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Windows 8 dual boot installed, Windows 8 won't boot up. Black Screen!


WindowsMan

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Hey guys, I am having an issue when installing the consumer preview. So, I downloaded the W8 iso, off of Microsoft's site. I burned it to a DVD with 4.7 GB free of storage. I even bought a new set of DVDs. Anyways, I downloaded the iso, I downloaded the USB/DVD download tool, there I burned my iso to the DVD. So, I then create a partition on my computer (I gave the new partition 200 GB of storage). I rebooted my computer, pressed F12 and access the burned DVD. So, I click custom installation, and I install the new OS, onto the partition with 200 GB. I named it the partition Windows 8, so I wouldn't get confused. I clicked it, and installed Windows 8 onto it. Anyways, once it extracts the data and installs all the updates, my computer screen goes black, for a few seconds. Then, it load's the fish icon, and then goes black. It loads nothing, and it just stays there. I have tried using the startup repair, and it cannot fix it. I decided to reinstall the OS, but format the partition, and then install...It does the same. exact. thing.

Anyways, how do I get rid of the black screen? Windows 8 won't boot up. : (

(I allowed a dual boot, by the way, so I still have windows 7, but I really want to try Windows 8.)
I followed this guide if anyone was wondering.
 

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I'm having similar issues with Vista and W8. I put W8 on an empty and freshly created partition.
I can get W8 to run but then on every restart or reboot I can not get back to Vista from the "blue dual boot screen". I select Vista as the OS, the laptop goes to the Acer splash screen and then the screen goes black and the HDD light goes off completely. And that's it. Have to do a forced shutdown holding power button and then on next reboot it will go to Vista.


Fortunately I have full Acronis disk images so I can just revert back to before all this but like you I really want to try W8.
 

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So you get to the Windows 8 boot loader, and you can choose either Windows 7 or 8? and When you choose 8 that's when the black screen happens?

I had a similar issue, although when I booted windows 8 it at least gave me an error saying the installation failed and needed to reboot my computer. Mine crashed just after it reached 100% on the 'Getting Devices Ready' part of the installation. Did you make it past this?

Out of interest are you using a laptop?
 

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Yes, I am on a laptop. And I don't have the option to choose another operating system unless I load my W8 DVD and click, "repair" and then load another OS. If I don't spam F12, it just automatically picks W8. I tried connecting my laptop through HDMY, to my TV, and I got the BSOD. I got it with the error code: 0xc0000001
 

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If your Win7 is still operational, make a full snip of your Disk Management and post it.
 

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That looks like a Dell. But there is no Windows 8 installed. There are 14GB in your E: partition which could be Win8 (the size is about right). But it is not recognized as an OS. Suggest you install again.
 

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That looks like a Dell. But there is no Windows 8 installed. There are 14GB in your E: partition which could be Win8 (the size is about right). But it is not recognized as an OS. Suggest you install again.
I've reinstalled many times before. Should I re-download the iso and burn it to another disk? I probably got a corrupted download...
 

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That looks like a Dell. But there is no Windows 8 installed. There are 14GB in your E: partition which could be Win8 (the size is about right). But it is not recognized as an OS. Suggest you install again.
I've reinstalled many times before. Should I re-download the iso and burn it to another disk? I probably got a corrupted download...
That is a possibility. Hard to tell from here. I downloaded mine from here. It shows also a hash. You can check that: Windows 7 ISO Verifier, for your downloading pleasure – istartedsomething

For burning the DVD I always use ImgBurn which always worked: Download ImgBurn 2.5.6.0 - FileHippo.com
 

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That looks like a Dell. But there is no Windows 8 installed. There are 14GB in your E: partition which could be Win8 (the size is about right). But it is not recognized as an OS. Suggest you install again.
I've reinstalled many times before. Should I re-download the iso and burn it to another disk? I probably got a corrupted download...
I don't know if that will help. Whatever is doing this seems a common issue (unless there is one really bad iso getting around). I had the same error code mate. I wonder if the issue is related to laptop users? People have had mixed success with using external monitors (I've tried that as well with no luck).
 

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Have you tried the repair startup problems option? You mentioned using the select other OS option from the dvd you burned. When 7 was left as default when setting up the dual boot across two drives 7 would load but since 8 was a stand alone install without the 7 host plugged in during the install the 8 dvd repair options took immediate care of the winloader.exe error.

Repair Tools and Options 4.jpg

You have to go through a few other screens first to arrive there however with the new look for the Startup repair tool on the bottom left! First selecting the repair tools option once you arrive at the Install Now screen.

Repair Tools and Options 1.jpg

On the next screen you see the options for other OS not the Startup repair tool or command prompt options which is throwing people off!

Repair Tools and Options 2.jpg

Continue to host, use another OS, Turn off your pc, and no one has identified the Troubleshoot icon as the repair options.

Repair Tools and Options 3.jpg

This one also throws people off seeing the more or less OEM geared option for Refresh your pc or Upgrade to Repair, Reset your pc or full clean install of Windows 8, and the one item to pay attention to which brings you to the screen above is Advaanced options!
 

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Have you tried the repair startup problems option? You mentioned using the select other OS option from the dvd you burned. When 7 was left as default when setting up the dual boot across two drives 7 would load but since 8 was a stand alone install without the 7 host plugged in during the install the 8 dvd repair options took immediate care of the winloader.exe error.

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You have to go through a few other screens first to arrive there however with the new look for the Startup repair tool on the bottom left! First selecting the repair tools option once you arrive at the Install Now screen.

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On the next screen you see the options for other OS not the Startup repair tool or command prompt options which is throwing people off!

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Continue to host, use another OS, Turn off your pc, and no one has identified the Troubleshoot icon as the repair options.

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This one also throws people off seeing the more or less OEM geared option for Refresh your pc or Upgrade to Repair, Reset your pc or full clean install of Windows 8, and the one item to pay attention to which brings you to the screen above is Advaanced options!
I have actually tried all of those, refreshing, system restore and all the other advanced options. No luck. And I did download the iso off of the official Windows site. It's still downloading, so wish me best of luck!
 

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I wonder if the issue is related to laptop users
FYI - I had no trouble to install on a 25GB partition of my Toshiba laptop (it is on a 90GB SSD where space is at a premium). I did have trouble though installing it in Virtual Box on that same laptop whilst the vBox installation on my desktop went like a breeze. So it seems to be erratic.
 

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I downloaded the 64bit and it simply would not install on VBox or the latest version of VM Player.

As far as the Automatic Repair that replaces the Startup Repair tool seen with Vista and 7 being an automatic repair tool for finding out what is preventing W8 from loading up. The other options for System Restore wouldn't be expected to help when you first seeing a dual boot set up. That's for rolling back the registry after something goes on wrong once Windows is already up and running.

When you click on the Advanced options>Automatic Repair that should have fixed and seen the CP start up for you afterwards unless you saw a bad install to begin with. It won't help any if you are able to get 8 on a VM however but install to a physical drive.

You may want to reformat your E primary just the same if you going for a second download. To save time use a 4gb flash drive over burning a dvd. Besides the MS usb tool a recent freeware found reliable for writing isos to flash drives as well as burning images to disk is called Passcape found at Passcape ISO Burner

Too bad you weren't working with a second HD however! the OEM boot setup can be a task at times! And 8 despite seeing the same old BCD store and winloader.exe, bootmgr files is still a newer version.
 

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It will take some time since each time any new build or version in beta/RC is seen people all rush to download! A million downloads in the first 24hrs. went one report!
 

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Good luck. Will check on you tomorrow. It is past 1 AM, so I will fold tent.
 

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It should take close to an hour installing by dvd. likely catch you later if not on the flip side. Have a good install just the same! :D
 

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