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    Desktop to Metro


    I have win8.1 and the majority of the time when I try to switch between desktop and win8 metro screens my computer will shut off and restart itself. This also happens when I am in metro and click a tile (app) it does the same thing. Can't help wondering why and if there is a fix.

    Any help would be welcome.

    Thank you,

    Dave S.

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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Go into Administrative Tools and events to see if anything is showing what is causing the crash.
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    Desktop to Metro


    Thanks for the tip but what should I look for in events? I'm pretty good with computers but am not familiar with the doings of this tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmslive View Post
    Thanks for the tip but what should I look for in events? I'm pretty good with computers but am not familiar with the doings of this tool.
    Perhaps first try the "Event Viewer" in Administrative Tools to see if there are any anomalies?
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    Desktop to Metro


    I appreciate the tip but what kind of anomalies do I look for? Not that skilled in this area.

    Thanks
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    Look for entries with Red or Yellow flags in all areas, but especially Application and System. Then click on each and look at the description. Search Google for information on that.

    Basically you need to reproduce the problem then look at Event Viewer for problems at the tiome of failure. Ignore the other stuff for now.

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    What you want to do is isolate the event before using the Event Viewer. The Viewer filters the events into Within The Last Hour, The Last Day, and The Last Week. So, try to wait an hour before triggering the event we want to investigate. Note the time and look for events that are logged with that time-stamp.
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    OT: Nothing personal but that has to be the ugliest, hardest to read layout I've ever seen

    You must have eyes like an Eagle!
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > Advanced Tab > Startup and Recovery > Settings > Under System failure uncheck "Automatically Restart" if checked.
    Now instead of rebooting you may actually see the BSOD with an error message and code you can research.
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    Also, check to see if there any dumps available.

    Look in C:\Windows\minidump. If there are, post here: BSOD Crashes and Debugging - Windows 8 Forums

    Start with the first post: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions and follow directions.
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