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Disappeared desktop/metro

  1. #41


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    @Jeffrys
    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.
    That exactly what happened. Explorer is responsible to create the file for the Start Screen and we did exactly that by opening command prompt to restart explorer but it did not work.

    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.
    Windows 8 also has a built in Memory Diagnostic and it is worse than Memtest86+. Until we can find another tool for memory diagnostic, Memtest86+ is still one of the best, besides they recently updated to new version.

    @EasyQ
    Even though your PC is back to normal but I still suggest you to run memory diagnostic. Don't rely on what was good 2 months ago will be good today. As you probably know, processes or apps are loaded and run from RAM so if your RAM has some bad spots and are not used then everything is cool but if those spots get used then corruption might occur again.
    Also, even you have a new hard disk, it does not mean it is all good. Just my 2 cents.
    Cheers.

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    I ran men test last night to be sure but no errors
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  3. #43


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    One last question guys, where the heck are all my local roaming files in e windows 8 located, unable to find them on the regular spot
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  4. #44


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    Omg,.just wanted to start a movie and again the bloody windows crashes on me restarts and the who'll mess begon again, wtf is wrong here?????????????? Just got everything setup again, why why why.
    Again kernel errors and countless restarts
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    I start searching for my windows 7 copy, can't take this any more
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  6. #46


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    Ok now it booted correctly but after starting any program it crashes, reboots, repairs and the circle stats again. Does anybody know a good checking program out verifier or anything like that to check this?
    OK i downloaded sdk and wdk hoping to solve this issue.
    After 10 reboots (could be more, lost count) and installing even more updates i managed to finally boor from the CD and ran chkdsk /f /r which repaired a lot of things. After that and 2 reboots it now seems to be working, but i'm carefull saying that because i said it before and it seems like saying that makes it crash.
    Anyway, i will see how it will go from here and keep you guys updated on this ongoing drama called windows 8
    Last edited by easyq; 24 Jan 2013 at 18:52.
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  7. #47


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    run sfc /scannow to make sure everything is clean then make an image backup right away.
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  8. #48


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    Update, still running.......
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  9. #49


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    Easy,

    did you remove a memory stick?

    Jeff
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  10. #50


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Easy,

    did you remove a memory stick?

    Jeff
    Jeffreys,
    His problem might be geared toward his HDD. All of his problem started when he shrink the HDD and everything went Kaput which shouldn't happen in the first place. Last thing he did was running chkdsk /r /f.
    /f fixed any errors on HDD
    /r marked all the bad spots in the master file table so windows will avoid using them.
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