I turn on my laptop and I get my welcome screen. I type in my password to get to my start screen. But then it freezes. I can't click to access my start screen or any other tabs I have nor can I scoll from left to right. It just freezes. The only thing I can do is press ctrl-alt-del to shut down my laptop. I try again and the same thing happens. I get stuck on my start screen and can't do anything.
I have two Windows 8 installs, one on my desktop HDD, and another on my laptop's. My laptop broke, so i took the HDD and hooked it up to the extra SATA on my desktop for extra storage. For one reason or another, my desktop install decided to stop working, and I couldn't find the disk I used to upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 so I could refresh/restore it. I went to boot to my laptop install to use it for a while (as safe mode wouldnt work on my desktop install anyways) and that worked for a few days, but now the start screen freezes and I have to open task manager and move it to my other screen with Win+Shift+left, and end explorer.exe. Of course, since that doesnt work, I cant use the create a recovery disc utility.
My laptop has been fine since the last episode but today it was freezing and the screen went blue and it needed to shut down. I let it do it's thing and it referenced -- kernal_data _inpage_error and since then it has been good for a few minutes but as soon as I attempt to multitask everything freezes for 3-5 mins and I can't do a thing. It is like it needs to catch up. get my laptop back in speedy order As I move over to a new tab that is taking some time to load I notice is says waiting for cache.....on the bottom... then it locked up -- just for maybe a minute.Both Google Chrome and IE give me the "Not Responding"
System Info Utility version 188.8.131.52 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9 Processor Count: 4 RAM: 8047 Mb Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 905049 MB, Free - 761854 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 25452 MB; Motherboard: LENOVO, INVALID Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014, Updated and Enabled
Also got an error that said my system denied write access to host files. If any hijacked domains are in this file hijack this may not be able to fix this...then it tells me to edit the file -- wasn't sure if I should yet so I did not.
I've been getting partial freezes on my HP laptop after upgrading to windows 8.1
What I mean by a partial freeze is when the app or program becomes unresponsive, but the mouse moves, alt+Tab works and the start button works too. However, I cannot make selections (i.e. Inside apps or the desktop) or open new programs.
Initially the freeze would stop after a minute or two, but these 2 days the freeze had directly caused the computer to shut down.
My laptop specs are as follows: 2.4 GHz processor (AMD A4-4300M) and 6 GB RAM. I only got it last year, came pre-installed with Windows 8.
I had no problems with Windows 8, I was not running any program that required a lot of memory. All the microsoft updates have been installed, drivers updated and registry cleaned. No conflicting anti-virus programs.
I just updated maybe half an hour ago and now I can't use the start as its frozen as a white window icon. Doing a system restore solves it - but then I'm rolled back and continually prompted that it'll update on my next restart.
Moving the menu to the left, right AND top of the screen makes it work, but the bottom default is frozen.
I was scanning my laptop running an AVG Anti-Virus scan last weekend and decided upon my stupid self that I should also download AVG PC Tune-up as well and wanted to repair my driver.
So, I did. Tried and failed.
On the start up of my laptop, the percentage ended up freezing up to 12% two times in a row (it would stay like that for 2 hours tops) and I restarted my laptop two times, only for it to keep on trying to repair my driver.
The stupidest thing that I did was I refreshed my PC, and it ended up erasing all of my precious files, including my drawings, bookmarks on Firefox and a lot of other things that are very dear to me. I had to updated Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 again, thinking that maybe I’ll be able to get my files back somehow.
But it didn’t work.
Now when I open programs that I newly installed, they don’t want to open? And now my laptop is acting very buggy and I’m worried that it might be completely damaged.
All I want is to get all of my files, programs, bookmarks, digital drawings, back. I want my laptop back to the way it used to be before I messed everything up.
My laptop is a Gateway NE56R27u (Windows 8).
Additional information: The weirdest part is that my background stayed the same, Skype pictures stayed (in a hidden file, what the heck?), my drawings managed to stay as well.
I have had Windows 8 since it came out and a little while after I started having issues with it not waking up/randomly freezing. I reinstalled 8 and for a while I have not had any trouble but now I am having issues again.
Basically the computer randomly freezes... but not really. So certain things don't work like opening or closing applications but the cursor can still be moved. Eventually most things won't work but again the cursor is still moveable.
Then again tonight it happened when I got home from work. This is the same problem as before. My computer was left on and locked and when I returned the logon is missing but my cursor is there and moveable.
I have been trying to fix this since the last time it occurred and still cannot find why this is happening. I have the latest drivers, ran scans with Bitdefender and Malwarebytes, checked the event log but nothing shows up from the time I left to the time I got home. I've attached a picture showing the screen frozen with just the cursor and no username/password on the screen.
I have an Asus laptop that has recently been migrated from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1. I had few issues with Windows 8, after I got used to how it functions. Now, it usually takes 8-10 boot tries to make it through all the freezing issues before I get a successful boot. It rarely stops at the same place in the boot cycle. I have tried to use the Windows troubleshooter, selecting the restart issues, but it did not find any issues needing to be resolved. I have updated the drivers using driverscan, and it did update 31 drivers, but did not effect any changes to the freezing/lockups. I have configured the PC to create a complete dump upon lockups, but have not restarted the PC after the change since it takes so many tries to get to a workable configuration. I am attaching the SFdebug file as an attachment to this post.
In Windows 8.1 do the on screen notifications only show on the Start screen?
I'm talking about the big ones I see with the black bar, such as low battery warning.
Twice I've been on the desktop and I never got a low battery warning. To test I made sure I was on the Start screen and sure enough the warning popped up. Also, when I switched over to the desktop the battery icon showed the exclamation point where I don't think it ever did when always on the desktop.
I've tried just about everything, but can't seem to find a setting to stop this action. The screen on my laptop (Sony Flip 15A, intel4400/geforce735) seems to increase and decrease in brightness between screens. It's rather annoying not just because of the change, but also because it takes several seconds to occur and it occurs in discrete steps. I'm running the latest drivers from both intel and nvidia. I've tried turning off adaptive brightness and disabling the sensor service, and all effects (fade in, UAC, etc) have been turned off. A video of the condition is shown below:
(Vimeo was taking forever to process)
It even happen when no programs are opening/closing - for example, if I view a dark background web page and then a lighter background, the brightness shifts. I can't imagine how awful this will be in photoshop.
My daughters boyfriends laptop will no longer start an Asus which runs windows 8.
Normally not much of an issue, if it weren't for the fact that he never created a backup or rescue disc. The laptop does not have a cd/dvd drive, so I would need to download a rescue disc, but do you think I could find one...
Where i would be able to download a rescue disc? (or another way to fix it).
I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 and the start up has become very slow. Glary Utilities tells me it took 2m39s and only 1% of users are slower. I've tried cleaning it with CCleaner and Glary, removing unnecessary start up items and defragging.
So recently I downloaded windows 8.1 onto my Asus laptop and my apps on the start menu will not work. whenever I click on them the apps blink or flash and don't open, I try clicking on them again but same thing happens the screen will blink them disappear again.
I have two laptops, both Samsung, one mine and one my sisters. My one is Windows 8 and her one is a slightly older model so Windows 7. Now both are are very similar in spec, being 4GB and Intel Pentium 2.3GHz models. She recently asked me if i could sort out her laptop with Windows 8, so I said yep should be no problem.
I went and bought a Windows 8 Pro 64bit and was at first going to just do a plain install. But then had a bright idea and thought why not do an image of mine and recover it to hers, and then when started up just enter the key of the new one. that way she gets a full original Samsung install along with all the apps and everything.
At first I tried the samsung built in Recovery software but had no luck as it was just a complete nightmare. Not booting the USB I put it on for the first few times, then eventually after changing the BIOS setting to UEFI and formatting her Disk to GPT it started but then said no image found. In end I tried the old way by using the Windows built in File Recovery Image tool which made me a repair disc and 3 discs for the image itself.
This booted first go and went all way through the recovery, and then did the usual "restarting in X seconds ..." But after it rebooted to my horror the Samsung Logo screen appears and then after that it just stays blank.
It does every few seconds momentarily flicker on the screen but then just goes bank again. I cant even get into the BIOS anymore or boot from anything.
I have purhcased an Asus N550 Laptop with Windows 8 installed already (so I have no CD) merely yesterday, and I believe that I have slipped up somewhere and made a fatal mistake.
Since it was new, yesterday, on the day of the purchase, I decided to update some drivers to keep them up to date, and I updated my Graphics Card (NVIDIA 745M) manually from the device manager. I proceeded to perform a restart and all went normally. This evening, I had to perform a restart because my McAfee AV had requested a restart for an update, and was I went to the restart button, I noticed that some Windows Updates were available, so I restarted. Upon startup, my laptop encountered an error with the updates, the error was along the lines of "video_dxgkrnl_fatal_error". From then on, whenever I started up my laptop, my Windows startup page (the metro screen), would not appear, and all I would get was a flashing screen at 1-2 second intervals, and my cursor would sometimes appear. Meaning, I can not get to my windows startup page.
I then restarted again and was introduced to the repair page, and tried to perform a system restore which for some reason, failed since it lasted almost an hour and a half - which to me, seems very abnormal for a laptop that was not older than 24 hours, so I performed a hard reset. After a while, I was reintroduced to the repair page, and this time, I have gone for a 'Reset' option so everything is restored to factory settings, and it is in the process of doing so as I type this. I am not sure what the outcome will be, but I hope that it can be restored to the point where these updates were not installed - as, like I stated earlier, my system restore failed.
As I understand it, when I it the Windows key or mouse-click lower left while in the desktop, it is supposed to take me to the Start Screen. Indeed, it did work this way for some time. However, now, when I do either, it takes me to the Apps Screen and I have to do something (one of several) to switch to the Start Screen. Once there, if I hit Windows key or click lower left repeatedly, it goes Start Screen -> Apps Screen -> Desktop -> Apps Screen -> Desktop, etc. I think this is wrong. It is certainly not what I want; but my searching has not run across any other mention of this behavior. I don't want it to go to the Apps Screen when I hit Windows key or click in lower left. I only want to go there if I specifically do something to get there from the Start screen. (E.g., little arrow, Ctrl-Tab) How do I get back to the Start Screen being the default choice between these two?
The behavior changed some time after I upgraded to Windows 8.1; but I am not sure if it was immediately after. I suspect not. I've only had the computer for a week, so I am still becoming accustomed to Windows 8. (Coming from XP and 7 and having read a lot of negative comments, I was expecting that I would hate Windows 8. As it turns out, I don't understand the presumed problems. The functionality of Windows 7 is still there. The Start Screen is actually nicer than the Start button
I was wondering what if any customization's can be made to the start screen. I know about pin/unpin and larger/smaller but any ways to update the background image, or maybe add shortcuts that don't appear in the actual "All Programs" listing?
When i start up the system... nothing happens ... its just blank screen no words like...pres F2 for bios options etc. Just blank idk what happened it just happen like that after i resumed the system from hibernate ....
I tried removing battery and re starting still like that. The light indicators lights up in processing ... power leds both have lights ....
Toshiba laptop. My son tells me ever since he went on you tube, he has pictures coming up Like wallpaper, with a field to type in where he wants to go, like the address bar in IE.
This worked for a while, but now the computer will boot it shows - welcome Glenn and the circle is spinning, but it will not display the start page. It stays black.
BTW he is running win 8. After about 5 minutes I am able to hit alt-Ctrl- Del and I managed to bring up task manager.I found that the CPU usage is at 98%. I shutdown the windows defender module, and it dropped to 48%. After exiting task manager it still does not display the desktop.
After several tries it is now a little faster and I can get to task manager without a long wait, and the cpu usage is down to 10-20 % , but still no start page.
After the computer sits for a while it goes into standby, I know that because after I move the mouse, I will see the space needle picture. After I click on the picture, it goes back to black.
Since I cannot get to the desk top, I cannot run anything, so I don't know how to proceed.
Any way to add an app to the start screen, but I want to add it to the all apps view screen,not the main start screen in Windows 8.1 this i know how to do, it's pin to start screen.
What happened is an installed program does not show up in the ALL Apps view of the Start Screen. Is there a way to add it there? I only find info on how to add it to the main start screen,not in all apps view.
Big problem with my laptop. Due to the fact that it is a compaq610 notebook pc and I have upgraded him to win 8 pro the machine was going very slowly. so i bought 2x 2GB DDR2 PC2 6400 sodimm ram. When I put in 1x 2GB there is no problems except its still to slow.
HP says that there can be a upgrade till 4 GB 2x2GB, so i bought that and when i installed it the win 8 start up hangs when the Windows 8-loge appears and than the dotted circle stops and everything freezes!
When I go into the bios, I can check the memory so check of 4 GB of memory goes well until 24% than the graphics does strange blocked screen n different colors. Strange that each mem of 2GB single placed works fine. How to get the 4GB working on my laptop?
My laptop was frozen and I couldn't get to my start menu to restart it so I did a hard reboot. Now when I try to start the blue windows icon comes up for a few seconds with the rotating dots then the screen goes black. Eventually I hear the windows start up sound, but nothing on the screen.
I bought an HP laptop with windows 8 a few months ago, and since day one I have had this issue. At seemingly random times, the keys will stop using their normal function and start doing other things. For example, the F key will open up my files, hitting my down arrow key will minimize whatever window I have open. Oddly enough, the only way I have been able to figure out how to make this stop for the time is to open up my speech narrator, and then close it, and it makes everything go back to normal.
I've had this issue since day 1 of me buying this laptop and it is really annoying. If you press f4 it comes up with a "Project to a connected screen" and my computer is changing this option on it's own, it changes to Duplicate as well as Second screen only and it starts to get annoying quickly.