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Blank Start Screen

  1. #1


    Seattle of course
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 8.1

    Blank Start Screen


    This did not qualify as a BSoD but I managed to lose all of my tiles from the Start Screen, and since my background was blue, well, it was like a time warp.

    Anyway, after installing Google Chrome and making it my default browser, I looked on the Start Screen and could not find a Chrome tile. The All Apps screen did have one and when I right clicked it, it indicated that it was on the Start Screen as it had the "Unpin from Start" icon. After trying various methods of getting it to show up, I did unpin it, which also removed it from the All Apps screen of course, then did a search for Chrome, started Chrome and then closed Chrome. When I then tried to go back to the Start Screen to see if there was a Chrome tile, I was greeted by a totally empty screen. I rebooted Win 8 and everything came back normal (I hope) but now with a Chrome tile.

    Anyone have insight on what might have occurred?

    Thanks
    SR

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Dunno, usually totally black screen means activation problems, check your activation, SLMGR.vbs /dlv
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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