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Three simultaneous but different bugs

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Three simultaneous but different bugs


    Iíve recently upgraded to Windows 8 on my Dell Studio 1558, and in general, I love it. Itís faster, cleaner and Iím enjoying the new interface.

    But often when I reboot my computer, or Windows updates, something gets corrupted across the system which results in several constant and different problems. I donít understand how they are related, but they seem to occur simultaneously. I can solve each problem independently, but then they all go wrong again together, which is why I'm posting here.

    Three problems:

    1. My graphics cards settings get corrupted (if I try to adjust the brightness of the monitor, I get a blue screen error immediately. I can resolve the problem by disabling then reenabling the graphics card in the Device Manager.) Iím using the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series, version 8.982.10.8000.

    2. My libraries are disabled. (I donít understand why, but when this happens my Documents, Pictures etc libraries are disassociated from their folders and so I get constant error messages. I can recreate the Libraries and relink them to their folders, and they work fine again until the system resets itself again.

    3. My Blackberry no longer syncs or connects to the Internet. (I can resolve this by reinstalling the Blackberry Desktop Software, but it becomes disabled again once the system resets.)

    And there's a fourth thing: something goes wrong with the Print Spooler. I havenít quite understood the logic of this problem, it seems to work intermittently, so Iím not sure if itís related to the first three. Iím using an HP Laserjet M1005. The scanner works fine, but sometimes it refuses to print documents.

    Whatís going on here? Is it a problem with drivers? Then why do the libraries reset? Can you help here? Would really appreciate any wisdom you guys can shed.

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  2. #2


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Welcome to Eight Forums.

    Did you upgrade through Windows 7?
    Sometimes this type of upgrade installation gets corrupted.

    Run the System File Checker:
    How to Run the "SFC /SCANNOW" Command at Boot or in Windows 8
    Run it 3 times with re-boots after each run.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Hi Dave76, thanks for such a quick reply.

    I tried what you said, ran the SFC three times - after the first it said it had cleared some bugs up, but nothing the second and third times. But, sadly, the problem is still occurring. Do I need to do a total reinstall of Windows?
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    The best way to fix these problems is to do a Clean install.

    This tutorial should answer any questions, if you have any. You can also post any questions here.
    How to Do a Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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