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Windows 8 Hangs/Freezes Splash Screen


techimnot

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#21
Well, my Windows8 will hang unless I change my default OS to Win8 in msconfig, reboot, and then change my BIOS to IDE from AHCI. I don't know nothing about nothing except this works for me for now. hopefully, someone can come up with a permanent solution.
 

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Jay2O

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#22
This is just a prime example of Microsoft rushing to release. Maybe a few years of beta and pre release testing was not long enough :/
 

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Well, my Windows8 will hang unless I change my default OS to Win8 in msconfig, reboot, and then change my BIOS to IDE from AHCI. I don't know nothing about nothing except this works for me for now. hopefully, someone can come up with a permanent solution.

Set the BIOS to AHCI mode.

Try this, starting with 1) & down until Windows 8 boots OK.

1)http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2843-automatic-repair-run-windows-8-a.html

2)http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2293-refresh-windows-8-a.html

3)http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2302-reset-windows-8-a.html
 

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MadHorseman

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Hi guys

@needhelp likewise all my drivers the most recent ones are from around 2006-2007. Maybe secure boot is the reason but Microsoft says its not crucial to run windows 8 so I don't know what to think!!

@madhorseman thank you for your post, I have run the app and the results i got are

64maximum bit length
Yes hardware d.e.p
No hardware virtualisation

What does this mean in relation to windows 8?
You haven't got a problem with the "NX" situation! Sorry not to be of more help.
 

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needhelp

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Well I'm not sure that Secure Boot plays any part in this anymore, because a friend of mine also had a notification in the upgrade assistant that his machine was incompatible with Secure Boot, yet his machine installed the Windows 8 Pro upgrade just fine.

Last night I installed the latest Nvidia driver for my graphics card Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT to one that is optimized for Windows 8, and that didn't help either.

I also ran the tool MadHorsemen, with the same results as Jay:

64maximum bit length
Yes hardware d.e.p
No hardware virtualisation

So we can definitely rule out NX (or more appropriately: a lack thereof) as the culprit.
 

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techimnot

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theog

Oboy, last time I did the refresh I had to format and reinstall. But for the sake of science I will forge ahead.
Restarting @ 9:41
Change to AHCI
Splash Screen
rebooting on its own
splash screen
rebooting
automatic repair
diagnosing your pc
checking disk for errors. This might take over an hour
Attempting repairs (time: 9:49)
Still attempting repairs at 10:00, been here before. Will let this run for awhile, but if memory serves me, it will tell me it could not repair
I'll get back to to this thread later
 

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Jay2O

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@madhorseman Atleast I know my issue is not NX related. Thanks for your help!

@needhelp hm me and you are in the exact same predicament. I don't know what else to try, one thing i have not yet tried is to boot/instal from USB which I wil try today if my neighbour can lend me her one! I will report back if I have any success. Have you tried this method?
 

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needhelp

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@madhorseman Atleast I know my issue is not NX related. Thanks for your help!

@needhelp hm me and you are in the exact same predicament. I don't know what else to try, one thing i have not yet tried is to boot/instal from USB which I wil try today if my neighbour can lend me her one! I will report back if I have any success. Have you tried this method?
Well at least we can feel slightly better knowing we are not completely alone!

I have not tried the USB method -- I am curious to know if it works, but if it does, it seems like a huge unintended workaround, and if it does work, I wonder if it will have any repercussions on our machines later on. I don't know if it would, but it just feels like we are having to go to such great lengths to get this installed!

I think at this point we have done about as much as can be expected. I'm on the verge of calling MS Support to see what they can come up with. That will have to wait until I have a few hours to dedicate on Monday evening.
 

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Well I'm not sure that Secure Boot plays any part in this anymore, because a friend of mine also had a notification in the upgrade assistant that his machine was incompatible with Secure Boot, yet his machine installed the Windows 8 Pro upgrade just fine.
Secure Boot will not work with old PC's, only with new PC's with uEFI BIOS.
 

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Jay2O

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Yes one of the other guys on this thread said they will talk to MS Support so I'm eagerly waiting for his update

Please do try the USB method and let me know how it goes

I have posted this thread onto Microsoft technet Aswell so I will let you know if I get any solutions there!!
 

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techimnot

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theog

Oboy, last time I did the refresh I had to format and reinstall. But for the sake of science I will forge ahead.
Restarting @ 9:41
Change to AHCI
Splash Screen
rebooting on its own
splash screen
rebooting
automatic repair
diagnosing your pc
checking disk for errors. This might take over an hour
Attempting repairs (time: 9:49)
Still attempting repairs at 10:00, been here before. Will let this run for awhile, but if memory serves me, it will tell me it could not repair
I'll get back to to this thread later
OK, failed to repair
Advanced options
Refresh
Insert Windows Install Media
All ready to go
(wince)
Hitting refresh button......now
Refreshing your PC (7%) 10:18am hung here for 5 mins
Refreshing your PC (29%) 10:23am
Refreshing your PC (91%) 10:28am
Ahhh ha ha, totally screwed up. Can't boot nothing. Restoring system image.
 
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Tweakfiend

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Hi
My installation interrupted and froze 4 times until I realised that the HDMI cable from PC to the TV, making the latter the primary screen which stops installation.
Once removed .. no problem
 

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What video card are you using ?
 

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tintexas

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I am having troubles that broadly match this... Upgrading from legit Windows XP SP3.
ECS P35T-A, AMI v2.61, Core 2 Duo E6750.

A) The $40 upgrade doesn't allow you to make media, so I install via the assistant. Install needs to reboot ("Preparing 0-100%"), reboots again, then spins forever. [DOESN'T WORK]
B) Re-downloaded from a Windows 7 laptop. Let's me create an iso / usb bootdisk. Using the USB key on the XP computer, it stalled immediately with a blue window and no spinner. [DOESN'T WORK]
C) Retried (A) now after disabling legacy USB completely, disconnecting an external USB HDD. [DOESN'T WORK]
D) Burned the ISO to DVD. Nothing at first, then a spinner... WORKING!!
E) The system is dual boot with Ubuntu. Would have tried wiping that bootloader / partition to restore typical windows boot. [not necessary]

Holy crap guys! I get to choose an install language!! Circles appeared at 30s, real GUI at 45s.Will keep following this path, report if it fails... Actually, I'm a scientist. For the greater good, I cancelled the install. The Legacy USB had been on "Auto" this time. I rechecked -- it works as well for Legacy USB "Enabled". Ok... so it's not that. Was I just imagining the failure of the USB key? Retrying that now. Nothing after 10m, though the key's access light is flashing.

Lesson: the Upgrade Assistant seems to be a false path for installing from XP. Find a newer OS, create a DVD ISO, install from that.
 
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