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Windows 8.1 doesn't turn on properly and needs recovery

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 doesn't turn on properly and needs recovery


    When I turned on computer it showed a message that system did not turn on properly. It gave me choices what to do:
    -refresh PC
    -reset PC
    -advanced options
    I've chosen system recovery in advanced options. Everything would be fine, if it would keep same settings before the problem occurred. I spent a lot of time getting settings right. And that would be okay, if it happened once. But it happened second time in period of two weeks. I don't want that error happens again.
    My computer specifications:
    -OS Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
    -NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
    -Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz
    -120 GB SSD disc and 931 GB HDD.
    appreciate your help

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Do you do full system image back ups?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Do you do full system image back ups?
    I made system backup once but I don't know how it helps. Does it update in other disc automatically or do I have to make one every week what I don't want because it takes to much time. However is it possible that anti virus program or something else delete some files and caused problem? My antivirus is Kaspersky 2013.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    When I turned on computer it showed a message that system did not turn on properly. It gave me choices what to do:
    -refresh PC
    -reset PC
    -advanced options
    I've chosen system recovery in advanced options. Everything would be fine, if it would keep same settings before the problem occurred. I spent a lot of time getting settings right. And that would be okay, if it happened once. But it happened second time in period of two weeks. I don't want that error happens again.
    My computer specifications:
    -OS Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
    -NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
    -Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz
    -120 GB SSD disc and 931 GB HDD.
    appreciate your help
    In Advanced Options you can choose System Image for Recovery.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    You can start off by checking your event viewer logs for errors and/or critical warnings that are time-coincident with your failed boot. You can also try these other suggestions:

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    Also, I assume you are shutting down properly everytime so that can be eliminated as a possible cause. I am quite sure other suggestions will follow but if all else fails, consider this option as well:

    How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 8 or 8.1 without Losing Anything
    Repair Install Windows 8


    Good luck,

    UCanFixit
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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