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Windows 8.1 Installer Stuck in Loop

htpmzgen

New Member
I have installed Windows 8 from a USB flash drive on my computer with no problems. Now I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 from a USB flash drive. The logo comes up, but after about 20 or 30 seconds some text flashes on the top left corner of the screen and the computer reboots. This keeps happening over and over...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

werty

Member
Member
Hi, when the computer reboots unplug the USB flash drive and let the Windows 8 load normally.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1545/ Asus F5V

htpmzgen

New Member
Hi werty,
Thanks for the reply, but that's not the problem I'm having. The computer is rebooting BEFORE the installation. The installer crashes before it writes anything to the hard drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

werty

Member
Member
Do you have Windows 8 preinstalled on your PC when you try to install Windows 8.1 via USB drive? Also you should enter BIOS and set it up to boot from your HDD.

Good luck, werty
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1545/ Asus F5V

htpmzgen

New Member
I have tried to install on to a drive with Windows 8 and a drive without. I have set the boot order so the USB flash drive is first so the Windows 8.1 installer will run. The HDD is set to boot second.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

werty

Member
Member
Sorry for my misunderstanding but you are trying to install Windows 8.1 on two different HDDs one with Windows 8 and an empty one on a same computer?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1545/ Asus F5V

htpmzgen

New Member
The Windows 8.1 installer is crashing and it doesn't matter if the HDD has Windows on it or not.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

werty

Member
Member
Probably Windows 8.1 is not compatible with your PC. You can try to update BIOS and drivers and try again.

Good luck, werty
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1545/ Asus F5V

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

KYHI

Well-Known Member
Pro User
I would suggest you Re-Create the Windows 8.1 Installation Media - Link in my sig below..

Boot your computer and press F2 or DEL (depending on your system) to enter into BIOS setup..

Turn off (disable) secure boot..

Then retry windows setup
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

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