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Sometimes you can't hit tiles and windows key won't work

  1. #31


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Rymax99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rymax99 View Post
    Completely formatting, and installing with my Windows 8 CD.
    OK, where did you get the Windows 8 DVD from? I ask because you normally don't get any install Media with a PC that has Windows 8 Pre installed. Depending on where you got your ISO it may not be a reliable image and might be the source of your issues.
    My Windows 8 disk (retail disk)
    OK, that should be good assuming its not smudged or scratched. I don't have any other suggestions at the moment. I had this problem consistently on my two older desktop PCs and never did find the cause. On the other side of the coin though my new laptop that came with Windows 8 hasn't had that problem once.

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  2. #32


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rymax99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

    OK, where did you get the Windows 8 DVD from? I ask because you normally don't get any install Media with a PC that has Windows 8 Pre installed. Depending on where you got your ISO it may not be a reliable image and might be the source of your issues.
    My Windows 8 disk (retail disk)
    OK, that should be good assuming its not smudged or scratched. I don't have any other suggestions at the moment. I had this problem consistently on my two older desktop PCs and never did find the cause. On the other side of the coin though my new laptop that came with Windows 8 hasn't had that problem once.
    I'm thinking it's an ATI thing. What were the graphics cards, if you don't mind mentioning.
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  3. #33


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Rymax99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rymax99 View Post
    My Windows 8 disk (retail disk)
    OK, that should be good assuming its not smudged or scratched. I don't have any other suggestions at the moment. I had this problem consistently on my two older desktop PCs and never did find the cause. On the other side of the coin though my new laptop that came with Windows 8 hasn't had that problem once.
    I'm thinking it's an ATI thing. What were the graphics cards, if you don't mind mentioning.
    NVidia chip-sets and video cards in the two desktops. AMD/ATI A-10 in my laptop. I always thought it was a video driver problem or video card problem.
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  4. #34


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rymax99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

    OK, that should be good assuming its not smudged or scratched. I don't have any other suggestions at the moment. I had this problem consistently on my two older desktop PCs and never did find the cause. On the other side of the coin though my new laptop that came with Windows 8 hasn't had that problem once.
    I'm thinking it's an ATI thing. What were the graphics cards, if you don't mind mentioning.
    NVidia chip-sets and video cards in the two desktops. AMD/ATI A-10 in my laptop. I always thought it was a video driver problem or video card problem.
    I'm using a ATI HD 4350. This is really a difficult problem to solve.
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  5. #35


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


    It annoyed the hell out of me and eventually I just gave up and went back to Windows 7 on my two desktop PCs. The only way I could fix it was to reinstall (clean install) 8 and then just wait for it to happen again. On those PCs it happened with every version, DP, CP and the RC. I kept hoping it would be fixed but it never did stop happening.
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  6. #36


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It annoyed the hell out of me and eventually I just gave up and went back to Windows 7 on my two desktop PCs. The only way I could fix it was to reinstall (clean install) 8 and then just wait for it to happen again. On those PCs it happened with every version, DP, CP and the RC. I kept hoping it would be fixed but it never did stop happening.
    Yep, it doesn't happen instantly, it seems after 3 or so days after my install. I did go back to Windows 7 for some while, and figured it might have a Windows update fix.
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