Thanks for the help Using the BCD linked in the previous post has helped alot! I am now able to boot into windows, go into safe mode, and turn off the intel card in the driver management. I used TextWrangler to edit my Specialize.xml, and it wrangled my file. My bad. I then replaced the specialize.xml with yours, and come across an error. I have not played with BCD's a whole lot, and could not, in my limited free time, get the stock one to work, so great thanks are given all around for the help. I have classes tomorow, so I won't be working on this anymore tonight ( I tell myself), but wil post an update about my progress. P.S. Is there a thread I missed dealing with these Windows 8 specific issue? Thanks.