Just had this new laptop running windows 8 and its an Acer.When I select the photos tile on the screen it goes to another screen which is black with a blue square icon and underneath it tells me that there are no files or folders in this view.There are photos in my picture folder as I just put then in.But if I go to the other method and select the My picture folder the photos are there.
On startup, all I get is a blank white screen. I can't see anything. But, I can plug in a monitor and do everything else just fine.
I tried twiddling the drivers, but maybe I did it wrong or overlooked the right one(s). I tried a system restore, but that threw an error on restart.
I even dove in with my screwdriver to make sure no plugs got knocked loose (don't worry, warranties were long voided).
System Info Utility version 188.8.131.52 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 6040 Mb Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1), 5 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 238122 MB, Free - 36349 MB; Motherboard: LENOVO, 2055UN3 Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
When I power up, computer goes directly to Windows 8 start screen and auto loads my personal settings. I need a "welcome" screen allowing selection of user. My spouse now has to right click on "me" and then select other user. How can I correct this? I apparently selected myself as Admin user instead of standard user. Is there a way to prevent auto logon?
When I changed back to Opera, the net icons on my desktop all changed to plain white squares. So I thought, OK, just redo the links via opera bookmarks - same result. All of the correct icons have been replaced with a blank white box.
So I went into properties and tried to change icons, but only got the windows generic ones in sys32.
So I selected a globe of earth for FB and it put an icon of a little monitor with a bar underneath it, so I tried again thinking I had clicked the wrong icon, nope, just the same. Whichever icon I click on, the same one appears in desktop.
As I have had varying degrees of success with browser software, I am beginning to thing that the windows software itself is to blame. I keep windows up to date with updates etc, so it not the lack of, but something is not right at all with 8.1.
I never had this problem with any previous ver of Windows.
I received an error that there was a memory error. There is charm that says " MEMORY TEST".
l clicked on the "Charm" & a blue screen with white lettering popped up. It had instruction that the test wood take some time. It also said it would "automatically" Restart Rhys computer & list the results.
On the right, lower corner of the screen it says if you press "esc" it will exit. It RAN for Hours !!!
When I try to save files from Google, Office 2013 or any program in Windows 8.1, I get a partial white screen and a "Not Responding" message on the Title Bar. The "Close Program" dialog box follows. So, I can't "Save As" to my computer.
System Info Utility version 184.108.40.206 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1220 v3 @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3 Processor Count: 4 RAM: 8117 Mb Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro K600, 1024 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 114120 MB, Free - 69409 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 878232 MB; L: Total - 953835 MB, Free - 868544 MB; Motherboard: ASRock, H87 Pro4 Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
When I go to a site such as YouTube and click on the arrow to play the video nothing plays, it just shows a blank white spot. Sometimes FF also gets all wonky when I try to play a video. I disabled Flashblock but flash still isn't working. My FF is up to date with the latest version.
I have tried Malwarebytes no viruses, SFC Scan no errors, two icon repair tools, System Restore( i do not have restore points) and this is what my icon still looks like in Control Panel ? I like my system to remain "perfect" as i can..I can use the program.
I've just upgraded to 8.1 and I have seen this exact problem on a different laptop of similar specs (my specs should be in my profile).
I use a custom theme with dark colors. I like dark background and light text. The problem is that very often when I open a new explorer (like My Computer) or browser window (like Firefox), the whole background of the window/frame becomes white for a very brief period before showing the actual content of the window and assuming the dark background color that I assigned.
I see the App for OneDrive on the Windows 8.1.1 Start Window but I don't see any "Select Preferences" in a drop down menu that is referred to in a CloudDock article "7 OneDrive Tricks You Didn't Know About".
Can I/Do I need to install the Desktop App in addition to the Windows 8.1.1 App shown on the Start Screen? The OneDrive Desktop Support page says all I get is the ability to work share for Office if I install the Desktop App in Windows 8.1! Is the Select Preferences Obsolete with Windows 8.1.1?
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro Processor: AMD FX-1400 Quad Core RAM: 8.00 GB Storage: 1.73 TB of 1.81 TB available System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64 based processor
A while ago, my PC was having some lag issues that made the computer practically unusable. I found out in msconfig that I had almost all services running. I disabled many of the services, and I made sure not disable the necessary ones (i.e, Windows Audio.) I restarted my computer and there was a red circle with a white "X" over the audio icon. I clicked on the icon. A window named "Playing Audio" opened. On the window was a bar similar to the one shown while loading/downloading something.
Above the bar said "Detecting Problems" and then "Scanning for hardware changes...". This went on for about 10 seconds. After this, the window changed. At the top in blue was "Troubleshooting has completed". Under that was "The troubleshooter made some changes to your system. Try attempting the task you were trying to do before." In the center of the window was "Problems found-Hardware changes might not have been detected".
In the search bar, I typed "Manage audio devices". When I opened it up, the window told me that there were no audio devices installed. I have checked in Device management under "sound, video and game controllers" That I have sound drivers installed (AMD High Definition Audio Device & High Definition Audio Device.) I have tried multiple times to uninstall/reinstall the drivers to no avail.
I've got some dvd's that have multiple titles on one disk. On Windows Media Player on win 7 I used to be able to get to a list that showed the Titles on the disk, and let me select the one I wanted. How is this done in Windows Media Center?
My windows 8 laptop no longer allows me to select an option out of Power Saver, Balanced, High Performance, Power4Gear Battery Saving, and Power4Gear High Performance. It is set to High Performance, and any time I try to click another option it immediately returns to High Performance.
I've noticed that when booting to the Start Menu on powering up that there's now a white border around the top left tile. This border can be moved to any adjacent tile by using the relevant keyboard arrow keys.
My other PC's only show the border AFTER an arrow key is pressed which is classed as the correct default behaviour after a bit of Googling. I
I just upgraded Win 8 on my Acer Iconia W3 Tablet (x86) to Windows 8.1. But now I have the problem that in the settings-app and in the righten menu (e.g. the search-function) every text is just a white (or sometimes black) box. In other Apps and on the desktop-applications the text is displayed correctly; and before I have installed Windows 8.1 everything was fine too. Below are two screenshots which should describe the problem.
I installed Windows XP on disk C and Windows 8.1 on disk D, but when I turn on my computer, I automatic start windows XP. it doesn't display choice menu for me select. So what I have to do to display menu.
I have just installed Win 8.1 and can't find a way to select all files in a folder using only the mouse. I could do it under Win 7 by using Organize. Is there a Win 8 equivalent? I know about Ctrl-A but that is not what I want.
I find there are lots of driver updater tools available now, but how to select the best one? Yesterday, IObit Driver Booster was released, it said the easiest, one click "update" all outdated drivers.It's free version, but I don't know whether this free software are better.
Some icons no matter where they are located don't display there actual picture but a white paper instead. Most of the time it only happens if I put it in a folder.
And sometimes even on the desktop.
I would really not like to have to set the icon up manually, because Windows is supposed to do that on its own, and also because they are adding up!
Now for the testing done so far. It seems that for the desktop problem if you copy instead of right click "send to" then the icon will show up when you paste it, but it will say "Copy" in the name on the icon, if I edit it and delete the word "Copy" and click out of it to save then the icon reverts back to the paper. This trick has no effect with the folders however.
It actually has "Copy" written in it but the text is to long so you just see the "..."
Also this issue only happens to the shortcuts of the actual file, and only on random files. If I were to go to Program Files and find the folder then "Move" the icon to the desktop then it works fine.
But in the folder that contains the actual file then icon is missing, it only appears when I "Move" it to the desktop.
I noticed yesterday that there is a very fine thin line on the left side of my desktop. In the screen shot you can barely make it out, but you will be able to once you see ot from the left corner of task bar. it does not appear when i open a browser or a folder or even start menu. It only shows on the desktop screen and is really annoying. I tried disabling some odd services and restarted the computer as well, but still no luck.
Win 8 Pro. After a couple of days uptime my tray icons in the hidden pop up are turning into white squares, which makes them hard to identify. I tried rebuilding the icon cache as found here, Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Forums which seemed to solve the problem. But a few days later an icon has turned back into a white box, a bandwidth meter.
How to set the IE11 in Win 8.1 to only print a web page in Black and White. In Win 7 I had found it but with great difficulty and I believe it was in Internet tools if you drill down far enough. In Win 8.1 I cannot find it so that when printing out a web page that has red and blue it is almost impossible to read on my Dell 1700 monochrome laser. I tried in the Devices and Printers, Dell, both Printer preferences and printer properties but cannot find anywhere to set. I am fairly certain it is a setting that has to be made in Internet Explorer but they seem to have hidden it (I think I was using IE9 or IE10 in Win 7). In Excel you can set that parameter for each page in page setup.