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Solved Windows 8 stuck at black screen (with mouse cursor) after


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#1
Hello guys, sorry if posted in the wrong section.
I have a problem in my dual boot machine.
I decided to remove Linux mint 17 from my dual boot with windows 8.
I used easeus partition manager to delete the partitions associated (root, home and swap).
Then I got unallocated space just before my windows partition. So I moved my windows partition to the extreme left possible. Then I merged this unallocated space with my second storage partition.
These steps required reboot (specifically the moving of windows partition). When I rebooted my PC I got an error that grub was not found. I realized that I had forgot to fix MBR and load windows boot loader. So I used windows 7 recovery disk (yes windows 7 as I don't have windows8 recovery or installation disk). I got a windows 7 style boot loader instead of windows 8's graphical one which has advanced recovery options built in. But I proceeded. Then eases did its job with the partitions. After a reboot now I am stuck at a black screen after entering my password with a movable mose cursor. I can only press Ctrl+alt+del. Selecting task manager from it does nothing.

Since I don't have windows 8 disks and windows 8 boot loader I am not able to refresh or reset my PC. Neither can I shift restart my PC to get advanced boot options.
One more thing to note, that while entering password, I noticed that the lock screen and account pictures have changed to defaults of a freshly installed windows.

Thnx for the patient hearing
And the help which I will be provided with.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
USA

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#2
In order to repair this, you will need a windows 8/8.1 installation disc, or a set of factory restore CDs from your computer manufacturer. You cannot use a windows 7 boot loader on a windows 8/8.1 only installation. They are simply not properly compatible.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bits
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Does not apply
    CPU
    Genuine Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHTz
    Motherboard
    Striker Extreme
    Memory
    5.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce GT610 (2GB), ATI Radeon x600 (256MB)
    Sound Card
    Creative SB Live! 24-bit
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Samsung HD TV, 2 Polaroid HD TV, 3 Dell S2209W (Digital), 4 Insignia TV (S-Video)
    Screen Resolution
    1 1920 x 1080, 2 1920 x 1080, 3 1920 x 1080, 4 1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    C - 150GB (Internal)
    D and E - 1TB (2 partitions) (Internal)
    F - 160GB (Internal)
    G - 2TB (USB)
    P - 80GB (Internal)
    Q - 500GB (USB)
    PSU
    850 Watts
    Case
    Barebones server/gaming case
    Cooling
    CPU fan, and several additional fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech Solar Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech Trackball
    Internet Speed
    150 mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
    This is a custom built system. Specs for motherboard are here http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Striker_Extreme/

vrosa

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#3
I had a similar issue with a notebook before. I resolved it booting from a flash drive and refreshing Windows.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10.0.10122
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    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
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13
#4
A friend of mine has a windows 8 installation disk. I will try to refresh my PC and reply after the 18th Aug. Because its holiday (festival) here so i will have to wait for my school to reopen to get the dvd. Thnx for the help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8