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Samsung tablet doesn't start, displays logo, then black, repeating forever RRS feed

  • Question

  • An unsuccessful install of the Win 8 RTM on my Samsung Build Tablet has left the device in an usuable state. On power up, the Samsung logo displays, then disappears, then displays, repeat ad infinitum. I get that behavior combining the power button with either volume control.  : (

    I am able to get to the Boot Setup (seems to take several tries) via the volume up + volume down + power buttons, disable secure boot, save changes, and then get the same behavior described above.


    Ideally, I'd like to boot from the USB to try installing Win 8 RTM again. I am in a pinch for time: I am supposed to demo on this machine in three days.

    Cheers,

    Stuart Celarier
    Microsoft Regional Director, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Integration


    Stuart Celarier | Principal Consultant, Neudesic Microsoft Regional Director & MVP Connected Systems http://visualstuart.net | 503.732.0247

    Monday, October 8, 2012 10:39 PM

All replies

  • 1) Did you upgrade to the latest firmware version? 

    2) In the vol-up vol-down screen there should be an option "Boot from USB device" of the device is connected during boot.


    My blog: blog.jessehouwing.nl

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 9:38 AM
  • Thanks, Jesse. No I have not. I have downloaded the System BIOS 05WJ from http://www.samsung.com/global/buildpc/index.html. I didn't see any instructions there or in this forum on applying this upgraded version. Any directions or pointers?


    Stuart Celarier | Principal Consultant, Neudesic Microsoft Regional Director & MVP Connected Systems http://visualstuart.net | 503.732.0247

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 2:15 PM
  • The new firmware is required to run Windows 8 RTM. See the following post for steps to fix. You will need a Windows 8 RP usb stick to fix.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/samsungpcgeneral/thread/4fd9a831-ae87-4165-a4fc-712ec2a29913


    My blog: blog.jessehouwing.nl

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 5:51 PM