80% of the time, when I load my machine up, it freezes after login. Now, we're talking about a fresh install here with barely any additional software.
If I keep restarting my machine, via the onboard button, I can usually get it to start without freezing after 6-10 attempts. Sometimes, it even skips Grub.
What could cause this? I'm fairly new to Linux so wouldn't really know which direction to look with regards to diagnosing these issues.
Not sure if it's a coincidence, but I unplugged my wireless adapter one time and it loaded. The wireless adapter is part of the kernel's automatically installed drivers for the RTL8192CU chipset. I didn't have to install/configure anything with this out of the box.
I can confirm that the freeze appears not to be an issue with my wireless adapter. I just experienced the issue whilst the adapter was unplugged.