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Win 8.1 stalls during loading screen

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    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Win 8.1 stalls during loading screen


    Today, I restart my PC and now it refuses to load Windows. I have changed nothing recently, neither in BIOS nor software. It was a simple, routine restart and it hasn't worked since. I even tried re-imaging my primary drive from 1 month ago (after trying more recent images) and I still have the issue. In BIOS, all drives are recognized, bootable discs work fine. I tried resetting the BIOS just in case to no avail. Also tried disconnecting all USB devices, no good. I can't even get Linux to load, so I am suspecting my SSD might be shot--but it shows fine in BIOS. I don't mind replacing the drive, but I want to be more certain that is the issue before I spend the money. Or would this possibly be a motherboard issue?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Well, after some desperation, I began yanking as many devices out as I could. Luckily, I started with hard drives. Apparently, one of my redundant backup drives failed (one that contains my file history ). Was a WD Green drive that was the most recent acquisition I had, oddly enough. Guess I'll be replacing with another WD Black drive, which have worked very well for me so far. Is this typical behavior for a failing drive? I checked to make sure it wasn't a SATA port by switching cables with a known working drive
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Win 8.1 stalls during loading screen
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