All hard drives checkout as ok, and Windows 7 runs flawlessly, boots flawlessly, and does everything else flawlessly UNTIL Windows 8 is introduced to the system. Even when I had Windows 8 in VirtualBox, it still played up a bit but only affected itself, not the host.

One in three reboots from Windows 8 back into 7 results in a CHKDSK run because Windows 7 will not start properly. I have isolated both operating systems as much as I can, and am at a loss as to what to do next. The obvious choice is NOT to boot into Windows 8.

Something is amiss, a mess, and I am beginning to believe that Windows 8 has bigger issues than the lack of a decent desktop start menu..