Hey guys! Thanks in advance for anyone willing to help me out with this.
I have a HP dv8t running windows 8. Recently reinstalled windows 8 after a year of solid performance and trying to get as far away from windows 8.1 as possible which I foolishly installed on my laptop I need for work. (driver issue after driver issue). I also upgraded my secondary hard drive. This ran great for a month.
Recently I have been having an issue that has thoroughly stumped me. Seemingly at random intervals my computer will fail to boot to windows by completely crashing at the logo screen. This is happening more frequently now. The screen will flash green and the computer will die. No amount of powering it back on will resolve the issue but it will power on normally after I run a startup diagnostic test that the computer passes every time flawlessly.
I can even skip out after the memory test is finished and it will boot normally every single time, but if I skip out before the memory test it will fail to boot. There is no dump files I can find for this. And apparently my computer is unable to access the safe boot menu when its having the issue because I can mash whatever combination of key or keys one is supposed to mash to reach this fabled menu, to no avail.
I have tried to roll back my video drivers by completely removing them and installing earlier versions. This did not work. I can't disable fast startup for some reason so I cant check to see if that is causing this.
I have no idea how I can resolve this and it is extremely annoying to run a diagnostic test every time I need to use my computer as you can imagine.