Intermittent Failure to Boot


  • I recently upgraded some notebooks to 8 then 8.1 from 7. The machines had no issues upgrading and updating. Ran Windows 8 for a few weeks without any issue then transitioned to 8.1 after release. Following release I've had episodes where the computer will post then try to boot from hard disk and apparently just stall. I do not get an error message or even to the Windows 8 loading screen. I've tried numerous times to go through recovery media and fixmbr etc but have had no luck. The HD integrity is good for everything I can tell on check and there have been no other hardware changes. Funny thing is, just booting to USB recovery media, doing nothing, then shutting down and booting straight to HD will typically produce a normal boot with no issue. What gives? Any ideas?
    Sunday, November 03, 2013 5:15 AM