Please help! Computer won't shut down
Hey guys, I just build a new PC last night and installed Windows 8. When it was installing, there was no issues since it restarted okay on its okay. However, once I put in the driver disc for the motherboard and installed the drivers, the computer would stay on after I shut it down with the screen black and everything, and the OS wouldn't come back on after I restart it; it would stay black with the computer still running. Any ideas? The motherboard is a Gigabyte z77-ud5h so perhaps the disc wasn't up to date with a kill signal or something. The only way it shuts down is if I hold the power button, and the bios restarts the computer just fine.
First, if you aren't using BIOS version F14, go grab it and flash it now: http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/BIOS/mb_bios_ga-z77x-ud5h_f14.exe
If you aren't comfortable flashing a BIOS, get a friend to do it who is more familiar with the process.
Second, try restarting by typing the following command into the command line (without quotes):
"shutdown /r /t 0"