I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with i7-2760QM, intel 520 SSD and Nvidia Quadro 1000m.
When i boot the PC with discrete graphics SET in BIOS, the computer totally freezes and the only thing left to do is reboot. This only happens with NVidia drivers for Windows 8 x64 installed (I've tried about 4 different drivers on Nvidia's site).
When i boot the PC with integrated graphics set in BIOS, there is a momentary "hickup" after about 10 seconds (instead of freezing) and then everything is working fine.
When i boot the PC with integrated graphics OFF and no Nvidia drivers installed, the same thing happens as described above with integrated graphics.
I've tried doing
bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes
2) Disabling VT-x in BIOS (Seriously would prefer not to disable it, since i use VM-s almost every day)
but no dice.
The only thing that worked was to enable the Hyper-v feature. I was then able to boot properly with discrete graphics and Nvidia drivers installed, but since i use VMWare for VM development this was no solution (VMWare complained about not being able to launch because of Hyper-v being installed).
I followed the instructions in this tutorial, to be able to run VMWare. Then the computer just booted into a black screen past Windows logo.
How to boot Windows 8 x64 without freezing with Quadro 1000M enabled, Nvidia Drivers installed and Hyper-v feature preferably disabled ?