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Some Windows 8.1 Issues

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    Some Windows 8.1 Issues


    So I've had Windows 8.1 for about 4 months now and never had an issues since but for some reason the past few days the following things have been happening- some of the pictures on my programs wont load for about 10 seconds, switching between tabs on the task manager is slow, some games freeze on steam, steam hangs on installing the Direct X tab so I tried using the Direct X installer on Microsoft's website and when I opened the .exe it stopped responding

    Important specs I guess are 120GB SSD, FX 8320 and a 7870

    Also I do scans with MalwareBytes,Avira and the built in tools from Microsoft and they found nothing along with doing the sfc /scannow and that did find corrupt files but said it was unable to fix them

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Hey mate, welcome.

    That ultra grey font is kinda hard to read lol.

    Redo an SFC scan, but follow the suggestions the tutorial makes: SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    UNINSTALL everything that you do not want on your computer... sometimes problems arise from bad programs.

    Next, make sure you have done the FULL scan with malwarebytes, and full scan with Avira if available.

    Now see if there are some things you might want to optimize, following this tutorial: Optimize Performance of Windows 8

    Make sure you fully updated windows, and all drivers on your computer. Don't know how? Let me know!

    Lastly, update your system specs. Bottom of your post, click My System Specs, and select update. If you do not know the information, use this tutorial: System Information - View About your Windows 8 PC
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    I got the issue fixed by doing DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in the command prompt then I did the sfc /scannow and everything is working fine again
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Awesome! Congrats
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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