Windows 8 Freezes Before First Load

#1
Hi. I'm trying to install the developer preview on a seperate partition on my HP Touchsmart 610-1120a. The image works just fine in virtual box but fails when I try to install to disk. What happens is that it installs all the files, does the first restart and goes to "loading devices". It gets to about 80% and freezes. One time I got as far as entering the computer name, but then it froze. I have tried about 5 times now on a couple of difference configurations with both the 32 and 64 bit editions. I know my disc is fine because I used it successefully to do a similar install on my laptop. Any ideas?
 


iroken22

Extraordinary Member
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#2
My Only thoughts are that there is an issue with it loading some of the drivers for some of the hardware. I don't have a touchsmart computer so i cannot confirm this theory. Did you try both 64 bit versions of the operating system?
 


#3
No I didn't try the second 64 bit edition, but since the 32 bit edition has the same issue I think it is pretty unlikely to help.
 


Medico

Senior Member
#4
As Mike states, could be a video card problem. I would check to see if a graphics card driver update might help. Go directly to the graphics card manufacturer for drivers.
 


#5
Does anyone have any suggestions on making this change? Is there any way of taking the customizations I have already made directly into the dual boot senario or is a complete reinstall the better choice (I suspect this is the better choice since I am fairly early on in the Win 8 DP experiment)
 


ussnorway

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
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#6
Acronis true image can take a snapshot of the working system and then overlay that on-top of a new hdd... the image should boot as long as the basic hardware (on the new system) is able to run on the old drivers or the basic windows no-frills drivers then you go to the internet/ wsus and download whatever new drivers/ software is needed.

A clean install is still considered the best of options in most senarios.
 


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