Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Tiles just flash on and off together, can't access anythin

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    windows 8

    Tiles just flash on and off together, can't access anythin

    HP laptop i5 Radeon graphics Windows 8. When it it starts up and you log in the tiles just keep flashing on and off together and you can't use any apps or do anything. There are no error messages. It will not boot into safe mode with f8. When you go to troubleshooting. It will not let you use system restore it says preparing system restore then the screen goes black with just the cursor, which still moves. It will not let you use refresh or repair, the same thing happens. The hard drive appears to be doing something and the machine gets hot but after 1hour the screen is still black and it appears just to be hanging. I cannot access command prompt either. Any ideas on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    It is trying to tell you that Metro sucks. Now honestly the problem would be with bad Graphics chipset display drivers. Go into the Desktop, then press the Window Key along with the X key. Look for the item titled "Control Panel" in that menu list. In Control Panel open up "Device Manager".

    In Device Manager, click on "Display Adapter", and then on the adapter, left click and choose "Uninstall". When you reboot, Windows should load the default display adapter.

    Most likely when Windows/Microsoft update ran, it pulled a wonky display driver from Microsoft's download repository.

    Now we just need to get you out of the Metro interface, by having you use either Classic Shell, or Start8 & Metro Mix. The last two you can get from Stardock Corporation
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Tiles just flash on and off together, can't access anythin
Related Threads
Hi I get the following error when attempting to access my drive, "You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder." Upon clicking Continue, another error pops up, "You have been denied permission to access this...
This pop-up is driving me crazy! It pops up on the video screen I want to watch in Fox News website -- I haven't noticed it popping up on other sites as yet. It will list the site asking for permission to store information on my computer. The link I have attached below gives instructions on how...
I have attached an image with the problem i have, I don't know what has happened but every icon there without an image won't open. I.E Weather App and other Microsoft apps that where previously installed? Has anyone else had this problem and knows how to fix the error?
So lately my computer gives me a BSOD when I try to run a video chat play games watch videos play browser games Over the course of the past week I cannot figure out any sort of set circumstances other than Video will normally set it off. It started, I thought maybe my ancient video card...
Work tiles and play tiles in General Support
I have a surface pro 2 and i use it at work so i ideally want my "work tiles" on the front screen and them at a certain time then say switch to my home/play tiles at say 6pm. Is this possible to have a set of tiles for a certain job rather then setting up two accounts?
I'm torn between letting Windows 8.1 automatically sync to my account and use the interfaces provided in Windows 8? Or just add URLs (as apps for the start menu) for mail, calendar and people. The latter is a much better interface (IMO) and the only thing I seem to lose is...
Windows 8 Start Screen Customizer worked well for this in W8. However, it doesn't work with 8.1. I've already emailed the developer, but without a response. Is there an alternative method to getting no tiles show on the start screen or if possible, just one tile and the rest unvisible until...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook