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    alrod is offline New Member
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    Default Windows 8.1 Pro rebooting after completing installation

    Hi I am trying to do a reinstall of windows 8.1 it loads ok but when it finishes it reboots and keeps rebooting

    (IE) Copys Windows Files
    Getting Files Ready for installation
    Installing Features
    Installing updates
    Finishing up
    Then Reboots to Press any key to boot from CD or DVD And keeps rebooting
    Can anyone help me on this please

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    Hello and welcome to TWCF,

    From your query I can understand that you're installing from CD/DVD. To avoid this infinite loop, once the installation finish, and the computer prompt for restarting in few seconds, eject the CD/DVD instanneously before it actually restarts. So if the installation media is out before reboot, system will proceed further to set up installed Windows.

    Hope this helps, Good luck

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    Hi Kapil Just tried your sugestion and I get the following Message A Disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart . I did that and nothing happens

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    Okay, check the BIOS/UEFI settings and make sure you've given first preference to your hard drive instead of USB disk. From your current status, you may find the first boot priority set to USB disk, so just change it.

    Good luck again

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    Hi Kapil My bios at the moment is set to boot from my DVD drive as its a DVD of Windows I am using

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