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Windows 8 icons replaced with weird symbols, Please Help!

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Windows 8 icons replaced with weird symbols, Please Help!


    Hi,

    I am new to windows 8, and have encountered a problem.
    It appears that the icons that normally appear when you right-click a tile in the metro interface have been replaced with weird symbols (see bottom left corner of attached picture). I have used the refresh option in the PC settings to try and fix the problem, and it did actually work (the icon images came back), except just now they were suddenly replaced with these symbols again.

    If you do know how to fix this problem, please help me (I would rather not refresh/ re-install windows again).


    I am not extremely 'tech-savvy', so please give directions that a ten year old could follow (please).

    Thanks.
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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hmmm....

    Try going to Start, type in cmd. Then right click on the result, at the bottom you'll see Run as administrator. Hit that. That'll open on the Desktop and from there type in sfc /scannow. Let that run its course, then restart and check if that's still going on.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 87
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Hi
    Coke Robot do the first command.
    There are many solutions.
    1 - Troubleshooting Windows 8., Which is available in Windows 8.
    Or download the file and then run.


    2 - update launch Windows 8
    3- Connect an additional monitor.
    If you have installed Windows 8 on a netbook is probably a problem of insufficient resolution to run Metro applications. You can connect a larger monitor with higher resolution to resolve the problem. To connect the monitor to open the Charms bar and click on Devices and put it on the Second Screen Only.



    4-Uninstall / Reinstall the program Metro

    You can do this in the Metro Start Screen, or right-click on your application and bottom of the box open, click on Uninstall.


    To re-install the program, go to the Start Screen and Windows Start or click on a tile Store. After opening Shop Charms bar and the search bar of Windows applications like Mail and Calendar etc. your search and then click Install to install them apply.


    five solutions - Unfortunately Refresh Windows
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    Last edited by asus; 16 Feb 2013 at 15:54.
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Hi guys,
    He double post this problem and the answer is in the other post:
    Windows 8 icons replaced with squares, Please Help!
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Windows 8 icons replaced with weird symbols, Please Help!
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