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Windows 8.1 Blank Lock Screen

jinkyj

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Hi guys,

I am new to this forum and would like to enlist your help with regards to a problem I've been having.
A month ago I upgraded to Windows 8.1 (my computer started the upgrade automatically) and since then I have been having problems with my lock screen.
When the computer powers on, the lock screen is just totally grey (windows theme color) but with the icons (Ease of Access, Internet Connection, Power Options) still visible below. When I press a key or click on the screen, I am able to type my password and log in as per normal.
I was wondering if anyone here has a fix for this issue? I know it is not very major but I would appreciate if you guys could help me resolve it.

Thank you!

- Chris.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

DeaconFrost

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What happens if you try to assign a different wallpaper/background to the lock screen?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z77-UD3H
    Memory
    16 GB Patriot Viper 3 DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 470 GTX
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M4 256 GB, WD WD20EFRX 2 TB
    PSU
    OCZ 700W
    Case
    Corsair 300R
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

Atomic77

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Yeah try going into pc settings and select a picture for your lock screen.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy 700-414
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4570 3.20ghz
    Memory
    12 gigabyte
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD 4600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 22bw
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x1080
    Hard Drives
    2TB
    PSU
    460w
    Keyboard
    Hp Wireless cichlet style
    Mouse
    Logitech m 100
    Internet Speed
    Charter Cable Wireless
    Browser
    INTERNET EXPLORER 11
    Antivirus
    NORTON 360

broe23

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Another vote with Wallpaper.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

jinkyj

New Member
What happens if you try to assign a different wallpaper/background to the lock screen?
Thanks for your reply, that was the first thing I tried when I encountered the problem and it doesn't solve it.
I'd like to add that this happens occasionally, and sometimes my lockscreen wallpaper would be normal while other times it would be grey (as mentioned)
I've poked around the forums and read that it may be a switchable graphics issue? My computer does have switchable graphics and it has given me some problems in the past but not until I've upgraded to Windows 8.1 has this problem surfaced.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

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