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  1. #11


    I stand corrected in that sfc /scannow is not new.

    Excuse me, but to me a system restore is not an obvious option at this time. Would not one lose programs that have been installed after a created restore point be lost? Besides that, we don't know if the OP turned that feature on since it's off as default in 8.

    I'm trying other methods first.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I stand corrected in that sfc /scannow is not new.

    Excuse me, but to me a system restore is not an obvious option at this time. Would not one lose programs that have been installed after a created restore point be lost? Besides that, we don't know if the OP turned that feature on since it's off as default in 8.

    I'm trying other methods first.
    Unistalling the latest (22 december) updates didn't work.
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  3. #13


    OK, Melampo. Uninstalling the updates may not always fix the problem that they may have created. Assuming it was an update that caused the problem. It may be a coincidence along with something else that may be the problem.

    Ugh! What to do?!! I just got back to me PC and haven't performed a search as of yet. What would you think on a System Refresh? Refresh Windows 8

    One loses 3rd party programs, updates and other things that are listed in the tutorial, but it may save time in the long run? Chev65 is correct in that then you can go through installing each update individually to see if one is the culprit. It may be another program causing the problem.

    You'll have to way out the time factor of performing Refresh and then reinstalling your other programs. If you go this route, I would suggest to just run the OS alone with updates until stable and then add other software.

    Edit: Did your screen resolution change after the updates by any chance?
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 22 Dec 2012 at 14:13.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 PRO 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    OK, Melampo. Uninstalling the updates may not always fix the problem that they may have created. Assuming it was an update that caused the problem. It may be a coincidence along with something else that may be the problem.
    Ugh! What to do?!! I just got back to me PC and haven't performed a search as of yet. What would you think on a System Refresh? Refresh Windows 8
    One loses 3rd party programs, updates and other things that are listed in the tutorial, but it may save time in the long run? Chev65 is correct in that then you can go through installing each update individually to see if one is the culprit. It may be another program causing the problem.
    You'll have to way out the time factor of performing Refresh and then reinstalling your other programs. If you go this route, I would suggest to just run the OS alone with updates until stable and then add other software.
    Edit: Did your screen resolution change after the updates by any chance?
    What is the difference between refreshing the OS and reinstalling it?
    I'm a little worried: if I refresh Windows 8 and then install all the updates one by one to see which one was the cause of my problem I will surely get into the same situation I'm now, since I would install the curripted update anyway.
    Am I wrong?
    I really don't want to format or refresh my computer multiple times in order to have it fully working, I don't have the time to do that.

    Btw, no, my screen resolution is the same as Always.

    EDIT: I found a guy with the same problem: Solved: Start Screen completely Blank - Tech Support Guy Forums
    It is the very same issue. His solution, as you know, didn't work for me.
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  5. #15


    Refresh would be better for you would not lose as much as the list states in the tutorial.

    No, you're not wrong. You'd be in the same situation, but you'd know not to install that update. Problems with these updates have me stumped for I'm not that savvy.

    If it be an update, it has to affect your particular machine I'm guessing, otherwise it would affect all. I've had no problems with updates whatsoever.

    We know it's on the Modern (Metro) side and not the Win32/64 side for you still have a desktop. Correct?

    Any yellow flags in Device Manager?
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  6. #16


    Another thing is that sfc /scannow fixed the problem of the one you posted. Just for grins, run that again?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 PRO 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Refresh would be better for you would not lose as much as the list states in the tutorial.

    No, you're not wrong. You'd be in the same situation, but you'd know not to install that update. Problems with these updates have me stumped for I'm not that savvy.

    If it be an update, it has to affect your particular machine I'm guessing, otherwise it would affect all. I've had no problems with updates whatsoever.

    We know it's on the Modern (Metro) side and not the Win32/64 side for you still have a desktop. Correct?

    Any yellow flags in Device Manager?
    I have 3 computers in my house: all of the are running Windows 8 and all of them are up to date. They work perfectly.
    This one is the only I'm having problems with, so I guess that the issue is surely related to this particular hardware configuration.

    I do have a desktop, a fully functional one. The problem is only Modern/Metro GUI related.

    No yellow flag in device manager: drivers are at their latest version (VGA, LAN, WIFI, Chipset, SATA...) and everything is fast and stable as always.

    I did like 10 sfc /scannow so far: after the first one, which showed some currepted files, the other 9 ones were all ok. No errors.
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  8. #18


    You are still able to get to get to "Change PC Settings" via the charms bar on the desktop. Check all the settings in there. Does the Charms bar pop out via the Start Screen?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 PRO 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    You are still able to get to get to "Change PC Settings" via the charms bar on the desktop. Check all the settings in there. Does the Charms bar pop out via the Start Screen?
    It does pop out even when I'm in the Start Screen, but when I click on Computer Settings nothing happens. It does not run, as all of the metro apps.
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  10. #20


    Well then, we can say that the Modern side of the OS is dead. Very strange for sure! I'm sure you know that it runs like a VM. I don't quite grasp all that yet, but that's what I read.

    I don't know what to tell you at this point other than a reinstall or a refresh, unless someone else comes along with some other solution. Chev65 may have been correct after all.

    What are your thoughts?
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