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My Windows 8 install will not boot. Sometimes it just looks like it's loading forever, and then eventually either pops up a blue error screen, which goes away too quickly for me to see it, or a black screen, and just sits there. After reboot, it'll say it's "Preparing Automatic Repair. This fails as well, with a screen that goes away too fast for me to see it. I thought I'd try booting from disk, but that doesn't work either, as it appears to take time loading, but ends with a black screen that doesn't load anything.

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Do you get a boot menu that looks like i.stack.imgur.com/1fjOv.png by chance? You can also press Shift + F8 to get the menu. –  Ramhound Jul 22 '13 at 12:22
    
I do not get such a screen, and no, you cannot use that key combination to get the menu. They took that out after the Community Preview. –  s73v3r Jul 22 '13 at 15:27
    
I figured that. Without the BSOD message is going to be very dificult to propose solutions. –  Ramhound Jul 22 '13 at 16:47
    
Is there some key I can hold to make the blue screen stay up, and not disappear right away? On a side note, it seems to be an unbelievably stupid decision to make the machine restart right away so one can't see the message. –  s73v3r Jul 22 '13 at 17:02
    
Without the ability to boot you will be unable to modify the setting that changes this behavior. Its not normally set the way its currently set. –  Ramhound Jul 22 '13 at 17:15

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