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Disappeared desktop/metro

  1. #11


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    windows 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    This is very strange. It must be something wrong with Windows Explorer.
    Did you run sfc /scannow ? if not, open elevated command prompt and run: sfc /scannow.
    Also if you have any anti virus software running, temporarily disable it.
    Below is the Video I made on how to reset the Start Screen, explorer should create a default Start Screen in:
    C:\Users\(User)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows =====> (User) is your user name.
    Great work on the vid, unfortunately didnot work for me, but definately great work!!!!!

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  2. #12


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    Sometimes you need to run sfc /scannow quite a few times for it to fix all the errors.
    in addition, can you run: msconfig->Boot, check Safe boot then restart the PC
    Also, I noticed in the log file, the video is not loaded. Can we also try to re-install the driver ?
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  3. #13


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    windows 8 pro


    This is from a safe boot, that's why the video is not loaded
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by easyq View Post
    This is from a safe boot, that's why the video is not loaded
    OK, you did not mention anything about safe boot so I thought we could try that.
    But did sfc /scannow fix any corrupted system files ? as I said, sometimes you have to run it several times to fix the corrupted files.
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  5. #15


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    Ok I have to go to work now but I will try to run some more scans tonight, hopefully it helps.
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  6. #16


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    Ok i ran like 10 times scf /scannow and each time it tells me it fixed stuff. Gonna reboot now, chkdsk / /r will kick in and i switched off safe mode, fingers crossed.......
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  7. #17


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    Chkdsk is now repairing and stuck at 28% for half an hour.
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  8. #18


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    windows 8 pro


    Pc is fully rebooted but still no regular desktop. Only a black screen and a mouse cursor. Y trying to run some scans but now it tells me windows resource protection cannot start the repair service.
    It is getting do frustrating, I want to empty a gun on the PC by now..
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  9. #19


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    I noticed that the 2 files from the video and the post earlier about them were still not recreated. I browsed the windows.old folder and found they were there as well so I copied them from there. Let's hope that will solve this friggin issue. I'll keep you guys updated.
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  10. #20


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    windows 8 pro


    Ok I an now so fed up with this, I will put my outlook local files on a laptop, find my windows code and.just reinstall.
    Nothing to do with you guys but its taking me too long to fix this.
    At leats, that was my plan, but i cannot find my roaming profile files anywhere on the pc where they should be. Without these it is impossible to backup my e-mail files on another machine using outlook. And consequently retreiving my code so i can start to reinstall.
    I found a solution te retreive my code from the registry but it requires a downloaded file (belarc registry finder) and despite severla downloads, the downloaded file seem to disappear in the digital void somewhere in my PC case where a lot of things seem to disappear lately.

    at this point i am getting utterly mad, my eyes are red, my brain boils and the family hides because of my anger rages towards everybody and everything. I lost my hair in the last 2 hours............................in short, guys i need help here, this is getting to much for me.
    Last edited by easyq; 19 Jan 2013 at 16:41.
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