Cannot complete Win 8 dvd install

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by DarthV, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. DarthV

    DarthV MDL Novice

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    I am having trouble to install win8 Pro (official release) on a Foxconn C51XEM2AA board that was working fine on windows 7 64bit.
    Video is all broken and pixelated during the install and it almost completes but than at the end I get a black screen and it sits there forever.
    I believe the problem lies in the fact that Win8 is not carrying NForce 590 drivers and was wondering if there is a easier way (I know, I am a noob) that I could slipstream the drivers on a win8 iso to try it again.
    Thank you!
     
  2. Pr3acher

    Pr3acher MDL Member

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    When you install W8 you can choose to isert a cd or anything to install your drivers. This option is at the begining, after choosing custom install.
     
  3. bootstap

    bootstap MDL Member

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    hi
    use Windows Download Integrator v3.1. good luck.
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Its a Win 8 & nVidia issue, older nVidia cards are causing problems, only fix I seen was install a newer / different GPU
     
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  6. DarthV

    DarthV MDL Novice

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    #6 DarthV, Dec 8, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012
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    Thank you folks
    I emailed Foxconn informing them about the issue in the hopes that it could lead to a firmware update but the answer I got was: this board is not win8 certified :(
    I knew that already! Thank you for nothing!

    I cannot believe Foxconn is just ignoring the problem making this board obsolete and as useful as a paperweight!! There are many other older boards out there working fine with Win 8.
    Foxconn won't see my money again.
     
  7. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    It is an AM2 board, Really, I can't blame Foxconn for not dedicating tech support to correct Microsoft's backwards compatibility issues.

    Your best options will be to visit forums like this or bleeping computer to get windows setup help.
     
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  8. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    This^^^^

    Your problem has nothing to do with the chipset drivers. I have a 570 SLI board, stable install, no problems (except for the same slow drive performance from XP).

    Try a different video card if you have one available.
     
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