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Windows 8.1 Boot Order ?


Vanna

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2
#1
Hi.


I had to downgrade Windows 10 to 8 on an offline computer. As I installed all the software... one of them required the internet... so, I connected it so that it could get itself the software it needed. At one point, the computer was forced into a restart. After it came back up, the PC became stuck in a boot loop.

I managed to successfully install 8.1 from a 16 GB USB flash drive (same language version, so the "Windows" folder became "Windows.OLD") that was formatted with the Windows 8.1 ISO (using Rufus). So, all my documents & software apps are STILL THERE, just under this new "Windows.OLD" folder.

The computer is 64-bit ASUS Essentio Series 6870 CF / Intel Core i7 3770 (3.40 GHz) / 16 GB DDR3 w/ a NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 2GB Graphics Card.

It got to the sign on screen ONCE (during the many restarts) & required a password I never knew I had placed on it (an "Administrator" ACCOUNT). Now, it doesn't even get that far. I've tried everything from "Diagnosing your PC" (which goes to a BSOD saying to press F8, which does not work on this PC for some reason & to press F9 for a restart, which DOES work from this screen) to all the other WRE options available.

I am not sure what the boot order should be now. Any ideas on what the BIOS boot settings should be? Been trying to figure this out for days now. I think this is where the issue lies.


Thanks in advance.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS Essentio Series 6870 CF
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770 (3.40 GHz)
    Memory
    16 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 2GB

ceo54

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#2
I'm not sure if I've understood you correctly but I think your problem is related to being unable to sign-in your PC. But first, take a look at this post:

KB2919355 Issues:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP
    CPU
    Intel 1.3

Vanna

New Member
Posts
2
#3
I'm not sure if I've understood you correctly but I think your problem is related to being unable to sign-in your PC. But first, take a look at this post:

KB2919355 Issues:
I am having an issue with BIOS settings. I downgraded from Windows 10 to 8 and then back up to 8.1. I used Rufus to set a USB boot drive with the 8.1 O/S. I need to know which settings Windows 8.1 should have in order to BOOT UP from the PC and not the USB drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS Essentio Series 6870 CF
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770 (3.40 GHz)
    Memory
    16 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 2GB