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Disappeared desktop/metro

  1. #31


    San Jose - California
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    Did you ever run memory diagnostic ?
    or chkdsk c: /f ?

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  2. #32


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    windows 8 pro


    Before the clean instal I did without any errors. Just opened the case, reseated my hdd, rewired them and reseated the ram modules. its repairing disk errors automatically and reboots,..........
    And again it had errors
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  3. #33


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    windows 8 pro


    Automatic repair........ Yeah right
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  4. #34


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    I am sorry but reseating your memory is not the same as diagnosing it. Since you've already done all we can think of and still having problem. The only suggestion I have left is:
    1. Use another HDD
    2. Run Memory Diagnostic, download: Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool , burn to CD from another PC or Laptop then boot it up. (Windows 8 has Memory Diagnostic tool but it not good at finding errors)
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  5. #35


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    windows 8 pro


    I know you are right but under windows 7I only had trouble once or twice in 3 years, now it seems like nothing but trouble. Memtest I did last time in November 2012 so I doubt if the ram is the issue here. But better to be safe than sorry so I will give it a go later on. Now it offered me to do a restore so its buddy doing that, hoping this will solve it.
    The hdd windows is installed is new.
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  6. #36


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    windows 8 pro


    Ok its running again, no idea what was wrong but its fixed. Turned on the auto save function and created a restore point, you never know. Once you go eight, prepare for hate
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  7. #37


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    Good to finally hear that !!!
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  8. #38


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    windows 8 pro


    Good to see, it started normally today. Set auto file backup to 10 minutes just in case. Let's hope it will stay this time...
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  9. #39


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    hi Easy,

    Had once the exact same issue, meaning no Metro, no desktop (everything black).

    But if you go into task manager you should be able to see explorer and you can activate this. If not your explorer is corrupted.

    If yes, maybe you can restore the damaged file.

    But Topgun, that is a hell of a solution. If only i new this some 2-3 months ago. Whow.

    Shawn, maybe this should get a place in "Tutorials"?

    Jeff



    Jeff
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  10. #40


    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Forgot here,

    Topgun, i am not so keen on MEMTEST. When i had hang-ups, computer went to the store and they did not find the problem. Running MEMTEST for 72 or so hours. After a week i got my pc back, same problem.

    All i did then was removing one of the two memory sticks and yes the one having problems was found.

    Jeff
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