So yesterday I just built my own desktop and installed windows 8.1 x64 bit on it. Everything up to that point went smoothly but whenever I need to reboot the computer after a windows update, driver installation (for graphics or motherboard), I get a black screen on start up. The only way I've been able to get out of the black screen has been by doing a fresh install of windows 8.1 (which is the only media disc i have). I was wondering perhaps maybe my motherboard isn't compatible with windows 8.1 because it needs a bios update? there are drivers for windows 8.1 on the gigabyte website, but I don't know how to solve the problem.
Motherboard: GA-H61M-USB3H (rev. 1.0)
CPU: Intel i5 3350 P
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti
RAM: Crucial Ballistics Sport 8GB
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Update the BIOS to the latest, then ensure you have the latest mobo drivers for Win8 or 8.1 available, 8.1 has had a number of issues. Also, bypass the graphics driver until the other Win updates are in