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Windows 8 freezes on boot

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 freezes on boot


    Hi,
    My windows 8 pc when booted, mostly freezes after i see my account picture with a circling dots. Then appears a black screen and just my cursors, but nothing else. I try to get task manager and run explorer.exe but it doesn't work. It has now been happening very much. I have installed the OS just a few days back and i got this issue. This also happens when i sign out/switch from my account to another account. Please, need help.
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  2. #2





    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 5,338
    Windows 8.1 Pro + MC 64 Bit


    I had one PC lock up at the juggling balls screen on cold boot every time. I turned Fast Startup off and now it's fine.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    I installed on a laptop and this happened, just get the juggling balls. I have Bitlocker on it, and that appears to be corrupted too. I couldn't ever login so I wasn't able to turn off hibernate yet, but that'll be the first thing I do this weekend for sure when I reinstall on that laptop.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4





    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 5,338
    Windows 8.1 Pro + MC 64 Bit


    For me it would lock up on the cold boot but I could then press the reset button and it would boot up OK. Wash, rinse and repeat.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec




  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    I think microsoft really did a shitty job making this new OS. I am switching the Windows 7 as soon as possible coz Win 8 is even worse than Vista!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I had one PC lock up at the juggling balls screen on cold boot every time. I turned Fast Startup off and now it's fine.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    This almost solved the juggling dots issue except it sometime occurs during switching of accounts
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Hi, what are the spec of your PC ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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