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Windows 8 has stopped running yet Laptop is still working

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    Asus ROG G750JW

    Windows 8 has stopped running yet Laptop is still working


    Hello, I was using my laptop as normal when a huge lag spike hit, and when it relented Windows 8 was not there. No bar at the bottom, the Windows button didn't bring up anything, Alt+Tab wasn't the same (It still worked but it wasn't the normal UI but a much more simplified one with no option to go to the desktop). Functionally it was bad and I closed everything and tried to restart to install updates for Windows. However CTRL+ALT+DEL was blank so I pulled the plug and then turned on. It said it installed updates but when it got back on and I logged in (Which still worked like normal) the screen was black. I used the Task Manager to navigate files to open up the game I was playing and then Google Chrome. Now there is no bar at the bottom, where before I pulled the plug there was a blue bar. Any idea what has happened?
    I have an Asus ROG G750JW

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  2. #2


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Does the charms bar work at all ? Was Windows 8 preinstalled when bought Laptop ? Any disc came with Laptop ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    Asus ROG G750JW


    pre installed on it
    Also what is 'charms bar'? Never heard of that before (I may know what it is but just not that term)
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    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by LSM View Post
    pre installed on it
    Also what is 'charms bar'? Never heard of that before (I may know what it is but just not that term)
    When you bring cursor or swipe right top of screen or bottom right of screen, should see this, i want to know if able to get to PC settings.

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  5. #5


    Posts : 19
    Asus ROG G750JW


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LSM View Post
    pre installed on it
    Also what is 'charms bar'? Never heard of that before (I may know what it is but just not that term)
    When you bring cursor or swipe right top of screen or bottom right of screen, should see this, i want to know if able to get to PC settings.

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    Ahh ok didn't know it was called that. No, it's gone. Nothing with windows works
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    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    How did this happen you feel, install anything recently ? Try when boot up to press shift+F8 see if brings you to recovery, sometimes with ASUS might be just F9 or F8 Windows 8 these ways changed.
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    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Think found it in your manual, shows here how to get to advanced options recovery, chance may need to refresh or reset PC, trying to get to the command prompt in recovery first.

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  8. #8


    Posts : 19
    Asus ROG G750JW


    Literally was just playing games and watching YouTube when all of the sudden the systems slows down, bottom bar goes away, and when i restarted and 'updated' windows wasn't even working just a black screen
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSM View Post
    Literally was just playing games and watching YouTube when all of the sudden the systems slows down, bottom bar goes away, and when i restarted and 'updated' windows wasn't even working just a black screen
    Alright, we will get there, see post #7
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    Asus ROG G750JW


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LSM View Post
    Literally was just playing games and watching YouTube when all of the sudden the systems slows down, bottom bar goes away, and when i restarted and 'updated' windows wasn't even working just a black screen
    Alright, we will get there, see post #7
    Thanks man, just give me a bit before I do that. Since it's still working even without windows I'm taking care of something online atm, just so you know
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