screen but it then says can't do it until installation is complete....which wont complete anyway. So I'm stuck.

Very weird.:confused:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 Ult SP1 + Win 10 Pro - (x64)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware® ALX X58
    CPU
    Intel® Core i7-975 Extreme 3.86 GHz 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Socket 1366 Core i7, Dual Triple Channel DDR3 Mem
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295/Hauppauge HVR2250 TV Tuner
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High definition Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080P
    Hard Drives
    2 X 500gb SATA
    1 X 1TB SATA
    1 X 3TB external eSATA
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Alienware® P2 ALX Chassis with AlienIce 3.0 Video Cooling
    Cooling
    Alienware® High-Perf. Liquid Cooling + Acoustic Dampening
    Keyboard
    Microsoft® Wireless Entertainment 8000 + Logitech® G15 Wired
    Mouse
    Microsoft® Wireless Laser 8000 + Logitech® G9 Wired
    Internet Speed
    1tbs
    Other Info
    Using non-RAID on purpose as I find it too fussy and temperamental.

djbundy

New Member
I trying to install win8x64 from pendrive to clean 64gb samsung 830 ssd in ahci mode. Boot from pendrive ---> 'Windows' on the screen and don't happen anything.
Windows 7 install same mode is everything ok!
????
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win7 x64 professional
    CPU
    A8-3870k APU
    Motherboard
    ASROCK A75M-HVS
    Memory
    2 X 8 GB DDR3 1333MHZ SAMSUNG
    Graphics Card(s)
    RADEON HD6550 in processor
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL U2312HM
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 830 64GB SSD
    SEAGATE ST2000DL003 2TB HDD
    PSU
    ANTEC 400W 80+
    Case
    ANTEC FUSION BLACK 430
    Cooling
    AC F12 TC

Ex_Brit

Older - But No Wiser
Pro User
Discovered the reason for the black screen. I had forgotten that my TV is also connected to my graphics card via HDMI - the card (nVidia GTX295) had for some reason known only to itself and its designers, decided that my monitor was the secondary unit and the TV was the main one. As soon as I realized that it was easy enough to fix.

Sorry posting this late but thought it may help someone in a similar situation.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 Ult SP1 + Win 10 Pro - (x64)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware® ALX X58
    CPU
    Intel® Core i7-975 Extreme 3.86 GHz 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Socket 1366 Core i7, Dual Triple Channel DDR3 Mem
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295/Hauppauge HVR2250 TV Tuner
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High definition Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080P
    Hard Drives
    2 X 500gb SATA
    1 X 1TB SATA
    1 X 3TB external eSATA
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Alienware® P2 ALX Chassis with AlienIce 3.0 Video Cooling
    Cooling
    Alienware® High-Perf. Liquid Cooling + Acoustic Dampening
    Keyboard
    Microsoft® Wireless Entertainment 8000 + Logitech® G15 Wired
    Mouse
    Microsoft® Wireless Laser 8000 + Logitech® G9 Wired
    Internet Speed
    1tbs
    Other Info
    Using non-RAID on purpose as I find it too fussy and temperamental.

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