I will try to describe the problem I had been having ever since I owned Windows 8.1 Pro.
Every single startup from a previous shutdown, the computer seemingly has a random chance to freeze within the first 60 seconds of boot-up. Sometimes it freezes on the login page, sometime it freezes as I just got onto the desktop. I always thought it was something to do with the Microsoft Login when you first start the computer, so I let it auto-login to see if that fixes the problem. No dice, the problem persists.
Every single time when the computer freezes, I have to do a power cycle and hope that the next boot doesn't have the same problem again. It comes down to about a fourth chance for it to freeze as it starts according to my recent statistics.
I don't remember if a specific windows update caused this, or something else. I do remember having trouble installing my graphics card driver on this OS (Sapphire R9 270X Toxic OC), because newer version of the catalyst controller would just outright freeze the computer when attempting to install, so I had to revert back to 14.12 in order to have it stop freezing at installation.
Other than that, I have no clue at all, hopefully someone here could shed some light on me.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 21 June 2015 - 06:50 PM.
Moved to BSOD forum. ~ OB