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Problems since latest update

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Problems since latest update


    Hey guys..

    I have had no trouble with windows 8 until the most recent update. Now everytime i start up my laptop it will not let me use any icons on the desktop, start menu, bar at the bottom of screen (Cant for the life of me remember what it is called) and wont even let me use windows explorer (i.e. I went into control panel to reset things to before the update but it just says not responding). The first thing i realised was windows defender was taking up a lot of space in the disk and was preventing other things from being loaded successfully so i managed to disable it, downloaded AVG and found no viruses. I've ran out of ideas and it's really frustrating not being able to run many things.. Can anyone help or does anyone have any suggestions?

    Sidenote: This laptop came pre-installed with windows 8, just in case any were curious.

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  2. #2


    Antipolo City
    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 - Windows 8


    Have you tried performing system restore OUTSIDE of the normal OS environment?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 64 bit


    How do you do that?
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  4. #4


    Antipolo City
    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 - Windows 8


    You have to do your best to invoke the Advance Boot Options by pressing SHIFT+F8...
    or by forcing the PC 'to crash' three (3) consecutive times to force the Advance Boot Options to appear...
    or follow the following tutorial:
    Startup Options Menu - Boot to in Windows 8

    See also OPTION ONE for System Restore at boot:
    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Apr 2013 at 11:03. Reason: added tutoirial link for more info
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