The disk in one of my machines died. I had an SSD to hand, and knowing Windows XP is not good with them, put Windows 8 on it. Went fine, set it in action and forgot about it, (it is a BOINC cruncher).
I needed to do an experiment and shut the thing down. When I restarted it, with all the original cards replaced, I hit a problem. I can see the mobo welcome screen, then the, now all blue, Windows logo and a series of white dots circling. This continues for a short while, then the screen blanks and remains so.
I have an OEM licence, so no help from MS. The disk supplier wants me to return the disk, so obviously, simply a supplier and useless for any help.
Any ideas to get the thing going again welcome.