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Windows 8 upgrade will not install


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I have had some problems with my desktop since installing the windows 8 upgrade.
(See http://www.eightforums.com/general-discussion/16844-right-click-menu-not-opening.html)
So I decided to do a refresh and after that it refused to load into windows 8.
So to cut I long story short I decided to do a reset but that went exactly the same.
It goes through all the procedure and then does nothing.
After numerous fruitless attempts I decided to format the disk and reinstall windows 7 pro and try again.
It goes through all the normal install. restarting a few times and saying installing devices. It then restarts and comes up with the windows 8 windows logo and moving balls. The screen then goes blank with some intermittent hard drive activity. And there it stays for however long you leave it!!
If you restart the computer it comes up with a message stating that the windows 8 installation had been unsuccessful and it would revert to the prevous version of windows (Windows 7).
Windows 7 pro is then reconfigured and I am back to square one.
I have tried different installation disks as I have successfully upgraded two laptops with no problems. the disks are from the download iso.
Has anyone any suggestions?

Thank you

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 pro
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self Constructed
    Intel i7-950 3.07ghz Quad Core
    Asus Sabertooth X58
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6800


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USA, Idaho

Have you attempted reformatting the HDD with your win 7 disk? Are you running more than one HDD? If yes there is a possibility that the MBS is on the disc you haven't reformatted. Also, did the computer come with a recovery sector, if so that could be the problem. Just attempting to give you some ideas because it looks as though you have a good idea what your doing. . .good luck.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Original (Fans)
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Firefox 19.1