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Stuck in boot loop after updating to win 8.1

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June 27, 2013 6:02:55 PM

When installing win 8.1 I got a message saying the installation didn't work and was reverting back to previous operating system but it never did it just keeps rebooting itself. It reboots after a few seconds of seeing that beta fish. I can't seem to get passed it. I've been trying to get to the recovery partition or bios menus so i can boot from usb but it never works. I am using a Samsung series 9 so i can't tell if is just booting to fast for me to get to because of the SSD. Any recommendations you may have would be appreciated.

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June 29, 2013 3:13:10 PM

i'm getting the same error, i'm also using a samsung series 9, wondering if it's a problem with the computer. Tried using F4, F5 or F6 and it doesn't work. There's no way to get it to work or do a clean installation.

roblpetty said:
When installing win 8.1 I got a message saying the installation didn't work and was reverting back to previous operating system but it never did it just keeps rebooting itself. It reboots after a few seconds of seeing that beta fish. I can't seem to get passed it. I've been trying to get to the recovery partition or bios menus so i can boot from usb but it never works. I am using a Samsung series 9 so i can't tell if is just booting to fast for me to get to because of the SSD. Any recommendations you may have would be appreciated.


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July 2, 2013 9:39:49 AM

Stewart_unger said:
i'm getting the same error, i'm also using a samsung series 9, wondering if it's a problem with the computer. Tried using F4, F5 or F6 and it doesn't work. There's no way to get it to work or do a clean installation.

roblpetty said:
When installing win 8.1 I got a message saying the installation didn't work and was reverting back to previous operating system but it never did it just keeps rebooting itself. It reboots after a few seconds of seeing that beta fish. I can't seem to get passed it. I've been trying to get to the recovery partition or bios menus so i can boot from usb but it never works. I am using a Samsung series 9 so i can't tell if is just booting to fast for me to get to because of the SSD. Any recommendations you may have would be appreciated.




I have a Samsung Chronos 7 15.6 and the same... The Keyboard doesn´t work in the bios... and is just making a boot loop... The fish, Then Blue Screen, Reboot, I´m reakky worried.
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July 2, 2013 11:42:16 AM

Can you get into the bios? If you can, since your stuck in an endless loop anyway, try changing the drive type to IDE. It may be set to RAID or AHCI. Obviously if you have a RAID, you can't really do that, but if it's a single drive it's worth a try at least.
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July 2, 2013 2:23:13 PM

VXBlade said:
Can you get into the bios? If you can, since your stuck in an endless loop anyway, try changing the drive type to IDE. It may be set to RAID or AHCI. Obviously if you have a RAID, you can't really do that, but if it's a single drive it's worth a try at least.


Unfortunately I can't I've trying for days to get into the bios menu but no luck
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July 3, 2013 7:48:18 AM

I read on a another forum that if you have a SSD you and disconnect it and the machine will boot directly into the BIOS settings. You can then change the boot sequence to start with the USB and create an ISO file on a usb drive and boot directly from that. My son's laptop (A Samsung) does not have a SSD so I'm not sure if I should try to disconnect the HD and give it a shot or take it back to Best Buy (I purchased the Geek Squad warranty) to see if they can fix it.

Good luck to all of us.

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July 3, 2013 8:26:01 AM

mlfca said:
I read on a another forum that if you have a SSD you and disconnect it and the machine will boot directly into the BIOS settings. You can then change the boot sequence to start with the USB and create an ISO file on a usb drive and boot directly from that. My son's laptop (A Samsung) does not have a SSD so I'm not sure if I should try to disconnect the HD and give it a shot or take it back to Best Buy (I purchased the Geek Squad warranty) to see if they can fix it.

Good luck to all of us.



Yes, I've only run into this once before, but a bad HD controller can stop a PC from entering the BIOS. Not sure what windows 8.1 did to that HD, but disconnecting the HD in question should allow you into the BIOS at lest. It's strange that you can't get in during the POST.
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August 6, 2013 6:03:43 AM

roblpetty said:
When installing win 8.1 I got a message saying the installation didn't work and was reverting back to previous operating system but it never did it just keeps rebooting itself. It reboots after a few seconds of seeing that beta fish. I can't seem to get passed it. I've been trying to get to the recovery partition or bios menus so i can boot from usb but it never works. I am using a Samsung series 9 so i can't tell if is just booting to fast for me to get to because of the SSD. Any recommendations you may have would be appreciated.


I have the Samsung 128GB SSD Pro (the only HD), and that keeps crash-rebooting in windows 8.1 with the message MEMORY_MANAGEMENT as it tells MS or something.
It reboots Hundreds of times, on average 5 minutes apart.
Everything is updated.
Its driving me nuts.
The i7 4770 runs great with the A-Data 16GB memory using a normal hard-drive.
I have the ASUSTek Z87 Sabertooth and a Platinum 850 PSU.
The BIOS is updated and set on normal.
Is there a fix?

I fooking hate microsoft.
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