Got a new laptop a few weeks old that came with Windows 8.
Since then on three sporadic instances (maybe once a week) - when I turn on the computer to boot up, it takes a lot longer than usual... then eventually it shows the message "Preparing Windows." After that happens I get on and see my front page/start screen almost empty like it's in a default state with just a laptop manufacter icon and some other few things that look like a default start up when you turn on the laptop for the very first time after you get it.
I sign out and resign onto my user name and everything is back to normal.
I think the last thing I did prior to this last incident happening was using Windows Update, then shutting down after it was updated/installed. Could this be related?
What is causing these two issues (long boot time with Preparing Windows message, then the having to sign out and sign back in to access my regular start screen/desktop,etc? Is it a Windows 8 issue or potential hardware issue?
Thanks for the help.
Edited by PTime22, 12 July 2013 - 02:51 PM.