Reinstalling Windows 8 on a GPT drive

Hello all:
I am trying to reinstall Windows 8 on my computer after it somehow became unbootable. The hard disk is 3 TB. It was originally partitioned with GPT. After I original installation of Windows, I created a second partition on that drive for personal data.
Before I reinstalled Windows, I formatted the partition where the old install was. The reinstallation process appears to go fine but when the PC restarts, it does not boot into Windows. Instead, my PC is asking to insert correct media and press any key.
I have checked the boot settings in the BIOS and have Windows Boot Manager as the first device.
Does anyone have an idea why I cannot boot into Windows after installing? Thanks.
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  1. Ugh.... pull the drive, copy off your data, delete the partition, buy a 128GB SSD, install it, load win8 on it, install the 3TB drive, format it, create the data folders, move your user folders there, copy your data back onto it.....

    Long way but... It will be faster and less prone to failure or data loss.
  2. corroded said:
    Ugh.... pull the drive, copy off your data, delete the partition, buy a 128GB SSD, install it, load win8 on it, install the 3TB drive, format it, create the data folders, move your user folders there, copy your data back onto it.....

    Long way but... It will be faster and less prone to failure or data loss.

    Thanks for your response. I already have a 64 GB SSD that is being used for Intel Smart Response. I don't think the corruption was caused by unreliability in the hard disk but by the combination of automatic repair and repeated reboots my computer went through while trying to fix the blank screen problem caused by Nvidia drivers on Windows 8.
    Anyway, my latest attempt had Windows make it to setting up devices but the screen went blank and there appears to be no activity, like when my computer wasn't booting because of the video drivers.
    I suppose that I will have to remake the entire partition on my drive. I had posted this question in hopes that I wouldn't have to do that.
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