Laptop freezes on Windows 8.1 logo screen

  woodm01 21:23 11 Nov 13
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I have an HP DV6 Pavilion laptop upgraded to Windows 8.1.

On a cold boot (after system shutdown) the laptop freezes on the Windows Logo screen. If I turn off and immediately reboot it boots up fine, any ideas what could be causing this?

There are no drivers installed, this is a fresh clean installation.

  woodm01 19:07 12 Nov 13
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Problem seems to be the Fastboot option. If disabled works fine.

The Fastboot option always worked on Windows 8, but won't now in Windows 8.1. Any ideas anyone?

  chub_tor 12:35 13 Nov 13

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  theDarkness 22:08 24 Nov 13

I had an acer laptop freezing on the welcome screen wallpaper on 8.0. With fast boot off, I didn't see a major difference in loading time, so I just turned it off via the bios. No freeze since. I also changed my graphics drivers for generic intel ones, as I thought that might have been related to the issue at first. I haven't tried fast boot again or updating my graphics drivers.

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