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windows 8 start screen does not load

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kbilal View Post
    Windows 8 start screen is not loading? I am using task manager to open my computer and everything else. any advise?
    One possibility is to do an automatic repair. Check this link out. If you end up needing to take more serious action, then here are some possibilities (knowing already that system restore did not solve the problem):

    Startup to installer DVD or other install medium;
    Choose language, etc.
    Hit next
    Choose “Repair your computer”
    Choose “Troubleshoot” to see these options:
    Refresh your PC
    Reset your PC


    Refresh your PC—Attempts to solve system problems by replacing system files without affecting user files (similar to what a repair install does WRT to system files at least under earlier Win versions). User files still should be backed up. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided. Settings will be changed back to defaults. To do a refresh, you will need to have install media.” ”Install media” include an install disc, an ISO, and a flash drive set up to install.

    Reset your PC—Removes everything and reinstalls Win8 . To do a reset, you will need to have install media” as mentioned above.
    The link shows how to use automatic repair using the windows 8 start screen! (windows 8 start screen doesnt show)
    i dont have installer dvd - :/

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  2. #12


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    OK. You can create an appropriate install medium using this Win8 forum tutorial. Hopefully, you have the needed ISO. From here, see my post #8 for the available options.

    Edit: I rewrote the above, eliminating unnecessary details. for clarity.
    Last edited by znod; 22 Dec 2012 at 17:02.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kbilal View Post
    Windows 8 start screen is not loading? I am using task manager to open my computer and everything else. any advise?
    One possibility is to do an automatic repair. Check this link out. If you end up needing to take more serious action, then here are some possibilities (knowing already that system restore did not solve the problem):

    Startup to installer DVD or other install medium;
    Choose language, etc.
    Hit next
    Choose “Repair your computer”
    Choose “Troubleshoot” to see these options:
    Refresh your PC
    Reset your PC


    Refresh your PC—Attempts to solve system problems by replacing system files without affecting user files (similar to what a repair install does WRT to system files at least under earlier Win versions). User files still should be backed up. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided. Settings will be changed back to defaults. To do a refresh, you will need to have install media.” ”Install media” include an install disc, an ISO, and a flash drive set up to install.

    Reset your PC—Removes everything and reinstalls Win8 . To do a reset, you will need to have install media” as mentioned above.
    i cant get to the settings using the link, it says use the start screen to go to settings, the whole point of this post is to get the start screen which doesnt load :/ and i dont have an installer dvd.. ? :/
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  4. #14


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    Please read my post #12. I don't think you saw it. It is a new one. Or maybe your post #13 is an accidental duplicate post.

    Clarification: I think I see what's going on. The original link I gave on automatic repair (now eliminated) generates confusion. The bottom line is that you will need an install DVD or install flash drive to do an automatic repair.

    Edit: Things got confusing so I attempted to clarify above.
    Last edited by znod; 22 Dec 2012 at 17:15.
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  5. #15


    i could just do a fresh installation of windows 8? much quicker and easier? makin an iso and everything seems alota work - i thought i could just load the start screen manually using task manager.. ?
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Please read my post #12. I don't think you saw it. It is a new one. Or maybe your post #13 is an accidental duplicated post.
    yeah my thread got to page 2
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  7. #17


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    RE your post #15. How are you going to install? And, you don't make the ISO. You burn one to a disc to create an install DVD of one type or another.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    RE your post #15. How are you going to install?
    i have the setup on my hard disk - not on a dvd, could do a fresh installation ?
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  9. #19


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    Is it a downloaded ISO? You can mount one and do a clean install.

    Edit: I shouldn't have said clean install here. Refresh and Reset are possible at this point--which are close to clean installs.
    Last edited by znod; 22 Dec 2012 at 17:21.
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  10. #20


    can it be not fixed without a fresh installation? is there no other way? is it not possible to manually load the start screen using task manager? or without a system repair? i just installed this copy of windows 8 pro last week, the start screen didnt load after it rebooted after i installed hotspot shield and connectify
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