I am running the latest updated Windows 8.1 on a generic desktop machine.
Since the last update I have been getting the following message when I log-on:
As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond"
The service is showing as stopped and all options to start etc. are greyed out.
I know this has been raised with other windows versions but can not find any help for 8.1