Okay, I'm not sure what is going wrong here.
Should be straight forward.
I put windows 8 on USB flash drive.
My computer boots it, But the Windows 8 blueish logo appears and the circle below it just keeps spinning.
I have burned it to a disc aswell but it keeps happening.
No idea what's going wrong with this.
My mother is a Rampage IV extreme. Could there be something in the bios that is preventing it from loading the files. Perhaps the two different sata controllers, but that would be weird considering Windows 7 install disc from a few years ago works perfect.y
Booted in both UEFI and normally, both result in getting stuck at the initial setup loading screen and the circle just keeps spinning.
Anyone any ideas?
I'd redownload if I were you. I had problems with the first download I made.
The 5 dots/circle spun for about 8 mins on my install before the install proceeded.
I downloaded a new versions just incase, but had the same issue with that one.
Not sure what the problem was, but i disconnected every other hard drive from my computer except the blank one that did the trick.
Must have been windows 7 on another hard drive causing it or windows 8 couldn't initialize probably. Possibly the fact my motherboard has two sata controllers.
Too me honest, it could have been a number of things.
Thanks for all the comments.
I couldn't do a clean install to 3 different hard drives I tried. Had 4 SATA hard drives in the PC. Didn't think of disconnecting all but the install HD and went for an upgrade of W7 instead. Worked fine.