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Very unique issue in windows 8.

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    windows 8.1

    Very unique issue in windows 8.


    Iím having this problem that Iíve never even heard of before but here is a rundown of what it is.

    If I have any application up after about a minute or so all of the buttons on my desktop bar become unresponsive to mouse clicks as well as the minimize and exit buttons in the top right corner of whatever I am running. Even the menus opened up by windows button/C are unresponsive. The only way I can change what Iím viewing is through alt/tab but even when I do that the only program that is responsive to mouse clicks/keyboard is whatever was currently up when it went into this mode. Another effect I noticed with this specific to web browsers is that if it starts while I am using a web browser it acts as if I am spamming the previous page button and it will just keep going back through all the pages I have been to.

    The only way I can unlock my computer from this mode is by hitting ctrl/alt/del and opening up the task manager. For some reason that will unlock the computer for a minute or so and then it will come back. This effect just randomly started happening a few days ago and I was currently running windows 8 but I decided to go ahead and get the windows 8.1 update to see if it would fix it and even after the update the same problem continued.

    I have tried all kinds of google searches and talked to a Microsoft support tech about the problem but so far I havenít even heard of anyone having the same problem much less getting a solution. I have also already done multiple scans on my computer to chck for malware/viruses and nothing came up. Any help will be much appreciated.

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  2. #2


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


    Did you make a restore point to before this issue arose ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I have tried all kinds of google searches
    not sure what you tried,so ,did you try this

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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  4. #4


    Posts : 10
    windows 8.1


    sfc /scannow command says that there are no integrity violations.

    To the first reply, I did not set up a system restore point prior to the issue happening.
    Last edited by dsingh14; 24 Jun 2014 at 13:22.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 10
    windows 8.1


    I also just tried the dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth command restarted my computer and did it again and the issue is still happening.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    it sure is a weird problem ,are you using windows defender or a 3rd party antivirus program as your full time virus tool .
    so what you are explaining is with a win8 metro app ,do it also act like this if you run say a browser from the desktop
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  7. #7


    Posts : 10
    windows 8.1


    I am using Avast! as my virus tool. The problem occurs no matter what program I am running whether that be a browser a video game etc.
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  8. #8


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Have you checked that your mouse and/or keyboard buttons aren't sticking?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 10
    windows 8.1


    It can't be that the mouse and keyboard are sticking because they continue to work for the program that is currently pulled up when this happens but on nothing else.
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  10. #10


    Does this odd behavior persist even when booting in safe mode?
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