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Metro apps black boxes

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 x64

    Metro apps black boxes


    Hello

    I recently came across a problem with some of the metro apps, black boxes would start appearing whenever an animation was needed in the app, or the areas would be blank.

    I looked this up, and some have suggested that it was a problem with AA settings on nvidia cards. However, I have an AMD radeon dedicated graphics card.

    I have tried reinstalling the apps, rebooting my laptop, updating windows, and updating AMD control centre to no avail. How do I fix this?

    Thanks in advance

    My system specs:
    Computer type
    Laptop

    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Sony Corporation

    OS
    Windows 8 x64

    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz

    Memory
    8GB

    Graphics Card(s)Edit Value
    Intel HD 4000/AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Calendar 1.jpg   Calendar 2.jpg   Games.jpg   Mail.jpg   Store.jpg  

    Weather.jpg   Preferences.jpg  

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    A refresh would be the easiest fix.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


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  4. #4


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 x64


    @David Bailey
    Is there an alternative to refresh, as I would lose over 500GB worth of programs.

    @JustATest
    I have "Adjust for best appearance" checked. So all checkboxes are checked.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by theblindsniper View Post
    @David Bailey
    Is there an alternative to refresh, as I would lose over 500GB worth of programs.

    @JustATest
    I have "Adjust for best appearance" checked. So all checkboxes are checked.
    In Advanced Startup there are a few options.

    Trouble shooting.
    Automatic Repair & some others.

    Those screen shots looked pretty messed up.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theblindsniper View Post
    @David Bailey
    Is there an alternative to refresh, as I would lose over 500GB worth of programs.

    @JustATest
    I have "Adjust for best appearance" checked. So all checkboxes are checked.
    In Advanced Startup there are a few options.

    Trouble shooting.
    Automatic Repair & some others.

    Those screen shots looked pretty messed up.
    I just did a startup repair/automatic repair, but nothing changed.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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