Restarting SQL Server Service Error

Just installed a new SQL Server 2014 instance. When I try to restart the sql server instance in SSMS by right-clicking and choosing restart, I get the following error:
TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

Unable to restart service MSSQL$SQLSERVER on server SQLSERVER. (mscorlib)


The object invoked has disconnected from its clients. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80010108 (RPC_E_DISCONNECTED)) (mscorlib)



Any ideas?

Might be worth trying to STOP the Service instead - you might get a meaningful / helpful error message.

Might also be something in the Event Log that has a reason in Plain English !