OK, it seems my W8 system is possibly in a bit of trouble... I ran CHKDSK on my C: drive, and at the end saw this : ============= Errors detected in the Boot File. Windows has checked the file system and found problems. Please run chkdsk /scan to find the problems and queue them for repair. ============== Hmm, system boots just fine and I appear to have NO errors. I am on an SSD and it is quite possible that I did 'mess up' something in the boot record when I migrated a large partition that was bootable into the much smaller SSD. So I ran CHKDSK /SCAN... BIG MISTAKE... At the end it asked to cue it up to check the disk on boot. I allowed it. It ran and then started a troubleshooter, which ran PC Diagnostics and then a message that it could take up to 1 hour to fix. Almost instantly the system rebooted, AND ran chkdsk again. Off it went to the troubleshooter... and it just continued in this loop. OK, I did break the loop and got an screen with options... one was to go into W8 directly, and again, the loop started up again. Argh... broke into it and I had other options, REFRESH, RESTORE, or shutdown. OK, Shutdown.... nope, power on started the loop again... UGLY... so I did a REFRESH basically losing installed non-MS store programs. No problem, I've got an IMAGE. When it was restored, it was OK on CHKDSK... and the few Store apps (Live Tiles) that didn't run before did... good. I restored my image, and poof, CHKDSK shows the error again. However, this system has been booting for months with no problem and I assume the 'corruption' was present, and will now too with the 'problem'. I just can't run CHKDSK on it? CAN NOT find anything about this on the web? Thinking the MBR could be 'damaged'? There are programs to fix that and the boot record, but I'm not about to try this as it could break me? HELP and SUGGESTIONS appreciated... Windows 8 remember. Ran CHKNTFS and the FS is OK and the disk is NOT dirty.... I ran a program to check the MBR (MBRCheck.exe), it seems OK? =============== \\.\C: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0 at offset 0x00000000`00100000 (NTFS) \\.\D: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive2 at offset 0x00000000`04700000 (NTFS) \\.\K: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive2 at offset 0x0000002e`aae00000 (NTFS) \\.\L: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive1 at offset 0x00000000`00100000 (NTFS) \\.\X: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive2 at offset 0x00000003`c4700000 (NTFS) PhysicalDrive0 Model Number: CorsairCSSD-F115GB2-A, Rev: 2.4 PhysicalDrive2 Model Number: WDCWD7501AALS-75J7B0, Rev: 05.00K05 PhysicalDrive1 Model Number: ST31000528AS, Rev: CC34 Size Device Name MBR Status -------------------------------------------- 107 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 Windows 7 MBR code detected SHA1: 4379A3D43019B46FA357F7DD6A53B45A3CA8FB79 698 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive2 Windows 7 MBR code detected SHA1: 4379A3D43019B46FA357F7DD6A53B45A3CA8FB79 931 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive1 Windows 98 MBR code detected SHA1: 48F01D7E76A0F3C038D08611E3FDC0EE4EF9FD3E ============== C: is the SSD that has the problem.