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Windows 8 won't install on my new pc build!

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August 31, 2013 5:42:10 PM

I recently completed my first build from scratch.

Booted her up and have gone to install windows 8, via installation disc, but to no avail.

Once the disc has started to boot, it gets to a black screen with a blue windows logo.

Sometimes the white dots will appear in a circular motion, but eventually just freeze, and then nothing else happens, just stays like that.

Other times the dots don't even show up.
And just remains a black screen with the blue windows logo.

I've read to remove the disk whilst on this screen, so the error page comes up, and to press f8 and enter safe mode, and put disc in again, but this does not work either.

Pressing f8 did nothing, just remained on that page.

At this stage my ODD and HDD just stop doing anything.

I have updated to latest bios on MB.

I have removed 1 stick of ram as mentioned on another post, still nothing, still getting hung up.

I read somewhere to change HT multiplier to 1x, but my mobo only has HT speed, so I changed that to 800mhz instead of 2600mhz.
Probably nothing to do with it, but either way it didn't work.

Starting to get really frustrated so any info is appreciated !

CPU ; fx 8350
Mobo; asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0
Ram; g.skill ripjaw 4g x2
Gpu; gigabyte radeon HD 7970 3gb
SSD; Samsung 840 series 120gb
Psu; corsair ax760
OS: windows 8 64 bit oem

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a c 369 * Windows 8
August 31, 2013 6:05:53 PM

Try booting with some other software.
Hirens BootCD or a Linux distro. See what happens. You need to determine if it is the disk, or faulty hardware.
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a b * Windows 8
August 31, 2013 6:09:29 PM

Go into BIOS & load optimized defaults, or reset CMOS jumper.
Go into bios & at sata confg select {AHCI} mode>>apply/save
Load win-8
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August 31, 2013 6:11:43 PM

It's probably the disk. It's creating an infinite loop.
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August 31, 2013 7:54:01 PM

ur6beersaway said:
Go into BIOS & load optimized defaults, or reset CMOS jumper.
Go into bios & at sata confg select {AHCI} mode>>apply/save
Load win-8


It's already set to AHCI.
+ I loaded optimised defaults.
Still hung up.

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August 31, 2013 7:54:59 PM

USAFRet said:
Try booting with some other software.
Hirens BootCD or a Linux distro. See what happens. You need to determine if it is the disk, or faulty hardware.


Do I just put that on a USB?
I'm pretty new to this stuff.

And can you recommend any particulars?
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a c 369 * Windows 8
August 31, 2013 8:05:37 PM

NotoriousB said:
USAFRet said:
Try booting with some other software.
Hirens BootCD or a Linux distro. See what happens. You need to determine if it is the disk, or faulty hardware.


Do I just put that on a USB?
I'm pretty new to this stuff.

And can you recommend any particulars?


Hirens BootCD I recommend having this around anyway, just in case.
LinuxMint
Ubuntu

For the USB aspect, pendrivelinux. Follow the directions.

Remember, this is just to verify the hardware actually works.
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August 31, 2013 9:03:26 PM

USAFRet said:
NotoriousB said:
11459001,0,1282023 said:
Try booting with some other software.
Hirens BootCD or a Linux distro. See what happens. You need to determine if it is the disk, or faulty hardware.
said:


Downloading now, will let you know how I go.

Ps; if Ubuntu was successful, could I just use that instead of this head case windows.
It will be used for gaming though.





Hirens BootCD I recommend having this around anyway, just in case.
LinuxMint
Ubuntu

For the USB aspect, pendrivelinux. Follow the directions.

Remember, this is just to verify the hardware actually works.
said:


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September 1, 2013 12:03:56 AM

Put Ubuntu onto USB following details on website.

Got into the menu to install Ubuntu;
Install from USB
Install to HDD
Etc
Etc

Selected install from USB, we t to black screen,
Underscore just kept flashing.

I also had another attempt,
After I selected to I stall from USB another time.
It come up with binary whitelisted, then nothing
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a b * Windows 8
September 1, 2013 4:46:31 AM

Try another SATA port for the ssd or odd.

AMD SB950 controller :
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), brown
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
JMicron® JMB362 controller :
2 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black
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