Hi all, first post! I have posted on a few forums and they have not been able to help me with my issue. Maybe you guys are the ones that may nail it!
So here is my issue:
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3541. I recently bought a 240 GB M500 Crucial 2.5 inch SSD. I replaced my stock 500 GB HDD with it and re-installed windows 8.1 via USB. Everything seemed fine and dandy until I went to restart my laptop. So this is what happens when I select the "restart" option from windows:
The laptop will begin to restart and when the Dell symbol shows up it just stays there and doesn't load windows. If I remove the battery wait a bit and restart the laptop, it will go to the Dell symbol again, after a long delay it will finally load windows. It will do the same thing if I select the "shut down" option and turn it back on. (Long delay, than windows). If my laptop powers down from battery loss, I have to turn it on, wait for it to not load windows, than remove battery and it works. Sometimes, I have to remove my battery multiple times.
What I have done so far:
Updated all my drivers (including BIOS)
I downloaded the crucial SSD firmware upgrade software, and it said that all my SSD's are up-to-date.
My BIOS is set up to UEFI (Not legacy), I changed my sata type to ahci, and my boot priority is the the crucial SSD.
I have tried repairing windows with every option offered
Windows 8.1 was obtained from:
and booted from USB
Also, I enabled Fast Boot in the BIOS.
Although I am not familiar with it, here are 5 screenshots of the first 5 errors in my event log: