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Windows 8.1 freezes at boot screen

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    Windows 8.1 freezes at boot screen


    Today morning when i tried to switch on my PC, it hangs on the Win 8 boot screen. At times it would give me the BSOD of Machine_Check_Exception while hung at boot. At times i
    t tries to do an Automatic repair as well, but freezes again on the boot screen itself with it below saying "Preparing Automatic Repair"

    I also see an error PCI IRQ Routing Table Error - 07 1F 00 just before boot.

    I would have to restart like 10-20 times or maybe more for it to get through to windows. I thought it was a windows issue so i tried to boot into my Win 8 and Win 7 USB's so i could format and reinstall but it Doesnt let me Boot into the USB after i select the option to do so. It would take my straight to my current Win 8 install Boot screen and hang there.

    Since a few days now, my system would not shut down when i would click on shut down. The screen would go off and all but my Desktop cabinet would still be on. It used to restart fine when required but that doesnt work now too. I have to switch off the mains to get it to shut down so i can restart.

    The red LED's on my mobo dont stop at the CPU, RAM, Video card and forgot whats the last one for. So is this a windows issue? A hardware issue? and how do i fix this?

    I havent made any hardware changes to the system. Ive tried to boot with just the monitor plugged in to the system and same issue.

    I have reset my BIOS. I cant get into safe mode or boot from USB.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Can you hear any "beep" coming out of PC?
    Can you boot from USB if secure boot is disabled in BIOS?
    Have you tried other USB ports to boot from USB?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8.1 freezes at boot screen
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