GZ Visiting Expert Joined Apr 8, 2012 Posts 1,302 Location New Jersey Mar 4, 2013 #1 I have been experiencing an odd issue. When my Windows 8 PC starts up, it will show the Windows panes without the loading animation and remain stuck there indefinitely. I have a strong feeling that this has to do with Windows 8 and it's kernel hibernation... The PC experiences no difficulty starting from cold boot (reset when stuck, or restart, or full shut-down). It will only hang from a normal startup... (Kernel in hibernation, load drivers and user profile only). This is rendering Windows 8 quick-boot useless for me. This issue began a few months ago and is one of the main reasons that I chose to perform a fresh (clean) installation. My previous installation was an upgrade over Windows 7. Things I have done to attempt to resolve the issue. Update the UEFI (BIOS). Check my boards power settings. Reinstall Windows I was just wondering if anyone else has been experiencing similar issues? There is one other, minor, issue that I have been having recently... My Netflix app has been failing to work... I don't have the exact error ATM... When watching Netflix in the desktop environment (IE and Chrome) Silverlight will crash after about 30-60 seconds of playback. Other than that, I have been having no issues whatsoever with my installation. I will let you all know if I find anything else out or figure out what is causing these issues.