After Windows Update - Cannot Boot in Windows 8 Pro

Hi Guys,

I have a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro on a new PC and have done for some weeks. On Friday i hit the shutdown option Update and Restart. On the Saturday (yesterday) I turned on my machine to greeted with the Windows 8 Logo then a blank screen and doesn't boot at all into Windows (And not i have checked both monitors and they connected fine.

What was i doing just BEFORE "Update and Restart".......

1. Enabled UEFI on the BIOS
2. Installed the Hyper-V Windows 8 Features
3. Created and installed a Virtual Switch
4. Created and installed a Virtual Machine and installed Windows 8.
5. Onto the VM i installed Visual Studio 2012 Web (MVC4) and SQL Server Express 2012 (NOT LocalDb)

Then after than i ran the Windows Update on the main PC and pressed "Update and Restart".

What have I tried doing to resolve this issue?

Booted (F12) using the OEM Disc. I have then Repair your computer->Troubleshoot....


1.1 Advanced Options
1.2 Automatic Repair
1.3 This fails and I get the following error:

http://sdrv.ms/UyNy59

then i tried....

2.1 Refresh PC
2.2 I get the following error:

"The Drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again"

then i tried....

3.1 Reset PC
3.2 I get the following error:

"Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing"

then i tried....

4.1 System Restore
4.2 This fails and i get the following error:

http://sdrv.ms/UyO9nq

So I'm completely at a loss. I presume if I unlock the primary disk I should be able to boot or at least repair? Anyway i really dont want to wipe and uninstall if possible.

 

Hi garfbradazz,


Thank you for asking this question in Microsoft Community Forum!

 

I would suggest you to refer the below links.


Error: Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer when you try to install Windows Updates

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358#method3


Windows 8 restarts to a blank screen after a standard shutdown or hibernation

 

Note:

 

I would suggest you not try, in place Upgrade feature.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756559


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I am also seeing this error. I am trying to get a dual boot of XP and windows 8 with the Win8 boot loader. The only way to do this is to install XP first, and THEN create a partition to install windows 8 from. I successfully installed XP and created a separate partition, but does it need another partition labeled system or something to restore the image of my old windows 8 OS?

 

At this point I'm not too concerned if I get a factory fresh windows 8 to load or my saved image, (which is exported to USB using the windows 'create a recovery drive' utility).

 

Anyone work through this successfully?

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I had this problem, I somehow fixed this. I do not recall exact steps, But here are the things which I tried.
I played with UEFI and BIOS Boot Settings, and somehow went to Desktop , There I uninstalled all the updates. I installed the updates again but manually one by one.  I know this is vague, But I was able to get onto Windows Desktop after the same conditions you described above.
 

Thanks,
Vinod

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I had this problem, I somehow fixed this. I do not recall exact steps, But here are the things which I tried.
I played with UEFI and BIOS Boot Settings, and somehow went to Desktop , There I uninstalled all the updates. I installed the updates again but manually one by one.  I know this is vague, But I was able to get onto Windows Desktop after the same conditions you described above.
 
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