Windows 8.1 Black Screen Start Up Problem

  willthetrainer 12:41 PM 11 Nov 13
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In common with a lot of other users, Windows 8.1 produces a black start up screen on the initial bootup of the day. The login screen is hidden behind this screen and I can only access it by using the power switch to hibernate the laptop and then reboot, when everything works fine. Microsoft appear to be aware of the problem,but getting an answer is proving impossible and the last "Tech Expert" I spoke to cut me off!!The free 8.1 update forced me to completely rebuild 2 laptops as the download did not work, and the version I have now is a full 8.1 intallation disc costing £190.00,and still the problem persists. Any help much appreciated, Will.

  HenryF75 15:39 PM 11 Nov 13

Have you tried turning off Fast Start Up. Go to the Power Options Control Panel. Select "Choose what The Power Buttons Do / Change Settings Currently Unavailable" and untick Turn on Fast Start. This worked for me though I have since gone back to Windows 8. Just too many issues with 8.1

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