The first day I installed Win8, it was working relatively well. Boot times were about average and everything was running smoothly. After shutting it down and leaving it overnight, waking up the next morning yielded an exceptionally long boot time taking around 30 minutes to cold boot. Restarting immediately afterwards yielded perfectly normal boot times. Again, shutting it down and leaving it overnight resulted in more long boot times. This seems to happen every time I shut down the computer for an extended period of time. Today, I got home from work at around 8PM. Booted up computer and went to do something else expecting long wait times. It is now 10:15PM and it still has not gotten past the splash screen with the Windows 8 logo and the revolving dots. Talked on the phone with tech support for about 3 hours and couldn't come to a conclusion. Booting from optical drive is not possible for whatever reason and the install was from a fresh new install over a newly reformatted hard drive. It's getting to the point where I feel like the only way to resolve this issue is to leave my computer on 24/7 without turning it off so I don't have to deal with this extremely slow boot sequence.
- windows 8