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Scrambled Screen After Hibernation

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you have a lot of fragmentation, just recreating a deleted swapfile or hiberfile may not totally defragment them.
    I am not saying that this will cause scrambled screens, but it is worth eliminating.

    8GB RAM effectively means an 8GB Pagefile and an 8GB hiberfil.sys, minus a little, so, they are pretty big files, and when deleted, leave a big gap, or many gaps if they are much fragmented in the first place.

    In its wisdom, the design team for Windows 8 has placed this file, and the pagefile and the metro swapfile in the same partition as all the other files that make up the operating system, as well as third party programs and user data. User data can often consist of multigigabyte system image backups, DVD iso downloads for OS installs or Movies. Another source of large data files are the hidden journal files that the NTFS maintains. There is another set of 4x2GB binary files in windows\system32\networklist\icons\. Big files often become impossible to fragment fully and can become almost inextricably entwined.

    Why Windows does not have a dedicated swap partition is a mystery to me.

    On the surface, Windows 8 does an excellent job of keeping files defragmented in the background, but if rarely rebooted, as it seems to be designed to be, 30% fragmentation is common.

    The fragmented swapfiles etc need to be defragmented when not in use - just after booting,before the system loads at startup. A third party tool like Puran Utilities can be set to defragment at boot time, with options to defragment the registry too.

    Fragmented File system journal hidden files may be removed with from the elevated cmd fsutil usn deletejournal /D c:

    One benefit of a dual-boot setup, is that the other OS may be defragmented while it is shut down. The benefit is mutual to both systems.

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  2. #12


    It could be a hinge problem. Is there anything on the internet that would indicate that this problem is common with this model?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    If you have a lot of fragmentation, just recreating a deleted swapfile or hiberfile may not totally defragment them.
    I am not saying that this will cause scrambled screens, but it is worth eliminating.

    8GB RAM effectively means an 8GB Pagefile and an 8GB hiberfil.sys, minus a little, so, they are pretty big files, and when deleted, leave a big gap, or many gaps if they are much fragmented in the first place.
    ......
    The fragmented swapfiles etc need to be defragmented when not in use - just after booting,before the system loads at startup. A third party tool like Puran Utilities can be set to defragment at boot time, with options to defragment the registry too.
    I did wonder (in my very first post on this Forum!) whether you could use the Contig utility from Microsoft Sysinternals to do this.

    Defragmenting Pagefile using Sysinternals Contig

    The Contig utility defragments individual named files.

    You need to download it first, then go to Advanced Startup, go into a command line, and run Contig on the individual files Pagefile.sys etc.

    If nothing else, you can use contig with the "-a" switch to analyse how fragmented the files are.

    Do you think this would work?

    I've only tried it once, and I think the pagefile was already in one fragment so I'm not sure it really proved anything.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Can you take a pic of this happening with a hand held device or something? Let me see exactly what it looks like.
    I think this is a sensible suggestion. I would also consider contacting Toshiba and showing them the photo to see if they can give some support, as it may be a hardware fault?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Does not seem to be a big problem online. A few things come up under different operating systems, but not much for Windows 8.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Can you take a pic of this happening with a hand held device or something? Let me see exactly what it looks like.
    I think this is a sensible suggestion. I would also consider contacting Toshiba and showing them the photo to see if they can give some support, as it may be a hardware fault?
    Cannot upload a JPG. My post will not upload the pictures.
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  7. #17


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    Dear Friends,
    I am facing the problem of scren scrambled like this oftenly. I dn know about this problem... PPlease help me out to sort out this problem... There is no time for this this. It hapenns some times and getting increases.
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  8. #18


    Hello, MubasherIjaz. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    Could be any number of things. Please fill out your system specs in your profile or post them. This will help us to better help you.

    I would also suggest to post your question here for better exposure: General Support - Windows 8 Forums

    Press “+ Post New Thread” upper left on the page header and follow the instructions.

    Again, welcome.
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