I recently formatted my SSD and installed a fresh copy of Windows 8 64bit. However, when restarting or turning the pc off and on, windows will hang at the splash screen such that the rotating icon will get stuck. Once I reset the PC, it says it will start auto repair but the rotating icon also freezes. If I try to boot from the install CD, the CD loading will also hang indefinitely.
The solution so far has been to unplug the power for a few minutes and then turn the PC on. I suspect it might be something to do with the motherboard BIOS or the SSD. My specs are:
Motherboard: ASRock G41M-VS3 R2.0, SSD: Sandisk SSD Extreme 120gb