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Freeze on boot at swirling dots unless I jam on the keyboard

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    Freeze on boot at swirling dots unless I jam on the keyboard

    I see a lot of posts about freezes after logging into Windows 8, but I've been having issues even booting up.

    My laptop (Lenovo W520) crashes immediately after the BIOS POST, when the "Windows" text first appears on the screen. Usually, two of the circling dots appear before the laptop crashes. (This is before I get to the screen to select between Win7 and Win8)

    This has been an issue for me since Windows 8 Developer Preview came out. Developer Preview would almost NEVER boot, though often times I could get into Safe Mode.

    Anyway, Release Preview is actually better so far - I crash a lot, but not as much as with Developer Preview. To try and get around the crash, I decided to try spamming the F8 key to get to the advanced startup menu, but instead spamming the F8 key makes Windows 8 boot successfully. This has happened on all but 1 of the times I've tried it so far.

    I have the latest BIOS, tried fooling with some settings, but so far crashes are still an issue. Any tips?

    Don't know if this is helpful but I'll attach the file requested in the sticky.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    I've got an older Lenovo tablet (x61t) and it boots to Windows To Go without any issues.

    I'd have to suspect that there are issues with the boot files - have you tried Startup Repair?
    Also, please update storage, video, and chipset drivers (set a System Restore Point)

    Info on Startup Repair here: Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

    How to create a System Repair Disc: System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Freeze on boot at swirling dots unless I jam on the keyboard
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