This morning when I started up my Windows 8.1 laptop, it immediately launched to an Update screen with the following message: 'Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of 1'. I've waited for two and half hours for anything to happen, but even after all that time, nothing had happened (usually, my computer updates quite quickly or at least goes to the screen where they show the progression of the installing updates in percentage). For lack of other options, I simply shut down my laptop and restarted it to see if I could at least get into it to restore it, but it immediately launched into the same blue screen with the update 1 of 1 message it had before. I waited for another hour but nothing had changed and I shut it down again, leaving it for some time before starting it up again, but the same thing happened: I don't get to see the usual ' Asus' logo OR the crucial log in screen necessary to do a system recovery, I read (I only get to see that screen before that showing the time and wifi connection, and clicking it will instantly make it go to the update screen again).
To put it simply: I can't do anything with it. The update has made my laptop die, and in the worst possible moment, because last night I saved a very important portfolio I need to send tomorrow!
Even worse: because 8.1 was a store update, I don't have any CD's/DVD's to boot it with.
Does anyone know how I can solve this update cycle of death? This is making me desperate!!