I did a clean install of Windows 8.1 today since Windows 10 has been causing a lot of trouble on my computer. I won't get into that here, since I'm totally fine with Windows 8.1 anyway. However, I'm unable to load Windows. Everything worked perfectly after the installation, but after restarting the computer, it won't let me get to the login screen. Instead, it displays the typical logo (Not the Windows logo, but the startup logo) followed by a blue screen which stays there until the computer is turned off. It's not your typical BSOD, though - it's a completely blue screen with the same hue as the Windows 8 media creation tool uses, and I can even move my mouse around. It's as if it's stuck in the installation mode or something (though I'm no expert). On the other hand, I'm fairly sure it's correctly installed. I followed a thorough step-by-step guide as I went through the installation process, made sure that everything was done correctly, and even double-checked after installing Windows. My only guess is that the problem could be in the BIOS Settings (which are, however, set to default), but I'd rather not change anything there by myself. Anyhow, I'm sure the problem could also be somewhere else since my knowledge in this area is very limited.
EDIT: I tried various troubleshooting tools from the Windows 8 installation media to no avail, including commands "Chkdsk C: /r" and "Sfc /Scannow /OFFBOOTDIR=C:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\Windows" in the command prompt. First command said that "Windows has made corrections to the file system. No further action is required." Second command said that "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."
Uses UEFI DualBIOS
Originally came with Windows 8
i7-4770K @ 3.50 GHz processor
GeForce GTX 780 graphics card
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB
I look forward to hearing some wise words. If you need any more info, just ask.
Edited by Zenati, 16 January 2018 - 07:35 AM.