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Windows 8 RP {Desktop not working properly}

  1. #1


    Sheffield, UK
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Release Preview

    Windows 8 RP {Desktop not working properly}


    Hi friends
    I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview (on Windowsc7) about few months ago. Then I upgraded it to Release Preview. It worked fine forme since a couple of days ago.

    I was using my laptop, I closed it without shutting it down. The light colour indicated its gone 2 sleep, I then opened the laptop expecting it will show sign in screen, it didn't & I hard switched off by long pressing the on/off button on laptop. When I needed it later on I switched it on & it

    1- it started normal, went to that screened which shows WINDOWS 8 circular moving dots under it.

    2- After it I didn't see the sign in screen 4 a while & it showed simple black screen. I touched random buttons to bring sign in screen but nothing happened. I switched it off by hard pressing the button restarted few times but to no avail.

    3- Then I tried pressing F8 to go in Safe Mode but it didn't work. It took me in a screen with recovery options & I selected AUTO REPAIR. it said AUTO REPAIR couldn't fix the problem. I restarted again few times again but it only showed me that blank screen where I could see mouse cursor, I tried to click the place (by guess lol) where normally password box is & I typed the password & hit enter & luckily it flicked & took me into Destop Screen but with only bottom bar showing & all the screen above it was plain black (I cud see 3icons on this bottom bar only).

    4- When I click any of 3icons it shows nothing on screen but tiny icon appears on bottom bar. I moved cursor to left bottom corner & I could go into Metro Start screen. Every metro app works fine but nothing else works which worked b4 (from Desktop Screen).

    5- I've clicked Desktop icon on Metro Start & Windows Explorer but it does open the app. So now only Metro apps works& nothing else.

    6- I've tried Refreshing PC & Even Resetting it but when I click any of them it only shows blue circle for a sec (circle which which u normally see when PC is busy doing something)& nothing happens.

    7- I apologise 4 such a long post but just wanted to tell my problem in detail.

    I humbly request for help as I've some important data on laptop & need it qik. I've tried everything as per my limited knowledge to sort it out, checked internet for help but couldn't find any help that could solve my problem. Plz help. Thanx in advance.

    Kaz

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Hi,

    If you have an external drive , or even a usb stick - you should be able to copy any data you need onto that.

    You will need to boot something up which can see your HD nad allow you to copy the data off.

    You could try a Linux o/s - they are free and can be downloaded, burned to cd and booted up on your sick machine.

    I have uploaded something to skydrive you can use - it is a .7zip file.

    Inside that is an .iso .

    Burn it to cd and you can use that.

    The file to download is called NEW.7z

    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=B0A22...89320E3247!320
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  3. #3


    Sheffield, UK
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Release Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Hi,

    If you have an external drive , or even a usb stick - you should be able to copy any data you need onto that.

    You will need to boot something up which can see your HD nad allow you to copy the data off.

    You could try a Linux o/s - they are free and can be downloaded, burned to cd and booted up on your sick machine.

    I have uploaded something to skydrive you can use - it is a .7zip file.

    Inside that is an .iso .

    Burn it to cd and you can use that.

    The file to download is called NEW.7z

    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=B0A22...89320E3247!320
    Thank u very much SIW2.
    Is it Linux o/s u 've uploaded to SkyDrive? I've an external drive, so I can try that...
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  4. #4


    Sheffield, UK
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Release Preview


    Hi
    I've checked your shared SkyDrive folder but can not see NEW.7z folder. Can you help me plz as I've been struck with this broken laptop for months now. Can you guide me as a beginner plz how can I fix my laptop. Help will be appreciated.
    I installed WINDOWS RELEASE PREVIEW EVOLUTION COPY: BUILD 8400.

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Hi,

    If you have an external drive , or even a usb stick - you should be able to copy any data you need onto that.

    You will need to boot something up which can see your HD nad allow you to copy the data off.

    You could try a Linux o/s - they are free and can be downloaded, burned to cd and booted up on your sick machine.

    I have uploaded something to skydrive you can use - it is a .7zip file.

    Inside that is an .iso .

    Burn it to cd and you can use that.

    The file to download is called NEW.7z

    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=B0A22...89320E3247!320
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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