I have had w8 installed for about 2 months, on a completely new pc. Yesterday, after doing general mainetence I turned on the pc and got a black screen(screen shut down, nun lock not responding and so on -had no idea about this issue)
I hit the reset right away, and it booted, although a little slow, when I went to the desktop the screen went unresponsive, the mouse pointer was moving, the num lock worked but whatever I did, the computer did nothing(on ctrl alt del it showed the spinning circle for a few seconds , but that's all, the w8 features like side menus wouldn't come)
I formatted the hd, booted from cd and went through a new installation, once i finished the cd part(which went smoothly) the hd boot started, but when doing the initial setup( configuring the devices) it went unresponsive again.
"It must be the hd" I though, so I got one that wasn't being used, and proceeded with a clean installation, and same thing happened. First the unresponsive screen, black screen after a reset
In case it matters:
-evga gtx660 ti sc
-2x corsair vengeance 4gb
-haf x case
Anyone has any idea whT the problem might be?
Just installed w7, gave up on w8
sorry for any mistakes since I'm on a mobile right now
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Do you have any other components like wireless cards installed? I had a similar issue where a PCIe card had been installed in a slot it was not compatibly with which, when changed to another slot (or removed entirely) allowed windows to function as normal.