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achangavi

New Member
So earlier I installed Windows 8 over Windows 7 (upgraded), and it was running almost flawlessly at first. I needed to update some drivers so I restarted my computer. It booted up just fine, however I could not access the login page at all. It was just a blank blue screen (not BSOD), and my cursor which I could move around.

I thought that the upgrade was the problem, so I eventually got around to dual booting Windows 7 and 8. The same thing happened, with it working fine at first, restarting the computer and facing the blank blue screen, not able to access Windows 8. Any idea what might have caused this? I don't this issue to be the cause of me not using a beautiful OS.

Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware m14x
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 2630 qm 2.0-2.9 ghz
    Memory
    4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 555m 1.5 GB

vrosa

Tech Addict
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Use the Windows CP DVD to refresh your computer. Hope it helps.

:)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10.0.10122
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My Build - Vorttex Ultimate
    CPU
    Core i7 @ 4500 MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-Plus
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 @ 1822 MHz (OC)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon R9 280X 3GB @ 1180 / 6800 MHz
    Sound Card
    7.1 HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD LG 22" + CRT LG 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1760 x 1320 / 1280 x 960
    Hard Drives
    1 x 240 GB SSD (System)
    3 x 500 GB HDD (Data/Media)
    1 x 2000 GB e-HDD (Backup)
    PSU
    ThermalTake 1000W PSU
    Case
    Corsair Carbide R300
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 (Push-Pull)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    60 Mbps (Down) 5 Mbps (Up)
    Browser
    IE, FF, Chrome
    Antivirus
    AVG Internet Security 2015
    Other Info
    Some wired stuff

achangavi

New Member
Use the Windows CP DVD to refresh your computer. Hope it helps.

:)

i did just that, and it got stuck at 5 percent refreshing =/, i had to hard reboot
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware m14x
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 2630 qm 2.0-2.9 ghz
    Memory
    4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 555m 1.5 GB

coolsid8

New Member
So earlier I installed Windows 8 over Windows 7 (upgraded), and it was running almost flawlessly at first. I needed to update some drivers so I restarted my computer. It booted up just fine, however I could not access the login page at all. It was just a blank blue screen (not BSOD), and my cursor which I could move around.

I thought that the upgrade was the problem, so I eventually got around to dual booting Windows 7 and 8. The same thing happened, with it working fine at first, restarting the computer and facing the blank blue screen, not able to access Windows 8. Any idea what might have caused this? I don't this issue to be the cause of me not using a beautiful OS.

Thanks!
Same with me !! was playing with synaptics driver to get something working !!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

achangavi

New Member
okay I haven't solved the problem, but i'm 100 percent sure it's an NVidia driver problem.

When I installed the newest windows 8 drivers from NVidia, I got that startup issue, however when I went into safe mode and uninstalled the drivers, it booted back up again flawlessly. (it might be an optimus problem, i'm using a laptop), anyways I hope NVidia fixes this problem soon :/

Edit: it is a confirmed NVidia problem. 295.73 & Windows 8 CP - NVIDIA Forums
apparently, it's a laptop (with optimus) issue
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware m14x
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 2630 qm 2.0-2.9 ghz
    Memory
    4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 555m 1.5 GB

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
VIP Member
Guru
If it's an nVidia problem, you should be able to boot into Safe Mode. Can you do that?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

achangavi

New Member
yeah I already did that, booted into safe mode and unistalled the NVidia drivers, and now it boots up flawlessly, unfortunately we'll have to wait for updated NVidia drivers to use the gpu ):

EDIT: FIXED IT!!! I don't know exactly why or how, but I reverted back to the intel windows 7 drivers, installed Microsoft framework 3.5 (I think the lack of this was the problem), reinstalled the NVidia drivers, and now it works like I should. I shall test framerates soon!
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware m14x
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 2630 qm 2.0-2.9 ghz
    Memory
    4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 555m 1.5 GB

DasFear

New Member
I still have the problem. I can run BIOS and the Windows 8 CD repair dosent help. When im on blue screwn i cant to anything..When i say anything i meam it,I can only move my cursor and thats all.. Please i need help bad.Please help me!!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

MasterChief

Banned
Try running sfc /scannow command from a command prompt, even if you must boot to install media to get to it.

When I tinkered with update to 8.1, I needed to do that to get the system up at all.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built Intel based
    CPU
    Pentium D 925 3.0 GHz socket 775, Presler @ ~ 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel DQ965MT
    Memory
    Hyundai 2 GB DDR2 @ 333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS DirectCU II HD7790-DC2OC-2GD5 Radeon HD 7790 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Hard Drives
    1 Seagate Barracuda SATA II system/boot drive 80 GB, 2 Western Digital hdds - 1 is SATA II Caviar Black 1 TB attached to card (assorted media, page, temp), other is SATA I 420 GB (games, media, downloads)
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W
    Cooling
    stock Gateway cooling, extra large fan in rear of case
    Keyboard
    Alienware/Microsoft Internet kb
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    Optimum Online, fast for US
    Browser
    Pale Moon
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky integrated into ZoneAlarm+Antivirus

DasFear

New Member
Where,Like i cant,When i start up my comp it just shows me the Msi screen then the windows loading screen and should come up the log in screen for windows but it dosent. Besides that the blue blank screen comes up and i cant get further from that
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

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