Hi I was browsing the net with my Windows 8 computer and I accidentally pressed the power button in the keyboard. As everybody knows that shut down the computer. When I tried to turn it on again I got the error message stated in the title: "Windows 8 critical process died" and the computer restarted and it continues in a loop after that. I tried to repair it with the installation disc and also to refresh the system but I got an error at 95% completion of refreshing process and the automatic repair doesn't work so none of those solutions worked. I want to save some files I have and also the installed programs and settings which are considerable large and will have me busy for some hours if I must re-install everything. I was hoping that somebody more experienced here have a better solution than just a clean install. Thanks in advance.
Some troubleshooting and further prevention methods -
- Use the backup if you have made it at any point in the past.
- Clean install must happen if you have no backup at all.
- At startup smash F8 key so rapidly that your keyboard begs you to stop. Then choose the best option for you (Last known good configuration).
- Grab windows 8 DVD and throw it out of the window like a cool frisbee and buy Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional Edition to prevent fatal issues in future.
You probably deleted a very important system file which resulted in this issue.