Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Windows 8.1 Problem. What should I do?

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Problem. What should I do?


    Hi,

    I noticed the Windows 8.1 free update offer in the Windows Store yesterday, and I decided to install it. It was a BIG MISTAKE! Windows 8.1 is not yet ready for production. My laptop now can't connect to the internet, both via ethernet and wifi. In the device manager, there is a Code 12 (not enough resources) for both my wifi (Intel Wireless Wifi Link 4965AGN) and my ethernet drivers (Broadcom). In addition, there is a frequent Console/Terminal window that keeps popping up every now and then. I can't read what it is doing because it goes on and off very quickly. In the system event log, there is a problem with certain component not being able to register itself to the DCOM server. It's freaking annoying.

    Help! What can I do to fix this? Is there a downgrade option to the old Windows 8? I don't want to reinstall everything, because I have loads of files and stuffs in there.

    Thanks.

    Henry

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Try resetting your BIOS, pull the battery let it set for a minute then install battery and boot up.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Removing the main battery will not reset the BIOS on a laptop. There is another button cell connected to the motherboard that preserves the CMOS settings. That battery may be very hard to find and disconnect. You can reset the BIOS to defaults from the BIOS menu itself though. I had a very similar issue when I upgraded to the Preview though the store. Try updating or reinstalling the drivers for your WIFI and LAN adapter. You may have to download them on another PC and use sneaker net to transfer them via a thumb drive. I had other issues on top of that problem and ended up reinstalling 8.0. After doing a clean install of 8.1 RTM I didn't have any problems. I don't know if my issues were because it was the Preview release or from doing the upgrade.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the reply, but nothing works so far. The pulling out battery and resetting BIOS to default values did not work. I tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them back, but it does not work. I think the drivers themselves are probably incompatible with Windows 8.1. I'm looking at a possible downgrade to Windows 8. Hopefully, there is a less painful way of doing it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Doing a Windows Reset should restore Windows 8. Reset Windows 8 Backup your files to external media first as this will likely erase them. Doing a factory reset with the utility built in by the manufacturer should do the same thing.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks again for the help. I managed to fix the console/terminal window popping on and off issue. Apparently, it was due to one of the Blackberry Link services. I disabled it and the console window problem went away. It is much more bearable now.

    The network problem still persists. I tried refreshing but there is a another problem. It asks for my installation media CD. I purchased my Windows 8 online, and burnt it into into a DVD. I inserted that Windows 8 DVD, but it said that it was not the correct CD. I think it may be asking for the 8.1 installation media, and not the Windows 8 media. There is no way I would have the Windows 8.1 installation CD because I upgraded it online via the Windows Store.

    Then, after spending a day or two with 8.1, there seems to be another issue. Let's say when I search for "Administrative Tools" or "View local services", and it shows the search result. However, when I tries to click on one of the result, it doesn't open up. Apparently this happens only with tools that require admin privileges. Normal applications open up just fine.

    Also after a shutdown, when I turn on the PC, it went into the blue screen of death with message related to "Attempted switch from DPC" or something like that. I don't understand what seems to be the problem here.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Try booting from the Windows 8 DVD and doing the reset. If that doesn't work I'd say your looking at doing a clean install. Doing a reset it pretty well the same thing anyway.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by hankas View Post
    The network problem still persists. I tried refreshing but there is a another problem. It asks for my installation media CD. I purchased my Windows 8 online, and burnt it into into a DVD. I inserted that Windows 8 DVD, but it said that it was not the correct CD. I think it may be asking for the 8.1 installation media, and not the Windows 8 media. There is no way I would have the Windows 8.1 installation CD because I upgraded it online via the Windows Store.

    Download Windows 8.1 ISO Using your Windows 8.0 Key

    Download Windows 8.1 ISO Using your Windows 8.0 Key | McAkins Online
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Good info! Thanks!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    You are welcome.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Windows 8.1 Problem. What should I do?
Related Threads
Here is my problem When i write my DVD-R with Nero/Imgburn/Burnaware it says burnt successful but it fails to verify and even dvd is blank when i reinsert in laptop and my friends computer. I have tried to burnt at slower speeds but still same problem.:rolleyes: My dvd drive reads other DVDs...
When I try to check for a solution to a problem (Control Panel\System and Security\Action Center\Problem Reports) a warning appears telling me to connect to the Internet or to try later… 44832 The problem is that I am connected to the Internet while I receive this message and now I do not see...
I have 2 issues. I don't know if they are related somehow. 1. I installed PrivaZer and deleted it. It still shows up on the right click context menu. I tried to reinstall it and deleted it again. I still have that problem. I even restarted the computer. How can I get rid of the entry? 2....
So i'm trying to delete this file i have in my downloads folder, which is a normal .avi file. however, this file is really broken, it wont delete. I suspect this file makes my folder not showing thumbnails and acting slow and sometimes wont show anything at all, just a loading bar thing. i...
Hey, running Windows 8.1 64bit, Asrock Z87E-ITX mobo, Intel 4770K Problem 1: When i shot down my pc via windows Shot Down button pc doesn't go Off. I see Windows Off screen, screen goes black but pc still running. Solution? Problem 2: When my pc goes sleep or monitor goes sleep i can't...
I had no problems with Customer Preview, everything worked, but, I must say that this Release Preview is another story all together. My PC hardware configuration is unchanged since installing Windows 7 when it came on to the market. 1. Doing a clean install did not install a clean...
Dell Inspiron N4010 Network and sound Driver Problem on windows 7 after installing windows 8 dual boot. on Friday i install windows 8 on my laptop with wins 7 dual boot. everything was working fine but after yesterday night windows 7 not working good, here r some problem 1) At login Screen when...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook