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Having to start computer twice for a successful boot

  1. #1


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Having to start computer twice for a successful boot


    Windows 8.1~
    If I start the computer from a full shut down state the Windows logo will appear but it will not go anywhere, and will stick at that screen. This forces me to shut the comp down and then start up again which makes it then boot normally...
    Why do I have to start the computer twice for a successful boot? I don't know. But I know it is an OS-related issue.

    Also for some reason the Windows 8 boot logo is stretched for some reason.

    Any ideas to fix these issues?

    I did find this in regards to the 2nd issue:
    windows 8 installing in uefi mode. boot logo stretched even after - Microsoft Community

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jag,

    You might see if turning off fast startup may help if it's part of the issue.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Jag,

    You might see if turning off fast startup may help if it's part of the issue.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    Looks like that fixed my start-twice issue, but I still have a stretched Windows 8 logo and also a stretched spin wheel on startup...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Fixed it by enabling Fast Boot in BIOS and disabling Launch CSM.
    Now I have a really quick startup too
    Thanks Brink.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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