In any case, I attempted by first Windows 8 upgrade from Windows 7. I used the downloaded installer. It seemed to go fine, but I got excited and made the rookie mistake of trying to updated too many of my apps before rebooting -- even thought they had not, to my recollection, asked for a reboot. Now all I get is a blue screen displaying INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. I finally found the way to get into safe mode, and it does the same thing. Here are the pertinant details:
- Windows 8 Pro x64
- in-place upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium x64
- HP laptop dv6-2173cl
- 4 GB RAM, About 500GB HDD with about 90GB Free space remaining
Here are some of the things I stupidly installed without rebooting:
- Latest NVIDIA driver
- Comcast Constent Guard (uses Norton 360 and other tools), including, apparently, an AntiLogger
- Windows Phone 8 SDK, which has its own set of dependancies it installs
I haven't made a mistake like that in many years and, while I was glad it was to my own machine rather than someone elses, I would really like to be able to boot it again.
Thank you for your help. We all get stuck once in a while -- that is how we learn.
EDIT: I did read through the instructions for posting about BSOD, but the two tools listed on the top require that you can run them. Apparently both are 32-bit apps, which will not run from command prompt in the recovery console. That is the only thing I currently have access to unless I am missing something.
Edited by The-Bytemaster, 25 January 2013 - 09:09 PM.