Oh do tell me I'm on the right part of the forum even if I'm not. Once in a bit, I do get this thrilling problem while restarting - it simply hangs there and does nothing. Finally I have to hit the Power button to shut down which cannot be the best thing in the world to do. Googling this in shows this to be a persistent & nasty thing - has anyone got a fix for it yet? I have put this into the command prompt - "bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes" ... as of today so am going to have to wait to see if this actually fixes it. But if anyone has got another fix or feels this is the way to go, please advise. Thanks!