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Z77 uefi strange boot issue

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Hi all new here but have had my Z77 for awhile now. I just got the Windows 8.1 rtm bits and installed Win81 in uefi mode. All was perfect for about a week then out of the blue when starting my rig in the morning it got stuck just after the post (my custom logo) and before the uefi custom logo shows. If I reset the machine a couple of time eventually it "takes" and Win runs perfectly for the day. I flashed to the latest uefi just before the install. I also have a new SSD HD it is installed on. Could it be the UEFI or the Drive itself failing?

Thanks for any suggestions experts.

Mitch
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What happens if you remove the custom boot logo?

I see this as a problem with three potential contributors;

a) new BIOS flash
b) Windows 8.1
c) new SSD

Since the machine is hanging pre-boot I think we can move W8.1 to the bottom of the list and focus on the new BIOS and new SSD first.

If it were me (and if it's possible on your particular board/bios) I'd clear the BIOS and reflash to the previous BIOS (I'm assuming it was working without issue).

If that fails to fix the problem I'd install W8.1 on a test drive (any old HDD if you've got one laying around) and see if the problem persists.

Sometimes new BIOS releases have bugs, they may fix other problems but booger up something else in the process. That's why everyone says the only time to flash a BIOS is if you're already having problems or the new BIOS brings support for hardware that you wouldn't otherwise get with the older BIOS release.
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i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H MSI GTX 670 PE OC x2 SLi Team xTreem 16Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P243Waid Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HX1000 Corsair C70 White Edition 
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