Sometimes Windows 8 Doesn't Start Properly

Feb 11, 2013

My Windows 8 doesn't start up properly. I get a black screen when i start the os and i can only move the cursor. I've upgraded all the drivers and the bios. If i turn fast start up off everything works just fine. I wouldn't like to turn off the fast start up forever.

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-reset PC
-advanced options

I've chosen system recovery in advanced options. Everything would be fine, if it would keep same settings before the problem occurred. I spent a lot of time getting settings right. And that would be okay, if it happened once. But it happened second time in period of two weeks. I don't want that error happens again.

My computer specifications:
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-NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
-Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz
-120 GB SSD disc and 931 GB HDD.

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Your PC needs to be repaired

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File: windowssystem32configsystem

Error Code: 0xc0000001

So I went to this forum and found a thread where someone had a similar problem: [URL] .....

I cant make it to the "advanced repair options".

"Shift" + "F8" after System logo also doesnt work for me, trying to crash my system didnt make any success either.

Afterwards I ran the Diagnostics, where I got the following Error-Message:

**Hard Drive 0 - DST Short Test**

Test Results: Fail

Error Code 2000-0142

Validation 66405

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What I've done so far :-

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