Windows 8 is now "Missing"

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)' started by davidvkimball, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. davidvkimball

    davidvkimball New Member

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    After I upgraded my graphics card driver, my PC got a blue screen with a sad face.

    It continually would load up, show a blue screen, shut down. This process continued (while I was attempting to troubleshoot) until it finally said, "Missing operating system" and it's been hanging there ever since.

    My computer's info:

    System Manufacturer/Model Number HP Pavilion p6331p
    OS Windows 8 Pro with Media Center
    CPU AMD Athlon II 630 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard H-RS880-uATX (Aloe)
    Memory 8GB DDR3, PC3-10600 MB/sec
    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 4GB (upgraded from stock)
    Sound Card Integrated Realtec ALC888S Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays HP 2009m 20" diagonal 16:9
    Screen Resolution 1600 x 900

    Keyboard HP USB keyboard, 6 ft cable, Height: 1.1 inch, Width: 6.3 inches, Length: 17.3 inches
    Mouse HP USB mouse, 6 ft cable,
    PSU 300W
    Case Mid-size ATX, Height: 15.23 inches, Width: 6.89 inches, Length: 16.29 inches
    Cooling Single system cooling fan
    Hard Drives 750 GB, Interface: SATA, Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec, Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I see one site that seems to suggest the minimum recommend Power Supply is 350 Watts. If the system was being starved for power, some strange things might happen.

    Have you tried going back to your original Video Card?

    Do you have any recovery media or Install media?
     
  3. davidvkimball

    davidvkimball New Member

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  4. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    Boot to the Recovery Console and try using the Elevated Command Prompt and type: sfc /scannow

    You can also try the Repair Install.
     
  5. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I think Saltgrass is on the right track, check out this review from Guru3D:

    A classic sign of not enough power for the gpu is a bsod. Plus notice the above peak figures, that's only leaving you 88w to run the rest of the system, it's simply not enough.

    Reference:
    GeForce 9500 GT review - 3 - Power Consumption, Heat and Volume levels
     

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