Windows 8.1 Crashing before finishing install.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by jessecej, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. jessecej

    jessecej MDL Novice

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    I'm having a problem with Windows 8.1 that I hope someone can help with. I have got the MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT, downloaded it a second time to make sure it wasn't corrupt. I run the install, clean system, it goes through the install fine. When it gets to the first getting drivers ready screen, it's crashes with an IRQ error. Now this only happens on my computer, has installed fine on another test system. I'm running an Asrock X79 Extreme4-M mother board, with 32 gig 1866 ram, intel i7 3820, setting in the bios have been set to default UEFI. Windows 8 installs fine, but 8.1 crashes every time. Please Help. Thanks in advance. Jesse
     
  2. efes34

    efes34 MDL Senior Member

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    Is w8 works properly in your system?
     
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  3. jessecej

    jessecej MDL Novice

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    Yes, windows 8 has been working perfectly for a long time now. I always keep the drivers up to date, and have never had any problems. :(
     
  4. efes34

    efes34 MDL Senior Member

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    Bios updated?
     
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  5. jessecej

    jessecej MDL Novice

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    yes, updated the bios a few weeks ago with the latest 3.00, which now supports full 8.1.40.1416_1.5M Intel Management, and version 12.7 of Intel RST.
     
  6. efes34

    efes34 MDL Senior Member

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    #6 efes34, Aug 30, 2013
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    Very interesting:confused: (I have asus sabertooth x79 board and i7 3820 processor >no problem)
     
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  7. jessecej

    jessecej MDL Novice

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    Going to try an upgrade to 8.1, see if that makes any difference. hopefully be reporting good news soon. :(
     
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    jessecej MDL Novice

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    Well after running an upgrade to try and get 8.1 working, it got to around the same place, the ran a revert back, and came up saying windows 8.1 could not be installed, and the computer has been set back to the way it was.... this is soooo frustrating. anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance. Jesse
     
  9. Helmutcheese

    Helmutcheese MDL Member

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    I had same issue with the preview in the Store, it got as far as the final stage where it sets up personal settings/desktop etc then crashed and on rebooting it rolled back to previous state and was never able to install it again after that so gave up.

    I have not tried so far using the ISO I grabbed here.
     
  10. Aden Tengoku

    Aden Tengoku MDL Junior Member

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    try reducing the ram to 4gb or 2gb :tea:
     
  11. jessecej

    jessecej MDL Novice

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    Well after a lot of process of elimination it works out that the ASUS PCE-N53 300Mbps 11n Dual band Wireless LAN PCI-E Card is not compatible at all with windows 8.1, I have put the network card in 2 other computers running windows 8.1, and instantly they crash. so time to get a new network card. :(