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Win8 preview install fails with blue screen error

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  • downloaded win8 preview x64 + tools iso, burned to dual layer dvd.

    Tried two different download times, burned discs.

    Made room available on primary drive for Win8. (want to do dual boot).

    Boot from DVD, get the 'Loading files...' and briefly the Windows Developer Preview screen with the spinning circles.

    Then a friendly unhelpful bluescreen.

    :(

    Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn't handle,

    and now it needs to restart.

    You can search for the error online: 0xc000021a

    The last line is very blurry.

    Don't know what the bugcheck parameters were.  Not shown.  

    Monday, November 14, 2011 7:07 PM

Answers

  • astute coworker recommended pulling the power cable first to clear any pending low power cached stuff.

    Tried that and lo and behold it worked!

    Got into the install, etc.  

    • Marked as answer by k88alb Monday, November 14, 2011 7:48 PM
    Monday, November 14, 2011 7:47 PM