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My Windows 8 is buggy!

  1. #1


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit

    My Windows 8 is buggy!


    I really hope avoiding a reinstall of Windows:

    Switch app glitches on messenger:
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    Cannot search settings:
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    Not all installed programs show up:
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    Also I cannot open the metro control panel. I am unable to open metro apps again.
    I was unable to open metro apps a few days ago. It toke a few days to fix its self

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  2. #2


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    When I type C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow
    It does nothing just hangs
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    I really hope avoiding a reinstall of Windows:
    I think you will need to do at least a refresh.

    Refresh Your PC in Win8—Attempts to solve system problems by replacing system files without affecting user data files. Such files still should be backed up off computer. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided on desktop. Your personalization settings will be maintained. System settings will be set to defaults. A Windows.old folder will be created at C:. You can delete it once you have everything you want from it--Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8.
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  4. #4


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    I am doing a complete reinstall When I have backed up all my files
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  5. #5


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Any tips on preventing this from happening again? My copy of windows 8 had only been installed for 1 1/2 months
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    When I type C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow
    It does nothing just hangs
    go to start screen ,type in run ,and just put this into the run command .
    sfc /scannow ,hit enter

    but i do think the refresh would be better
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    Any tips on preventing this from happening again? My copy of windows 8 had only been installed for 1 1/2 months
    Good luck on your reinstall. Should be fine at least to start with. It would be very hard to guess what when wrong.

    I recommend one thing for sure. Be generous with the space you allow for creating system-restore points and make frequent restore points. I especially recommend you make one both before and after installing new software--especially if it is suspect in any way. I also recommend that you not try potential harmful things if you are highly uncertain about what their outcomes will be.
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  8. #8


    Out of interest why have you got Microsoft bob installed?
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