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Hey guys,

Lately I've been having issues booting into Windows. As soon as the start-up logo shows up after boot, it just stops there and freezes. I did a reload of Windows from 7 to 8.1 but the problem is still there. When I had 7 on it took a good couple of reboots and safe mode/last known good boots to get into Windows. Now with 8.1 it freezes once and after one reboot it boots into Windows fine. Other than that there is nothing wrong, I can play games for hours and hours with no issues.

What I have tried:
1. Resetting BIOS to default
2. Removed all USB devices before power on
3. Format and reload Windows

What I still have to try:
1. Try different SATA port
2. Use another drive to load Windows

I have no idea what could be causing this problem. My temps are all normal as well. If you have any suggestions/experience in the mean time, I would appreciate the help smile.gif
    
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Could be a faulty mobo. I'v seen that kind of stuff happen due to motherboard failure.
    
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That is weird, my natural reaction is to think something is going on with the hard drive. Seems like your OS is on a ssd? I would check sata cables and other sata ports but if you have an extra drive might be worth a shot to try that. Also a different sata power cable/connector.

Other thing I would think of is that there is something odd with the psu. I would also double check all your connections. Maybe you can game fine because the 12v rail is ok but maybe not one of the others.

I would also double check that the memory timings and voltage are set correctly, sometimes the auto setting doesnt get it right, the only thing thats weird is that it shouldnt be ONLY on the startup if it was memory so thats why I dont think it would be memory. Might be good to do one stick at a time I guess, or different slots on the memory.

Other than that I guess that would leave the motherboard.

Boy I hate intermittent issues! tongue.gif
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Thanks guys, I will give it a bash this weekend and see what I can come up with. smile.gif
    
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Ok so it seems like I have sorted this problem out. *holding thumbs*

The only thing I did was change the SSD to the other SATA3 port and all seems to be fine now. smile.gif
    
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Nice sometimes it's something that simple.
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