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No 'Start Screen' weird happenings.

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    No 'Start Screen' weird happenings.


    I turned on my PC, the look screen opened, I inserted my password and then nothing but a blue screen. For no specific reason I tapped on the screen and one of my' Start screen' apps opened. I tapped in another location, another' Start Screen app opened. I touched the Windows icon but nothing but a blue screen. I swiped in from the right and the Charms Bar opened, I tapped on' Start' but nothing but a blue screen. Any suggestions please!

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Do you have a restore point to go back to before this started happening ?
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    I'm not sure David. I'll check.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Some suggestions:

    Make regular restore points, when the computer is running good.

    &

    Get:

    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

    & make regular system images of all local drives on usb, when the computer is running good.
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    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Mar 2014 at 10:06. Reason: added tutorial link for more info instead
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  6. #6

    Solved


    Thanks guys. I solved the problem by doing a "Restart'. Now whether the problem will re-occur, who knows! I'm not sure about doing that 'clean boot' though.
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    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Well, just a suggestion. Glad you were able to fix it!
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