When I try a 'Restart' from within windows 8, the computer hangs up on the 'Press F12 to enter boot sequence' screen. I have to hit F12 and 'enter' to complete the boot sequence or switch off and boot from the 'off' condition and it boots up perfectly within seconds. Any ideas anyone? I never had any problem with rebooting with windows 7.
1. If you bought it from Amazon try and sent it back if you can just un instull it from you Computer then put Win 7 back on If you can. 2 if it came pree installed on a know Computer then try and take it back, never buy a know O.S untill all the bugs are out. Window 8 is for touch screens. like All Windows O.S it may take a year to get all your software working if they have the patches for them. like games. good luck youll need it.
On the restart before windows loads, when the screen "Press F12 for boot options" "Press Del to enter setup" or similar phrases. It just sits there , not loading Windows. Yet when I switch off and switch on again, it goes through the sequence and loads Windows in seconds. I read somewhere that it might be something to do with the Nvidia drivers. The system has both Intel i5 and Nvidia graphics installed. It isn't a Dell. It is an Acer AIO i5 Quad core with dual graphics and normally works faultlessly.
Nvidia drivers? No, if it's on the POST screen, it has to do with hardware.
Sounds odd but it could be hunting through the boot devices and something in the list of higher priority than your primary hard disk is playing up.
Another idea is memory. I'm sure that I've heard that a restart does not fully wipe the memory whereas a power cycle does. Not flushing the memory could be causing it to fail a memory test. But as you say, it was ok before.
Yes. It had Windows 7 installed previously and I never had a problem with it. Generally, I like Win 8 but there are a few nagging problems that exist. I'm no computer expert but I have been using computers since 1980 and have had every issue of Windows except 2000, and always managed to work round the 'bugs'. This one has me stumped! I almost restored Win 7 but that is not my style. I'll get it fixed eventually.
if i where you i would use window 7 as most of the bugs are fixed. window 8 may look nice but its full of bugs they might be all fixed bye next year. any way windows 8 is realy for touch screens so if you have one of them you should be fine.if knot go back to window 7. also nealy all the games and other software have to be fix to run on window 8.there getting there but it will take some time to fix them all.just like windows 7 when it first came out.
Windows 8 is full of bugs is it? Have you been reading the internet and come up with that conclusion or have you some experience?
I don't understand why you felt the need to post your message on this discussion since it bears no relation to the subject.
But just for the record, I've been running it under demo and had a fresh install since launchday. Have I had problem? Yes, under the development demo. Under the launched product? No. Games not working under 8? What a stupid comment to make! 'Other' software doesn't work under 8? Yes, absolutely, nothing works on my computer anymore, I'm struggling to remain productive...
Windows 8 is Windows 7 with touchscreens in mind. What on earth are Microsoft thinking of considering the touchscreen market?
sorry to upset up.but Amazon give me them bye it self.i dont have windows 8 but i hope you get yours fixed.i just stick to windows 7 becouse i know it works.once again sorry if i up set you didnt mean to.
To Usual suspect. Thanks for the input. I did actually have a look at the boot sequence and it looked fine although I can't remember exactly what it said. As I mentioned, I'm no expert computer genius but I do have some common sense. I only associated this fault with Win 8 because it only evolved after I upgraded to Win 8 from 7. I have no intention of reverting to Win 7. I don't give in that easily. If you can tell me what the boot sequence should be, I am capable of changing it in the bios. All sensible advice is appreciated! To Tommy Orr. No doubt your advice is well meaning but I think I probably know a lot more about computers than you appear to. If you have no experience in Windows 8 you are hardly in a position to advise others. I could recommend a good spell checker and grammar programme if you would like it. No offence!
I was actually going to suggest you just change the order - as a test. These days, I always set it first boot device to the primary hard drive.
How did you install Win8? Upgrade or fresh install? Upgrade may have caused a problem with the MBR (boot sector of the hard drive).But again, the fact that a power cycle fixes it throws a spanner in the thoughts! Doh
Hi, It was an upgrade install. Also, as you pointed out, the boot sequence should be the same whether restarting or 'cold' starting, which works perfectly. I expect we'll have to keep looking. otherwise, I have no problems with Win 8. I did have a period where the apps screen disappeared, see 'Why just a blank blue screen' below. But that fixed itself and everything is in order. I can work round this restart problem until I find a remedy. If you come up with anything, let me know. Much appreciated.
Sure, can you let me know exactly what machine you are dealing with though first?
I'm enjoying Win8 too. A pain at the start but once I learnt how to deal with it, it's been fine. As with Win7, the search tool is immensely powerful if you know what you want. I didn't use Start, All Programs.... on Win7 because of Search so it's not been so bad as a transition for me to go without the Start menu. Typing one or two letters to find something is so much quicker than using Start
My machine. Acer Aspire Z5801 all in one touch screen. i5 2.8 - 3.4. Quad core dual graphics Intel i5 and Nvidia GT card. 4 Gb ram. 1 Tb hard drive. Works fine in every respect except the one under question. Runs all games and applications that I have, including sophisticated photo and movie editing programmes. Internet connection 30+ Mb. Had absolutely no problem when operating Win 7 which is why I am annoyed by this 'glitch', which will, no doubt be eventually solved. I kind of enjoy solving problems, let's hope we can solve this one.
Holcombe. I am Handicaped so sorry about the spelling and grammer.as for me i have being doing Computers for 36 years and windows have changed alot in that time. i have just got a Computer with Windows 8 and its knot bad but as i said it will take time to get all the software and hard ware working.i was just trying to help out with the man that had trubble with his pc.
1. Installation onto virtual machine. Installed, got to the final restart, got a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death Error, YES DURING THE INSTALLATION OF WINDOWS 8, A BSOD OCCURED!) Computer failed to boot into any operating system. Retried the installation of Windows 8 on virtual machine but it got a BSOD once again so i abandoned it.
2. Installation of this onto a friend's laptop. Got to Product key stage, he entered key, failed to accept, claimed it was counterfeit even though it was official Windows 8 product, Used one of my spare keys as a gesture of good will, installed, crashed on first time of Windows 8 booting and failed to run again. Installed Windows 7 back on there for him.
Do not bother with Windows 8. Nothing but bugs and glitches.
you have had a lot of trouble with Windows 8 sorry to her about that but with any know O.S this will happen until they sort think out. If I where you do what I did just stick to Window 7 and try and get your money back from the shop. If it was pre installed then take it to a pro or a shop and ask them to fix your Computer. Isaac was they Computer faulty when you bought it if so take it back for a refund or if the Windows 8 you bought was the same just take it back for a refund. did you get it from a windows supplier if not it may be a copy in that case your out of luck. am knot a pro but I do know some think about Computers be doing them for 30 years any way good luck with it hope you get it fixed soon.