I have recently upgraded two of my computers to windows 8.1. The first went fine, but the second hung on restart. That is to say,
1. I went to the Store
2. I downloaded 8.1
3. the computer restarted (shut down ok, but hung on restart, with manufactures screen-couldn't do anything)
4. After a long wait I manually shutdown and turned the computer on.
5. The installation went fine
6. Everything works fine
7. Restart doesn't work
So when I have to restart, for example when installing a program. I have to shut down and then turn it back on.
If I click restart, it shuts down and then hangs.
I have made no changes to the settings from windows 8. (I did disable the Hyper V services, as I don't use them and I had to download the english language pack as I live in spain
and windows automatically loaded the spanish keyboard and language for tabs- although I had been using english with windows 8)
I have seen no other problem
I have updated with windows update after installation.
I have a gigbyte motherboard with American megatrends bios SMbios 2.7
I am running legacy, although this shouldn't make a difference.
I have also changed the power options turning off fast startup- was the only mention of a fix on the internet. This doens't work.