I installed Windows 8 over XP. Install OK, when tried to run, I get the Windows Logo, then error messages. PC is now not responding to anything, nothing.

I cleared everything I could, checked for compatibility etc.  So I proceeded, install seemed OK, no problems. Trying to run 8 was a disaster, as mentioned above.  I got the error message:-
Your PC needs to restart.  (Already powered on)
Please hold down the power button.
Error Code:  0x0000005D
Parameters:
0x030F0204
0x756E6547
0x49656E69
0x6C65746E

Powering down, then on, gets the blue Windows 8 logo, then above message.  I have tried hitting F12 on power up, going through choosing CD-ROM to install XP, and 8 (again) nothing seems to work, I get back to the 8 logo.
What can I do?
Many Thanks in advance, Nigel.  ( *** Email address is removed for privacy ***, or  *** Email address is removed for privacy ***)
 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 206 Applies to:

Perhaps your machine is not compatible with Windows 8?  See this article but ignore any links to Registry Cleaners.

 

Microsoft Windows 8 setup—Error code 0x0000005D
http://optimizewindows8.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/microsoft-windows-8-setup-error-code-0x0000005d/

 

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=Error+Code%3A++0x0000005D&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-AU:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&redir_esc=&ei=3AJSUfr_E6L_iAee04GwAQ


What did the Upgrade Assistant say when you ran it?

 

Upgrade to Windows 8
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8

 

Download Upgrade Assistant 
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=261871

 

If your machine is suitable for Windows 8 then these might be any option.

 

How to clean install Windows 8
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/how-to-clean-install-windows-8/6043a4cd-d62b-4851-86c8-e6c58f8eac90


Windows 8 Upgrade: clean install possible?
http://www.ghacks.net/2012/10/27/windows-8-upgrade-clean-install-possible/


How To Clean Install Windows 8 Pro Upgrade
Start a Clean Install Using an Upgrade Licensed Copy of Windows 8 Pro
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/clean-install-windows-8-upgrade.htm


How to Prepare Your Computer for Windows 8
http://lifehacker.com/5954904/how-to-prepare-your-computer-for-windows-8

 

"Special requirements/possible issues: Some reports say that a few more recently released Windows 7 PCs (mostly tablets and netbooks) won't be able to run Windows 8, because they use Intel's Atom Cedar Trail processor, which has problems with the new OS."

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To install Windows 8 on your PC, the processor (CPU) must support the following features: Physical Address Extension (PAE), NX, and SSE2. Most CPUs have support for these features, so if you receive this error, it is likely because the NX feature is not enabled on your system.

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To resolve this error, follow manufacturer guidelines to enable NX ("No eXecute bit"), or the equivalent XD ("eXecute Disabled"), feature within the BIOS settings. This feature is typically found in the Advanced or Security tabs within the BIOS settings, and can be referred to by a variety of names, including but not limited to:

· No Execute Memory Protect

· Execute Disabled Memory Protection

· EDB (Execute Disabled Bit)

· EVP (Enhanced Virus Protection)

If the BIOS setting for the NX (XD, EDB, or EVP) support option is not available on your system, you may need to contact the manufacturer to update the BIOS. Note that some very old processors may not contain these features and will be incompatible with Windows 8 Release Candidate.

A whitepaper has been published with further details about the PAE/NX/SSE2 requirement for Windows 8, error cases and scenarios that customers encounter when machines fail to meet the requirement, and what to do to install Windows 8 on their PC’s. You can download the whitepaper at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh975398.aspx.

If you are using a virtualization product to install a Windows 8 virtual machine (VM) and receive this error (or error 0xC0000260), you must enable PAE (or PAE/NX) in the virtualization product’s settings or configuration manager when setting up the Windows 8 virtual environment.

Note that if you tried to install Windows 8 on the VM hosted on a system running a previous version of Windows with NX disabled, you will need to enable NX on the system before PAE/NX can be enabled for the VM. Please follow the instructions described in the whitepaper under "How Do I know if My System Supports NX or SSE2?" and "If NX Is Supported on My System, How Do I Turn on NX?" to enable NX on the system.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/error-when-installing-windows-8-release-preview/a2c11f2c-d43b-44fc-9bc0-61805a2d95ef

Best,
Andre
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