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Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎08-05-2011
Location: China
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Thinkpad X220 4286CTO hangs on splash screen - Windows 8 X64

The problem is that X220 hangs on splash screen during Windows 8 boot process.


Usually, the screen dims if the boot is successful.


I have installed an intel SSD 520 and had it updated to the latest driver/firmware. I have installed 16GB Memory.

I had both my SSD and memory tested and found NP.


BIOS is latest.


EVERYTHING is latest.


Windows 8 just hangs irregularly.


I also noticed the ratio of the splash screen isn't correct: the circling circle isn't round, it's ovan.


Installed Windows 8 with EFI/GPT.


Anyone got similar issue?


Retired Support Specialist
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Registered: ‎12-06-2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Re: Thinkpad X220 4286CTO hangs on splash screen - Windows 8 X64

Hi, Wconghorn


I did some research and found this thread from Microsoft that may be able to lend a hand. A user is experiencing a similar issue and there are a few possible fixes and ideas that may be able to help you out.


Hope it helps,


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