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Continuous Windows 8.1 Boot Issues...

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    Windows 8.1

    Continuous Windows 8.1 Boot Issues...


    Hello All,

    I am hoping someone can please put me out of my misery…

    I have a HP Pavilion AMD S5710f slim line PC that came pre-loaded with the Windows 7 (64bit) operating system. I upgraded to Windows 8 in early 2013 and then did the Windows 8.1 update. Ever since upgrading, as I don’t remember experiencing this prior, I seem to get weird issues when trying to boot my computer. I will get the blue window in the middle of the screen with the rotating circle, which will sit like that indefinitely. I tried restarting the PC several times playing around with the boot device order and now am at the point where I am just getting the Windows Boot Manager screen and asking me to repair the computer.

    The frustrating part, is that I have been going round and round in circles with this problem for some time now, and it keeps reappearing especially after performing Windows updates.

    Before my system stopped booting again today (which happened when my machine stopped responding and I had to power off from the power switch), I had run CHKDSK /F /R which ran to completion with no errors. I followed it with the SFC /SCANNOW which also ran with no errors reported.

    I will try repairing as the Boot Menu screen is now suggesting, but I keep having to do this at least every other month or so, and was wondering if someone could kindly point me in some other direction in being able to solve this once and for all – if at all possible. To add, my system is also attached to a couple of external drives via USB 3.0 which I don’t believe is causing this issue as it is still there even when disconnecting the drives.

    Appreciate any help in advance on this…

    Cheers,
    Vin.

    UPDATE: Started from boot Windows 8 boot disk and went through the repair option - PC then performed a reboot and then started the automatic repair process - it then gave some message (I wish I had taken a picture to give accurate details) about it couldn't repair (or that my machine did not restart properly?) but to restart the machine as it may solve the issue - which it did and I was able to boot into the PC. I also made sure that the machine booted a second time just to make sure!!! lol - But why does the boot of the machine keep getting broken so easily?!?! - Should I install a boot manager from a third party to maybe bring some stability to my system? If so, anyone kindly recommend one?

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    Windows 8.1


    Anyone...? :-)
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