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Windows 8 already dead


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#1 Corona1

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

I've had windows 8 running for about a month now, full version via my school.

It has been running fine except until recently. I am stuck in what appears to be an endless loop of death.

What's happened: I installed Symantec endpoint protection (school has it for free) a few days ago and today I had to restart my comp. not necessarily the first reboot after Symantec install. It tried to boot but I got a frowny face saying there was an error and windows couldn't boot " system service exception (sysplant.sys) ".

What ive tried: rebooting and then I was prompted to do a sys restore. Ok i tried that and it just goes to a black screen with a windows logo and does nothing. Tried pressing shift f8 and mashing f8 to get to a helpful screen, but windows has failed and it goes into the sys restore loop again.

Anyway other way I can get to a command prompt? Or a program I can burn an Iso onto a flash that has recovery tools? I'd rather not do a fresh reinstall again I've done it twice this year :(

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Fujitsu t900
Windows 8 64 bit
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#2 Corona1

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

Edit: literally smashed it a few times and it booted up. Going to clear out Symantec now and make some more restore points

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:35 PM

LOL... a good smashing always does wonders. In the future, you could probably have done a system restore back to a restore point that was created prior to installing Smantec.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

Edit: literally smashed it a few times and it booted up. Going to clear out Symantec now and make some more restore points



Windows 8 doesn't have boot interrupt keys. You'll have to boot from the install disc to use special booting every time.

Also, don't use Symantec products. They're a load of garbage. Just my suggestion though lol.

Edited by smerffed, 13 November 2012 - 11:10 AM.





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