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Laptop Needs Second Try to Boot

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    Windows 8.1

    Laptop Needs Second Try to Boot

    HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx Laptop 4 Gigs RAM never needed more than one press of the power button to boot while using Windows 7 Ultimate and not in Windows 8; however, when I updated to Windows 8.1 Pro Update (8.1 plus 8.1 Update all at once) I now have to press the power button, wait for bootup to freeze, do a hard shutdown, and then press the power button again. This time, without fail, the laptop boots.

    This has been happening since day one of the Windows 8.1 Update.

    I can live with it, but would rather not. I have the DVD, so can do a complete reinstall; however, I'd rather not if I don't have to.

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    Linux Mint 17.2

    Did you check to make sure the Hard Drive is not failing, by pulling its S.M.A.R.T. info?
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