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Really strange behavior after waking up from sleep mode

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64 Prof

    Really strange behavior after waking up from sleep mode


    Hello,

    I've got a really strange problem and maybe somebody here is able to help me with it. I use a Lenovo W530 with a clean install of Windows 8 Pro 64.

    Every time a put the laptop to sleep and then wake it up, the following problems occur:
    • All currently open windows are minimized.
    • When I click on the icon of a currently running program on the taskbar, the window opens, but immediately minimizes again after 0.1 - 1 second.
    • Doing alt-tab, the same problem occurs.
    • After a couple of minutes, suddenly everything works fine and windows stay open.


    Here is a video that shows the problem: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7752237/wind...ng_problem.MOV

    I tried to exit some processes before entering sleep mode (like autohotkey, rainmeter, keepass, ...), but this didn't prevent the problem.


    I'm really at a loss on how to even start diagnosing what might be the problem, and how to solve it. I'd appreciate very much any suggestions. :)

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Win8 Pro 64-bit


    I have the exact same problem. Can anyone else out there offer any suggestions?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Win8 Pro 64-bit


    Btw, as a working theory, are you using anything to skip metro to get to the desktop?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64 Prof


    After experimenting a lot, I finally found a solution. And your working theory is spot on!

    In my case, the culprit was an old version of Skip Metro Suite. After uninstalling this software, everything worked perfectly fine. And even better, the newest version 3.0 of Skip Metro Suite didn't cause any problems.

    Does this help you?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Win8 Pro 64-bit


    Strangely I just logged in to say I'd done precisely that, though I'd not gone to the trouble of putting a new version on (I have installed Start8 which is pretty damn good and it does that job for me). What are the odds?
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Really strange behavior after waking up from sleep mode
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