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Windows 8 Major Problem

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    Windows 8 Major Problem


    Okay, so here's what happened, i took my hdd off of my laptop (Toshiba Satellite P855 Win8 Preinstalled)
    and tried to install the sims 2 nightlife using my other laptop using an hffthat runs vista because there are major issues installing Expansion packs of the sims 2 i so i was able to install the game and run it, for 3 secs (just testing) then i took my hardd drive and put it back to my toshiba win 8 laptop, now itslike this:

    -No tiles in the start screen (tred to press"all apps' didnt worked, cant open "change pc settings")
    -The only way I can access the Desktop is y pressing "win key" + R which opens "run" that directs me to the desktop.
    -Background is removed, and i cant place anybock
    -when you drag your cursor into the bottom-left corner, the start window shows up but nothing hapenes when you right click on it. (when trying attempt to open commandt promot (admin)"
    -under the favorites section Desktop, Recent Places,Downloads, and Skydrive gives me the error (this fivle does not have a program associated with it for perform this action. Please install program or, if oneis already in stalled, crete and associatinon in the default prgorams
    *i already tried doing the solution that you need the right .ref code to merge balah blah, also did system restore, unfortunately a bad sysystem


    PLEASE HELP ME I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THIS

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


    It's hard to understand any of this, I take it your Screens are blank? Do you have access to any of your Desktop apps? and is the Desktop showing a different wallpaper than the one you had set?

    You may be loaded into a Temporary Profile, you wont have any apps on your Start Screen although you may still be able to run a few Desktop apps. This is a difficult thing to fix, I would copy all of your personal data off the drive, then re-install Windows 8 Fresh.

    Actually the act of removing your HDD and putting a different one in there, could cause this. You can't just take a hard drive from another system and shove it into a new laptop, it most likely won't boot to Windows. There may have been something in your BIOS that logged the HDD removal and now the system thinks it is another new drive, so it's not giving you full access to the OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    It's hard to understand any of this, I take it your Screens are blank? Do you have access to any of your Desktop apps? and is the Desktop showing a different wallpaper than the one you had set?

    You may be loaded into a Temporary Profile, you wont have any apps on your Start Screen although you may still be able to run a few Desktop apps. This is a difficult thing to fix, I would copy all of your personal data off the drive, then re-install Windows 8 Fresh.


    Actually the act of removing your HDD and putting a different one in there, could cause this. You can't just take a hard drive from another system and shove it into a new laptop, it most likely won't boot to Windows. There may have been something in your BIOS that logged the HDD removal and now the system thinks it is another new drive, so it's not giving you full access to the OS.
    yes i have access to my desktop apps, the background just shows a black background even if i try to set a new one. sorry about the post if its a bit difficult to understand, i was already a bit sleepy, my win8 hdd(this im using), i removed it and put it in a hdd enclosure and connected it to my windos vista as a usb, then after that i put back my win8 hdd, and thats what happened.
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    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Try an "sfc /scannow" in an elevated command prompt.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If you have a BLACK background with no Wallpaper, then you are not activated.

    Usually when someone uses a "crack activator" that installs some kind of KMS activator and the activation fails, they will get a huge black screen with a cursor and NO desktop OR start screen, but the mouse can be seen and you can get into Task Manager. I've fixed t6hree computers that had been "activated" like that, I made the owners buy a new key.

    But a regular activation that has failed, should show you the black wallpaper, ie NO wallpaper.

    If you can get a command prompt, type in SLMGR.VBS /DLV and see what it says, make sure your activated.
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    Posts : 1
    window 8 single language


    hi i am using widows 8 single language ,i am using glary utilities and swich to restore after the pc restart and log in normally after the pc screen in blank with pointer ,the screen is black ,nothing is here??????
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