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Windows 8 not booting

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    Windows 8 not booting

    Hi all,

    My Windows 8 desktop PC was working fine up until yesterday when it wouldn't recognize my external dvd drive for some reason. I tried some troubleshooting steps such as deleting the upper and lower filters in the registry editor and everything was fine until I rebooted my PC.

    Upon rebooting, I noticed an extremely long boot time (about 10-15 mins) which I found highly unusual but the computer worked fine until I rebooted it a 2nd time. The 2nd time after rebooting it, it was stuck at the HP loading screen so I left it on overnight to see if it would take longer to boot but to my surprise, it was still stuck at the loading screen when I woke up this morning!

    Here are some specs:
    OS: Pre-installed Windows 8
    Model: Hp Pavillion p7-1459
    All drivers should be up to date because I frequently run windows update.

    I will reply to comments as soon as possible...thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums.

    Try doing a Auto Repair.
    From the Repair CD/USB:
    How to do a Auto Repair:
    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Had to do a system recovery...thanks for the help though!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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