Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation


Are you getting the error: Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation. To install Windows, restart the installation. Learn how to solve.

Today I was trying to install Windows 8 Enterprise Edition RTM 90 day trial on a brand new Laptop from ASUS. I was recording the installation for a video tutorial for Windows 8. I landed into this strange and unexpected error during the installation:

Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation. To install Windows, restart the installation.

This installation error happens after Windows 8 Operating System installation starts and complete copying the files for installation. The error message appears about 10 minutes after the installation of Windows 8 from the DVD.

If you are receiving the same error, most probably it is because your disk is corrupt or could be a result of a failed past installation of Windows 8.

The solution that worked for me to resolve this error was, delete the disk partition and recreate it. Windows 8 installation completed successfully after I recreated the partition.

Here is my scenario which resulted in this error:

1. I am using a brand new Asus Laptop with Intel Pentium processor.

2. This Laptop had only DOS OS preinstalled.

3. I am installing Windows 8 Enterprise RTM edition 90 day trial version.

4. I formatted the hard drive, created 2 partitions and I am installing Windows 8 OS on a partition with 150 GB space.

Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation

So, finally this is what I did to get rid of the error 'Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation. To install Windows, restart the installation.':

I deleted the disk partition and recreated. I tried to reinstall Windows 8 after recreating the partition and the error was gone.

Did you also get this error? Try the solution I explained above and let me know if that worked.



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Comments

Guest Author: dammur08 Dec 2012

thanks buddy... recently my os had crashed and I was trying to reinstall the Windows 7 but I was getting the same error.. i had almost tried 8-10 times but still same error everytime... and now after doing wat u had posted it worked now.. thanks a lot...

Guest Author: NN2920 Apr 2013

Great tip! I was reinstalling Win7 had a recovery drive sitting there that was actually VISTA the original operating system when I got the computer. Formatted drive deleted partition and the install worked like a charm.

Guest Author: Fernando Lares21 Dec 2014

I have been trying to install Windows 8.1 using a bootable USB. I was wondering why this error keep repeating itself. What can I do? Also, The reason I am re-installing Windows is because I'm stuck on TOSHIBA automatic repairing.

Guest Author: vamsy18 Jul 2015

thank u very much bro. really if i dont see this post i will buy new hard disk tommorrow. thank u soooooooooooo much

Guest Author: Vicent02 Sep 2015

Hi dear,

Sorry for that problem here is the solution please make sure that the installation media is not corrupted in this situation.

Or do you have a preinstalled Windows in the mahcine? Use that installed system to check the health of the disk installed in the mahcine.

You mentioned that you're having a new HDD, please make sure that the new HDD is correctly tied to the system. for such solutions log on www.latestfreetricks.co.vu

Guest Author: Arosh15 Feb 2016

I've recreated the partitions but I keep getting this error. I'm trying to install Win 8.1. I was able to install it first time. But after I tried to install it again for the second time I keep this error. What could be the reason?



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