Okay, I need some help because of Windows 8's stupid generic blue screens. Ever since I upgraded 8 to 8.1, I've been getting blue screens on boot. It does the stupid giant frowny face and says your computer had a problem then reboots. The next time it goes to automatic repair and gives me a screen saying my PC did not start correctly with restat or advanced buttons, and up until today I've pressed Restart there and it actually does restart to the desktop successfully. Because of this and because I rarely reboot my system, I have let it go for a while but I guess the power went out today and now it won't boot at all.
The frustrating part about it is how dumbed down and generic everything is. I have no idea WHAT the issue is because all I get is a giant frown face. I can blindly click around boot records and stuff, but last time I did I don't recall finding a fix and I didn't want to inadvertantly make it worse.
Has anyone else had this issue after upgrading to 8.1, or does anyone know how to find a more meaningful error message that can actually help diagnose the issue? I'm usually the one doing the fixing, but Windows 8 is just ridiculous.
Oh, I do get the spinner like it's trying to boot for a while before the error happens, so I tend to think it's not the actual boot record or anything like that but further into the boot up. Surely I can get it to tell me the actual issue somehow?