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Windows 8 not booting

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by jhawk, Jun 6, 2012.

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  1. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
    That (sorta) happened to me this morning when I installed using a USB flash drive. When the screen goes black after copying the files it is rebooting. I wasn't watching closely and did not realize. I also did not realize that with the USB it will boot again from it w/o, as with a CD/DVD, asking for a "hit any key." So, the second time I paid more attention and when the screen went blank I removed the USB flash drive and everything then went smoothly. :)

    Maybe your problem is different, as you said "and go nowhere."
  2. managed

    managed Allan Trusted Advisor

    May 24, 2003
    When the install restarts it needs to boot the HDD that the 8 files have been copied too.

    With Usb stick install if possible use the Bios boot menu to select Usb stick at the start but have the HDD as 1st boot device in the Bios, then you don't need to change anything manually at the restart.

    Using a DVD to install should be ok if you don't 'press any key' after the restart.

    BUT when there is more than one HDD you have to ensure the drive the 8 files get copied too will boot after the restart. It's easiest with just one HDD connected for the 8 install, you can add entries to 8's boot menu later when the other HDD(s) are connected again.
  3. DonDeDonDon


    Jun 19, 2012
    Another thing is I can hardly read my monitor screen as it's broken up when I start the setup and enter the key. Does this sound like I have a bad disc? It has done this on two different discs I burned from two downloads.
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