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    Default Win8 will no longer boot past the loading screen.

    Hello everybody,

    I installed windows 8 release preview when it came. I used windows 8 CP in earlier time.

    After installation of windows 8 release preview, everything is ok, including the graphicx card (geforce GTX260). But after switching out the card for a Geforce GT520, the system no longer boots past the boot screen. It appears to freeze there.

    I am sure that graphics card was correctly installed. I've attempted to run the self repair mode, but it locks up there similarly.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Win8 will no longer boot past the loading screen.

    The new graphics card probably is not recognized by the OS. I would try to boot into Safe Mode. (You have to add the Safe Mode option to the boot screen using the method shown) In Safe Mode, generic drivers are loaded. Perhaps using the generic drivers will allow you to boot into the OS then to install specific drivers for your graphics card.

    I would use the PC you posted in this thread with to go to the graphics card manufacturer's web site to download Win 8 specific drivers if available. Both Nvidia (you will see separate downloads for Desktop and Laptop, 32 Bit and 64 Bit) and ATI have posted Win 8 beta drivers. Put these drivers on a flash drive so they will be available in Safe Mode.

    This is the same answer I posted in the other thread you asked this question. Posting in it's own thread is the preferred alternative as it will get more exposure. I have erased the post in the other thread.
    Last edited by Medico; 06-20-2012 at 04:32 AM.

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    Default Re: Win8 will no longer boot past the loading screen.

    Hi Ted. Thanks for helo a lot. I am checking the graphics card drivers on manufacturer's web site. Hope I can fix this soon.

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