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Metro glitch?

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro

    Metro glitch?


    So I powered on the computer today and was met with this:

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    The desktop is fine but the Charm Bar and Metro UI is totally bonkers. Any other reports of a similar issue?

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  2. #2


    Try refreshing windows 8 ...

    astrolobos
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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by astrolobos View Post
    Try refreshing windows 8 ...

    astrolobos
    I'm sure a restart would solve the issue -- I was just wondering if there are other reports of a similar problem.
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  4. #4


    I haven't encountered that yet....
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This kind of looks like the High Contrast theme has been switched on from PC Settings....
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  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I've had similar things happen. One day when I pressed the Windows key I got just a blank totally blue page/screen. Charms bar doesn't work but If I mouse down to the lower left corner and activate the metro screen there it opens fine. Then it works fine after that, for a while anyway. At random intervals it would do it again. I suspect its a video driver problem. It went away after a reinstall. It just recently its started doing something similar again. I'm just about ready to ditch my dual boot and go back to a Windows 7 only install. Desktop IE is acting up with blank pages and Outlook 2012 is also acting up with lags in displaying emails when you open them. In my case I'm pretty sure its the NVidia graphics driver that's the culprit.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I've had similar things happen. One day when I pressed the Windows key I got just a blank totally blue page/screen. Charms bar doesn't work but If I mouse down to the lower left corner and activate the metro screen there it opens fine. Then it works fine after that, for a while anyway. At random intervals it would do it again. I suspect its a video driver problem. It went away after a reinstall. It just recently its started doing something similar again. I'm just about ready to ditch my dual boot and go back to a Windows 7 only install. Desktop IE is acting up with blank pages and Outlook 2012 is also acting up with lags in displaying emails when you open them. In my case I'm pretty sure its the NVidia graphics driver that's the culprit.
    I do think it's a display driver issue; no amount of restarts fix the issue. It's actually pretty annoying since I have to mouse-over buttons in order to see what they say and the text is blurry. I hope a fix is implemented soon.
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  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Everything is readable for me, when its there. I was playing BackGamon the other day and the play buton was MIA. I clicked where it should be and the game launched. I've got an older GT220 so that may be part of the problem. It works fine in Windows 7 though so its not physically defective, it just doesn't like the current Windows 8 Drivers..
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