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I just installed a new SSD and tried to install a new copy of windows 8. The computer restarts a few times during the install. Says its installing devices restarts again and then I just get this dumb purple screen. No apps no mouse pointer nothing. Any ideas whats going on? Thanks Jim. mad.gif
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A few questions to clarify:

1) What type of SSD?
2) Did you specifically buy a System Builder version of Windows 8, download the $39.99 upgrade, or purchase the $69.99 upgrade?

I've literally installed Windows 8 on hundreds of SSDs without incident. Have you run a diagnostic on the drive to make sure it's not defective?
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Its a new Intel 520 180gb SSD a just got from Best Buy yesturday. I purchased a new retail box version of windows8 for $69.99 in the store. I don't think it a problem with the drive as it seem to get most of the way thew the install. I tried to install the bata version a few months ago on a HHD and that did not work. I thought I just had a curupt down load. XP runs just fine.
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I just ran micrsoft's windows compatability tester. It came back and said Secure boot not supported and the grapics card drivers update. Nothing I can do about secure boot. I downloaded the most up to date drivers for my video card. I ran the test again and still get the same message. I don't understand. My card is DX9 and how do they expect you to have the latest drivers when you are doing a clean install on a blank drive? You need to install the OS first before you can install drivers. doh.gif
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I just installed a new SSD and tried to install a new copy of windows 8. The computer restarts a few times during the install. Says its installing devices restarts again and then I just get this dumb purple screen. No apps no mouse pointer nothing. Any ideas whats going on? Thanks Jim. mad.gif

 

Are you using more than one monitor? I had a similar issue and all I had to do was to disconnect my TV from my GPU, leaving only one monitor, and it worked.

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Just one monitor.
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Turns out all problems were caused by my graphics card. The 7900GT just could not handle the new 24" monitor. I picked up a 1GB 9800GTX of ebay cheap. Windows 8 and games play just fine now. Thanks for the help.
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