So, I've been suing Windows8 since the launch, with not a single issue noticed. I did have some hardware issues, a bad VGA, but it was problematic in Windows7, too, and I have two of these cards, and one was working fine.
So, anyway, things are going good, I like the new OS and how it's different. Very much so, actually. Been gaming without issue, and all my old apps are working just fine.
So, yesterday, I'm working on a review. In the middle of writing, actually, with all my testing and everything else done and ready to rock. Every afternoon, I take a break from doing whatever I'm doing to go and help my youngest son, who is in Kindergarten, work on his spelling and reading. We sit for half an hour, do some "homework", and then back to review stuff I go. So, I shut down for this break, go do my thing with my son, and come back to finish writing this review.
Hit the power button, system boots up, I see the Win8 splash screen...and then nothing.
Blackness. NO HDD activity light. Just a black screen.
I reboot. Same thing. Reboot again, Win8 does a recovery, says it cannot recover, reboots.
Board boots, Win8 splashes up, blackness. Nothing but blackness.
Well, I regularly back up my OS to an extra SSD, I pop this in...boot...Win8 splash, ...
Of course, I'm here, typing now, so I got it fixed, albeit 6 hours later. Any guess as to what happened?