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Trouble installing Windows 8

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  • Im having problems installing windows 8, (Currently it has no OS at all)  it will start installing and then it blue screens and says "Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn't handle, and now it needs to restart, the error is called "WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR". any ideas on whats wrong?
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:30 PM

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  • Hello dangarr,

    The error, WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred.

    Look at the following link for more information:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff557321%28VS.85%29.aspx

    Where you having any hardware issues with this system previously?

    Let us know if this helps.


    Marilyn
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:58 PM
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  • My pc has not had a operating system on it in a few months due to my windows vista install disc becoming corrupted. all i wish is to have some sort of OS on my computer, i tried looking on microsoft's website for a vista download but i could not find one. My hard drive is freshly formatted and has no data on it, other than this I can not think of what could be causing the problem :(

     

    Thursday, December 01, 2011 12:13 AM
  • You may have a hardware issue that is preventing you from installing an operating system.

    How did you create the install disk for Windows Developer Preview?

    First, I would see if you have a corrupted download. This error may be caused by a bad burn of the .ISO. Try re-downloading and re-burning the .ISO file. Also, it may help to burn using a lower speed if the software you are using to burn the .ISO supports that function.

    On Windows 7, the easiest way to convert this file is to use
    Windows Disc Image Burner
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Burn-a-CD-or-DVD-from-an-ISO-file

    Let us know if this helps.

    Marilyn
    Thursday, December 01, 2011 12:29 AM
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