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6 Problems with windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 x64

    6 Problems with windows 8.1


    Hello,

    first sorry for my bad English. I have problems with windows 8.1 and it really annoying me.

    1) I can't change lock screen picture. It freezing for 2-3 seconds when I'm trying to change it and nothing happened.
    Video : Lock screen picture problem - YouTube


    2) I can't browser files from metro apps. It crash and restart.
    Video : Can't browser files from metro apps - YouTube


    3) Picture password doesn't work with me. The windows freeze.
    Video : Picture password doesn't work - YouTube


    4) Facebook app disappeared and if I try to install it. It disappear again.
    video : Facebook app problem - YouTube


    5) Task manager sometimes freezes for 6-7 seconds when I close it.


    6) Randomly when I am using the PC, it will blue screen with usually the following error : Driver_IRQL_Not_Less_or_Equal
    By using SF Diagnostic Tool : https://www.sendspace.com/file/r7v39i

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  2. #2


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    1) www.askvg.com/fix-cant-change-lock-screen-background-and-user-account-picture-in-windows-8

    1-4) Apps troubleshooter

    5) Check if: View - Update speed - is set to Normal.

    6
    ) cFosSpeed's driver is causing conflict. What kind of security software do you use? Your system is also trying to stop Windows Defender, if you have another AV, turn it off manually. It might be the cause.

    Turn Windows Defender on or off - Windows Help
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Thanks for replying me

    1) www.askvg.com/fix-cant-change-lock-screen-background-and-user-account-picture-in-windows-8
    I've tried all above methods but unfortunately couldn't resolve the issue


    Click image for larger version
    Apps troubleshooter didn't solve the issue


    5) Check if: View - Update speed - is set to Normal.
    Update speed is set to normal by default

    6) cFosSpeed's driver is causing conflict. What kind of security software do you use? Your system is also trying to stop Windows Defender, if you have another AV, turn it off manually. It might be the cause.
    I use Avira internet security. windows defender is turned off and I get this window when I'm trying to run it.
    Click image for larger version
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  4. #4


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Store Cache - Clear in Windows 8

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

    Try to add C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\cfosspeed6.sys to Avira's exception (AV, firewall and etc)

    How to add an exception for a blocked application

    Otherwise, you will either have to get rid of Avira or cFosSpeed.

    By the way, the newest driver for your graphic card:
    NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce 337.88 Driver WHQL
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I've tried everything above except system restore and refresh windows and couldn't resolve anything


    Try to add C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\cfosspeed6.sys to Avira's exception (AV, firewall and etc)

    How to add an exception for a blocked application

    Otherwise, you will either have to get rid of Avira or cFosSpeed.

    By the way, the newest driver for your graphic card:
    NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce 337.88 Driver WHQL
    Thank you very much! problem No. 5 and 6 has been solved. Still No. 1,2,3,4 not solved.
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  6. #6


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Probably a driver's issue as well, since you have an onboard VGA and 8.1 is different from 8.0.
    Try to update all your drivers, especially INF driver, Intel Management Engine and VGA driver (Intel).

    ASRock > Z77 Extreme4

    Intel® HD Graphics Driver
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Probably a driver's issue as well, since you have an onboard VGA and 8.1 is different from 8.0.
    Try to update all your drivers, especially INF driver, Intel Management Engine and VGA driver (Intel).

    ASRock > Z77 Extreme4

    Intel® HD Graphics Driver
    unfortunately couldn't resolve the issue
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  8. #8


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


    I suggest Refresh or Restore.

    Then when things are working good again, make a backup image with Macrium Reflect.

    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I suggest Refresh or Restore.

    Then when things are working good again, make a backup image with Macrium Reflect.

    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
    Well, that's sad. Maybe I will refresh my windows
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Thank you everyone for helping me
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