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  1. #1


    Posts : 6
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    hi. i updated windows 8 to 8.1 but now when i log in i have no desktop i can see the mouse cursor but no icons... keep clicking on desktop won't help..no response . task manager is working but after some error. i haved to press all the keys combination in the world to get on computer and search google chrome to post this question.. can't tell you how mad am i now .. ​how in the world to fix this? ps. first time started fine but only for 2 seconds then it was something like singning out and restart..now NOTHIN.damn it i

    should never ,update, screw you windows 8, 7 was 1000x better!!! everythin in w8 must be tricky and full of errors for god sake.. WINDOWS TELLED ME TO UPDATE I UPDATED NOW LOOK WHAT HE HAS DONE TO ME
    Last edited by hope; 01 Feb 2015 at 05:53.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Try this:

    1. Make sure that the Desktop is showing, and then right click in an empty area of the Desktop, and untick View -> Show Desktop icons in the context menu. The desktop icons will disappear.
    2. Now right click again on the Desktop, and choose the "Personalize" item from the context menu. If you already have a theme with a single wallpaper applied, select some theme with more than one wallpaper. For example, the "Lines and colors" theme and then switch back to the default theme (called the "Windows" theme).
    3. Close the Personalization window, and the Desktop will turn black without showing any wallpaper!
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    8.1


    thank you softwaremaniac for answer but i will tell again i can see the mouse cursor and the desktop it's all black and it's not responding to any comands by mouse.. i can only move it. no icons no start menu , nothing! i have to press hotkeys to access my computer and search for google chrome and type this.. i tryed what you sayed but not working..you get my problem?
    Last edited by hope; 01 Feb 2015 at 05:39.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    8.1


    note : i deleted something with Disk Cleanup for C: i don't know what it was but it took some time and i closed at half time before finish cause i haved to restart after w 8.1 update .. don't know if this is why my start screen is not responding
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    It could be. Can you try System Restore?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    8.1


    Error : No restore points have been created on your comuter's system drive.....
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  7. #7



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    If system restore doesn't work, and you have made a system image and recovery drive(which is one of the first things anyone should do after OS installation and set up) you could boot to the recovery drive and either reimage/reinstall/refresh.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    8.1


    I will reset the windows to its factory settings ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- i need to know how to acces,,Change PC settings ,. and what to backup and how..i am a begginer in the great secrets of softwares.. i would really really appreciate

    remember i can only use my computer , the mouse on dekstop won't respond to nothing.. oh and the games are working fine
    Last edited by hope; 01 Feb 2015 at 07:18.
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  9. #9


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


    Pressing F9 on boot up accessed the factory restore on my ASUS laptop. Your upgrade to 8.1 may have broken that function though. Upgrading to 8.1 also erases all restore points. Pressing F8 on startup may get you some recovery options. You'll see safe mode and there should be an option to boot with basic graphics. If it's a video driver issue that may let you get in to fix it.

    As a last resort you could do a clean install, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    8.1


    Thank you alphanumeric ​for answer. I will try let's see what happen
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