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Here is what happened:
I downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 Preview as soon as it was available.
Updated to Windows 8.1 Preview. There weren't any problems.
Windows 8.1 was released the other day.
After trying to install Windows 8.1 from the store, I release it wasn't being displayed.
I typed in the location of the update in my browser and downloaded it.
After downloading and installing 8.1, my old programs were gone and my games on my secondary storage would no longer launch.
I decided to do a fresh install, but before I did, I would install another Ssd. This one specifically for the Os only.
So, I installed a refurbish Ocz Vertex 3, turned on the computer and inserted my install disc.
I now have a 120gb Vertex, 240gb Samsung 840 Pro, and a Seagate 1Tb.
Setup loads, I delete the partitions on the Samsung 840, and set Windows 8 to install on the Vertex 3.
It then gets to the point where it needs to restart, restarts, gets to the windows 8 logo.
Then it installs and gets the devices ready, zips though this, but then the screen goes blacks with the monitor still on, not in standby.

I've tried both Uefi install and regular.

I've tried multiple installations and repairs.
Neither of which have been successful.

I can install Windows 7 to this drive and it installs and boots without any issues.
This is the same disc I've always used.

I've also tried removing my overclock and resetting the bios.

The only things I've done were:
Removed my 7970.
Installed the Ocz Vertex on Sata6Gs_1 and move the Samsung 840 Pro to Sata6Gs_2.
Move my Optical Drive up a bay so that the right-angle Sata plug wasn't in an awkward position.
Re-install my 7970.
Boot the computer.

Any information or advice would be much appreciated.

System specifications:
Asus P8Z77-V Pro
i5-3570k
16gb Corsair Vengeance
HiS 7970
Sound Blastic Recon 3D
Ocz Vertex 3 120Gb
Samsung 840 Pro 240Gb
Seagate Barracuda 1Tb
Seasonic 760w Platinum
Edited by Jwilliams01207 - 10/23/13 at 4:58pm
 
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I'm going to download a new Windows 8 image and attempt another install when I get home from work.
That is the only thing I can think of trying.
 
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Does anyone have any suggestions?
I'm starting to get really frustrated.
 
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Try to in safe mode with f8 (if it works, you can do it with repair you pc also) and disable intel vga from device manager. Restart. Download the catalyst 13.11 beta3 and run it. Restart and download the latest Intel drivers. Hope it works.
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Originally Posted by BigTree View Post

Try to in safe mode with f8 (if it works, you can do it with repair you pc also) and disable intel vga from device manager. Restart. Download the catalyst 13.11 beta3 and run it. Restart and download the latest Intel drivers. Hope it works.
Windows 8 doesn't have the advanced boot options enabled by default.
The only way to enter Safe Mode is by entering Windows and telling Windows to restart in Safe Mode
Or
If the computer fails to boot multiple times, it will prompt you to enter Safe Mode or Reapair.
(I haven't been able to get this prompt to come up, despite several failed boot attempts)

I ended up using my Windows 8 disc to launch a command prompt and enter the following command to re-enable the advanced boot options:
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
I then reset my computer and pressed F8, and there was the Safe Mode option.
I select Safe Mode and the Windows 8 Logo appears, but then an error message pops up. (The one with a frowny face)
Before I could read the message, the computer quickly restarts.
And now we are back to where I started.

Anymore ideas? This is really quite frustrating.
 
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OK. You have a BSOD in WIN8. As long you can’t get into the desktop the only solution is with a LIVECD to see what causes it. Do you have a BARTPE handy?
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Update!
I did a fresh install using a Usb stick that I created.
There must have been a problem with the disc I was using.

Thanks for your help BigTree! thumb.gif
 
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