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Solved Windows 8 Glitching (Possible driver problem?)


CeejayMode

PC Gamer/Developer
Member
#1
Hey again everyone.

***EDIT: I HAVE FIXED THE DESKTOP SCREEN RESOLUTION ERROR, I HAD TO CHANGE TEXT AND ITEM SIZE BACK TO NORMAL***

​***EDIT #2: SETTINGS APP SEEMED TO HAVE FIXED ITSELF**

​***EDIT #3: THE PROBLEM FIXED ITSELF!***

After reinstalling Windows 8, it's been fine for more than a week. I installed a few programs, and the latest AMD drivers for my graphics card.

When I rebooted, I noticed instead of booting straight into Windows 8, it showed the Samsung Logo (which it normally never does) and asked which OS I wanted to boot into, giving me an option of Windows 8 (on volume 2) or Windows 8... I deleted the "Windows 8" entry when I did a reinstall so I could install it fresh, and it's been fine until I installed the drivers.

Then, I used my computer pretty much all night perfectly fine, played a few games... and when I tried to reboot just now, the whole computer is glitching to crap. Weirdly though, the screen capture below didn't show the glitching as bad as it is...

screen1.png

This is what my "Start Screen" looks like, and hovering over icons just makes it worse... plus everything that's Metro UI related is glitching like this, and I'm not sure whether or not it's a graphics card driver problem or what. Another weird thing I noticed, is that when I go to log in, there's no glitches, except when it says "Welcome", it flashes black for like a millisecond then continues to log in...

screen2.png

Above is now my desktop. The resolution is screwed up, even though it's apparently already on 1366x768 as it is meant to be. Also, yes, that EXTREMELY glitched up thing on the right and partially on the left near the bottom is my "Charm Bar". It's that badly messed up, the only way I could navigate was off pure recognition of the item locations.

I've never come across a problem as such before, and I think it may have something to do with the new graphics card drivers. Below are my system specs:

Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.121119-1606)
System Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
System Model: 355V4C/355V4X/355V5C/355V5X/356V4C/356V4X/356V5C/356V5X/3445VC/3
BIOS: BIOS_VENDOR Ver: P02AAN.014.120607
Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM

Graphics and GPU information:


Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7600M + 7600M Dual Graphics
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: AMD Radeon HD 7520G (0x9990)


Now, the following I would dare say has changed after I installed the drivers:

Driver Model: WDDM 1.2

If anyone knows how to revert back to old drivers or fix this problem, it would be greatly appreciated. I would also like for this thread to be moved to the appropriate forum if needed.

Thanks.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung Series 3 Notebook "NP350V5C-S01"
    CPU
    AMD A6-4400M APU
    Memory
    Samsung 2GB @1600 x2
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7600M + 7600M Dual Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS547550A9E384 HDD (500GB)
    Cooling
    DeepCool Gaming Cooler Pad
    Keyboard
    Rebuilt Razer Minstrator Laptop Keyboard with LED backlight keys; replacing the laptop's keyboard.
    Mouse
    Razer Taipan
    Internet Speed
    1.94MB/S
    Browser
    Torch Browser
    Antivirus
    iObit Antivirus

azasadny

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Guru
#2
I would either reload the older video drivers or see if you can revert the system to a state before you installed the new video drivers (driver roll back, or something like that). If I was at my win8 PC I could give you better instructions... Good luck!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built Intel i7-3770k-based system
    CPU
    Intel i7-3770k, Overclocked to 4.6GHz (46x100) with Corsair H110i GT cooler
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 OC Formula 2.30 BIOS
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 980ti SC ACS 6GB DDR5 by EVGA
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, Corsair SP2500 speakers and subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27EA33 [Monitor] (27.2"vis) HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (system drive)
    WD 6TB Red NAS hard drives x 2 in Storage Spaces (redundancy)
    PSU
    Corsair 750ax fully modular power supply with sleeved cables
    Case
    Corsair Air 540 with 7 x 140mm fans on front, rear and top panels
    Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT liquid cooled CPU with 4 x 140" Corsair SP "push-pull" and 3 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Poseidon Z illuminated keyboard
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 wired
    Internet Speed
    85MBps DSL
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro and CCleaner Pro
    Other Info
    Client of Windows Server 2012 R2 10 PC's, laptops and smartphones on the WLAN.

    1GBps Ethernet ports

CeejayMode

PC Gamer/Developer
Member
#3
I would either reload the older video drivers or see if you can revert the system to a state before you installed the new video drivers (driver roll back, or something like that). If I was at my win8 PC I could give you better instructions... Good luck!
Thanks man, I'll give it a go today. I was using my laptop earlier and I noticed if I access the Metro UI apps in other ways, they work fine without glitching, so now it's just the charm bar and start screen messing up. But yeah, I'll reinstall old drivers, thanks. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung Series 3 Notebook "NP350V5C-S01"
    CPU
    AMD A6-4400M APU
    Memory
    Samsung 2GB @1600 x2
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7600M + 7600M Dual Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS547550A9E384 HDD (500GB)
    Cooling
    DeepCool Gaming Cooler Pad
    Keyboard
    Rebuilt Razer Minstrator Laptop Keyboard with LED backlight keys; replacing the laptop's keyboard.
    Mouse
    Razer Taipan
    Internet Speed
    1.94MB/S
    Browser
    Torch Browser
    Antivirus
    iObit Antivirus

CeejayMode

PC Gamer/Developer
Member
#4
Everyone, the problem seemed to somehow fix itself. It's really weird how it just did it, then again, it's Windows 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung Series 3 Notebook "NP350V5C-S01"
    CPU
    AMD A6-4400M APU
    Memory
    Samsung 2GB @1600 x2
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7600M + 7600M Dual Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS547550A9E384 HDD (500GB)
    Cooling
    DeepCool Gaming Cooler Pad
    Keyboard
    Rebuilt Razer Minstrator Laptop Keyboard with LED backlight keys; replacing the laptop's keyboard.
    Mouse
    Razer Taipan
    Internet Speed
    1.94MB/S
    Browser
    Torch Browser
    Antivirus
    iObit Antivirus

azasadny

Moved to ten*****s.com
VIP Member
Guru
#5
Sounds like a flakey driver, it's common...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built Intel i7-3770k-based system
    CPU
    Intel i7-3770k, Overclocked to 4.6GHz (46x100) with Corsair H110i GT cooler
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 OC Formula 2.30 BIOS
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 980ti SC ACS 6GB DDR5 by EVGA
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, Corsair SP2500 speakers and subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27EA33 [Monitor] (27.2"vis) HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (system drive)
    WD 6TB Red NAS hard drives x 2 in Storage Spaces (redundancy)
    PSU
    Corsair 750ax fully modular power supply with sleeved cables
    Case
    Corsair Air 540 with 7 x 140mm fans on front, rear and top panels
    Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT liquid cooled CPU with 4 x 140" Corsair SP "push-pull" and 3 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Poseidon Z illuminated keyboard
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 wired
    Internet Speed
    85MBps DSL
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro and CCleaner Pro
    Other Info
    Client of Windows Server 2012 R2 10 PC's, laptops and smartphones on the WLAN.

    1GBps Ethernet ports