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Windows 8.1 doesn't start after slow down


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#1 muthuskumar

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:27 PM

3 yrs old Lenovo Z580, running on Windows 8.1. I've a Ubuntu partition which I stopped using for the last 3 months. After switching to Windows I noticed that it was too slow once it wakes up from hibernate mode (idle timeout and close of lid). I played around with power setting options and set most of the settings to Never. Not sure if this is the cause but after that my computer was getting slower and slower. Click on something and it takes minutes to register and ages to open. After sometime boot up started getting slow. Finally, it now freezes to black screen after boot up screen. Thought it might open after sometime but after one full day nothing happened.
No idea what went wrong. BIOS screen shows everything is normal. One thing I noticed when I was still able to login was Disk Space used to shoot up to 100% and never come down.
Any help/pointers is much appreciated.

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 05:00 PM

Are you able to access the Startup Repair stuff?

If so, what happens when you try it?

Are you able to boot to the Ubuntu installation?


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Posted 12 June 2015 - 11:31 PM

No. Both my system recovery and Ubuntu boot end up in normal windows start up. System goes blank for a very long time and then normal start up begins. I'm able access my BIOS screen and everything looks normal there, as before.

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 04:30 AM

Have you created recovery media?

If not, try this link:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows8_1-windows_install/download-a-bootable-windows-81-disc/17207153-902f-4b94-bf95-85ab70ca7064

 

The point here is to try Startup Repair from the bootable disk and see if it'll fix the BCD store (I presume that this is the problem since nothing will boot).


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Posted 13 June 2015 - 05:10 AM

sure. I'll give it a try. One update since I started this thread. After what seemed ages, I was finally able see the login screen. But when I enter my credentials, nothing. Blank screen again.




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