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Windows 8 installation stucks at"setup is starting" window


Durlov007

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#1
Hello friends,I was installing win8 at my desktop pc.Suddenly power cut occured and it caused the compute to shut down.Then when I restarted my pc again a messege appeared saying that the installation has been corrupted and it can't be continued and it doesn't log on.After that when I tried to re-install win8 the setup got stuck at the "setup is starting" window.I waited overnight for it to go and the installation to start.But it doesn't happen.I have tried to re-install several times but the same problen happens again and again.So neither I can log into my computer now nor I can re-install windows.I don't know what to do.Friends please help me!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte g41 combo.
    Memory
    2 GB RAM.

    500 GB HDD.
    Graphics Card(s)
    no
    Sound Card
    no
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18.5 inch.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte 500 gb HDD.

antspants

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#2
So when you started to do a fresh install, you allowed the Win setup to do the format etc, when at setup stage, did you try delete and then recreate the partition?

Try Brink's Tutorial on Clean Install - Windows 8

Hopefully this will help you. A power surge and then sudden issues with hard drives is never a great sign.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
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    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
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    I haz lollies ..
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    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
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    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
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Durlov007

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#3
The setup never starts.Then How can I do a clean installation?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte g41 combo.
    Memory
    2 GB RAM.

    500 GB HDD.
    Graphics Card(s)
    no
    Sound Card
    no
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18.5 inch.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte 500 gb HDD.

antspants

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#4
OK, my apologies, I'm with you, at which point in setup I wasn't too sure..

Does your Hard Drive show up in the BIOS?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
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    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
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    Internet Speed
    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
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Durlov007

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#5
Yeah it does!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte g41 combo.
    Memory
    2 GB RAM.

    500 GB HDD.
    Graphics Card(s)
    no
    Sound Card
    no
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18.5 inch.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte 500 gb HDD.

Durlov007

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#6
Afte selecting the language of installation it stucks in the "setup is starting" window.And then it is there and the installation never starts.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte g41 combo.
    Memory
    2 GB RAM.

    500 GB HDD.
    Graphics Card(s)
    no
    Sound Card
    no
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18.5 inch.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte 500 gb HDD.

antspants

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#7
How well versed in computing are you? My only thought is to re partition/format the drive before attempting the install. Since I havent had to do that in many years, and dont know what is available since acronis software, im not sure how to advise you on the process.
Its possibly a good sign that your hard drive is showing in the bios at least
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Logitech G700 / Logitech T650 Touchpad Thingy
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
    Browser
    All of them
    Antivirus
    Nortons IS
    Other Info
    This one time at band camp ...

antspants

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#8
Do you have access to another PC?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Logitech G700 / Logitech T650 Touchpad Thingy
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
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    Nortons IS
    Other Info
    This one time at band camp ...

Durlov007

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#9
Yes I have.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte g41 combo.
    Memory
    2 GB RAM.

    500 GB HDD.
    Graphics Card(s)
    no
    Sound Card
    no
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18.5 inch.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte 500 gb HDD.

Durlov007

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#10
During the installation of win8 you can format/partition a drive aftes the installation starts.But in my case it just never starts.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte g41 combo.
    Memory
    2 GB RAM.

    500 GB HDD.
    Graphics Card(s)
    no
    Sound Card
    no
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18.5 inch.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte 500 gb HDD.

antspants

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#11
yes, correct. Like I said, I havent had to format a drive outside of win or win os setup environment for many years. I dont know what software to recommend. I did come across MiniTool® Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1 (free) but the download process is not something I like doing, its asking me to install a download manager from Download.com. I don't do that, ever. I was going to try it first for you on a spare drive.

If you are patient, there will be others here that may have a better suggestion for software to format/delete and recreate partitions. In the meantime, Ill keep looking.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Logitech G700 / Logitech T650 Touchpad Thingy
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
    Browser
    All of them
    Antivirus
    Nortons IS
    Other Info
    This one time at band camp ...

Durlov007

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#12
Thank you friend.But what can I do now?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte g41 combo.
    Memory
    2 GB RAM.

    500 GB HDD.
    Graphics Card(s)
    no
    Sound Card
    no
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18.5 inch.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte 500 gb HDD.

antspants

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#13
paragon (A name I trust) Rescue Kit 11 Free Edition
features and Download page

I may of been wrong about download.com, this download seems to offer the actual software, which needs to be burnt to a disk. then of course youll have to enable bios to boot from CD/DVD ROM
It has the ability to rescue partitions, im just not clear if it with allow you to delete and re create one.

if you do this, are you capable of handling it? Im not trying to be patronizing, just that I don't know how much you do know (From the way im talking probably more than me) Im just nervous because its not my drive and helping you makes me feel a little responsible for what happens. Although it probably couldn't be worse than it is.

An alternative (if you know what youre doing) Unplug your drive, attach it to another PC, fix the Partition/Format Via Disk Management.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Logitech G700 / Logitech T650 Touchpad Thingy
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
    Browser
    All of them
    Antivirus
    Nortons IS
    Other Info
    This one time at band camp ...

Durlov007

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#14
But will that soft work in my case?Like I said my pc isn't logging on.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte g41 combo.
    Memory
    2 GB RAM.

    500 GB HDD.
    Graphics Card(s)
    no
    Sound Card
    no
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18.5 inch.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte 500 gb HDD.

antspants

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#15
Your PC is booting long enough for it to find the setup disk, hence displaying "Setup is starting"
I assume then, that it will read from the paragon. Boot Disk. Im guessing Win Setup cant make sense of your Hard drive to commence setup. Hence suggesting to wipe it.

Win OS install disk is reliant on a hard drive to act, the boot repair disk isnt, it just wants to see the hard drive to act, understand?

I cant see what else to suggest, unless the hard drive got fried, its all I have, and it would seem nobody else has a suggestion, yet ...

you do only have one Hard drive yes? It had one partition?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Logitech G700 / Logitech T650 Touchpad Thingy
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
    Browser
    All of them
    Antivirus
    Nortons IS
    Other Info
    This one time at band camp ...

Durlov007

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#16
Ok, I will give it a try.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte g41 combo.
    Memory
    2 GB RAM.

    500 GB HDD.
    Graphics Card(s)
    no
    Sound Card
    no
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18.5 inch.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte 500 gb HDD.

Durlov007

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#17
Does anyone else have some othes ideas?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte g41 combo.
    Memory
    2 GB RAM.

    500 GB HDD.
    Graphics Card(s)
    no
    Sound Card
    no
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18.5 inch.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte 500 gb HDD.

antspants

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#18
Great, as I said, its all I have.

On Thursday, I will be hanging from an abseiling rope, in a large dome, with 2 other people fixing a metal structure.
Below me will be this lady, Holey, and a few of her friends. it would be funny if it wasn't true.
Why am I telling you this? Because over the next 2 days I have to get a routine sleep, they will not be moving the Crocks for us to work. Therefore as it is 1:15 am, I must go. I will check in tomorrow and see your progress.. Good luck.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Logitech G700 / Logitech T650 Touchpad Thingy
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
    Browser
    All of them
    Antivirus
    Nortons IS
    Other Info
    This one time at band camp ...

Durlov007

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#19
Don't know why?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte g41 combo.
    Memory
    2 GB RAM.

    500 GB HDD.
    Graphics Card(s)
    no
    Sound Card
    no
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18.5 inch.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte 500 gb HDD.

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