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win8 Trouble installing Windows 8 RTM

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I'm trying to install RTM on my desktop and I'm running into graphical issues.

During the install there were graphical glitches.

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I managed to work my way through the install however when the machine rebooted neither of my displays are switching on.

My hardware specs are:

Mobo: Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe with 4 gig ram

Graphics Card: Nvidia 7600 GT

I'm not quite sure how to go about getting the display working.

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If you can get into safe mode, I'd try installing the official nVidia drivers

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Can't get into safe mode. :/

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Boot from the DVD/USB and enter advanced startup options

Make sure it's not a hardware problem with an Ubuntu live CD or something too

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I doubt it's a hardware problem as I had Win 7 running with no problems about 30 minutes before I tried to install Win 8.

I could probably get into the advanced options but the screen corruption happens during setup making reading anything quite difficult.

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I doubt it's a hardware problem as I had Win 7 running with no problems about 30 minutes before I tried to install Win 8.

I could probably get into the advanced options but the screen corruption happens during setup making reading anything quite difficult.

Long shot, but is your BIOS updated to the latest version ?

Is that GPU onboard or a separate card ? If separate, do you have onboard you could use until you get into windows ?

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Yeah, bios is the latest version (from about 4 years ago) Asus haven't released a later bios than I have.

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Yeah, bios is the latest version (from about 4 years ago) Asus haven't released a later bios than I have.

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I'd say try to wing it through the setup by feeling your way around, hopefully once it's installed it'll decide to work right (Or you can go update the drivers)

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I'd say try to wing it through the setup by feeling your way around, hopefully once it's installed it'll decide to work right (Or you can go update the drivers)

Not easy with no displays at all unless you have another machine with a display to clone keyboard commands with.

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I'd say try to wing it through the setup by feeling your way around, hopefully once it's installed it'll decide to work right (Or you can go update the drivers)

I did wing it through the setup, I have it installed. Problem is when I try and start it, either normally or in safe mode the displays don't work so I can't get in to install the drivers.

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I did wing it through the setup, I have it installed. Problem is when I try and start it, either normally or in safe mode the displays don't work so I can't get in to install the drivers.

You say 'Neither of your displays' are switching on

Have you tried unplugging all but one / trying each one in a different GPU port ?

My 8 install sent the display over to the HDMI port (TV) after a reboot, my main LCD (DVI) was set as the extended display, I had to finish install on the TV

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Yeah, I have dual monitors. I'll try booting with only one in and see if that works.

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Yeah, I have dual monitors. I'll try booting with only one in and see if that works.

If it doesn't, try reinstalling 8 with only 1 monitor plugged in, it could be that it has bugged out and sent the combined resolution to each display, or refresh rate is messed up etc

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Like +Detection says, I believe you need to unplug your secondary monitor. A lot of folks with 2 monitors have had this problem initially. Once booted with only your primary monitor, you should be able to plug the secondary back in and not have that problem again. Looking forward to hearing if this fixes the problem.

Tim

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Tried installing with only one monitor in. Exactly the same as having two in. Graphic glitches during install and after the first reboot the screen goes blank after the windows symbol shows on the screen.

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Are you running the monitors through HDMI? If you are, try going old school instead and use VGA. Not sure what else to try. I haven't had a 7600 so I don't know the specs or even if it has a VGA slot on it.

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Tried installing with only one monitor in. Exactly the same as having two in. Graphic glitches during install and after the first reboot the screen goes blank after the windows symbol shows on the screen.

8 must be installing a driver that your card doesn't like, can't really think of a way around it unless you can make a custom 8 install disk with the new nVidia drivers in it, or get to the desktop and install the new drivers without using the monitor

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Can you RDC in to the machine or try a different video card?

Are there any tools to automate the install for the video drivers?

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No hdmi, my card only has two dvi ports.

I can't even use onboard graphics as my mobo doesn't have any.

Can you RDC in to the machine or try a different video card?

Are there any tools to automate the install for the video drivers?

Don't have another video card. I haven't been able to get in to set up windows so I won't be able to RDC into the machine.

8 must be installing a driver that your card doesn't like, can't really think of a way around it unless you can make a custom 8 install disk with the new nVidia drivers in it, or get to the desktop and install the new drivers without using the monitor

Is it even possible to create a custom disk?

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No hdmi, my card only has two dvi ports.

I can't even use onboard graphics as my mobo doesn't have any.

Don't have another video card. I haven't been able to get in to set up windows so I won't be able to RDC into the machine.

Is it even possible to create a custom disk?

With 7 yes, not sure if the program will work for 8, worth a shot I suppose

http://www.rt7lite.com/

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Had a little Google, seems like Microsoft made a mistake with the RTM which affects some nVidia cards, guess I have one of those cards.

As my mobo doesn't have onboard graphics I've guess I'm out of luck for getting this installed.

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