Every game I open has a separate red and blue 3D appearance. I will attach a pic. The warning in corner is new, tried turning shadows off, no luck also tried a different monitor and different resolutions = same results.
Besides not having any drag and drop features for icons or files, I also cannot move the entire window by clicking and holding the mouse button on the title. I cannot re-size a window either. The close, minimize, and restore down/maximize buttons work. Sometimes when I double click on the title bar the window will restore down/maximize, but not always.
The slider bars only work if they are clicked in (and then only sometimes) and take a second to respond or will not respond at all; I cannot drag them. I cannot highlight any text to copy it; I assume because that is also a drag function.
Frequently, windows will not respond for up to a minute or longer and sometimes I stop them because they have not responded for more than 5 minutes. Mouse clicks frequently take 3 or 4 seconds to respond in all programs. I am not a knowledgeable computer person and do not know if this is caused by Windows 8 or the hardware.
I have tried to restore the system (three times), but there was only one restore point and that failed. I have tried using escape, various other keys, the right mouse button, and restarting. I gave up on restarting after well over 3 hours because there is a queue of 21 updates that have failed before and it was only on update 10. Shutting down and restarting does not work.
I have McAfee and have scanned the computer 3 times and not found anything wrong.
I bought a Sony Vaio E-Series SVE17812BCXB running Windows 8. After the last major windows update that occurred in Feburary '13, the keyboard/mouse stop responding once the fully loaded splash screen is presented (With the time and date, ect).
I know the keyboard and mouse are fully functioning as I can use them when I access the boot menu before the OS is loaded. Also, only the keyboard 'functions' work when the OS is loaded, such as adjusting the brightness of the monitor (fn+F5) and such, but nothing else.
I try to do a system restore and it fails on all available restore points. I try to do a manual repair using a bootable USB drive, and it just loads windows like normal. I'm at a loss on how to get this fixed and as of right now, I purchased an $800 paper-weight.
My DPI is currently on 250% and I like it this way. The problem is that the elements of my windows seem too big now and take up too much space.
If you open "My PC", the bar with "Name", "Type", "Available Space", etc is too thick. Is there no way to decrease the size of this bar and perhaps strip the entire layout like in good old XP? I don't need Groups/Categories twirl down menu, my current directory address/location, back&forth buttons, etc. I just need it simple and compact.
Few tips or tools on manual customization of windows layout? I tried googling but I only found out how to manually resize scroll bars Scrollbar - Change Width Size in Windows 8 ...
After spending a lot of time isolating the specific update that was giving me the extremely slow reboot time, (from 5 seconds to 150 seconds after update) I was able to determine that Windows optional update -Qualcomm Atheroos Communication - Bluetooth Controller - Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 + HS was the cause of the lag.
Any solution to the lag. from 5 seconds to nearly 3 minutes is a substantial lag in restarting the computer.
Ssince updating windows to windows 8.1.1 my alienware tact x mouse keep lagging on me from time to time, i checked in device manager and everything says its working properly, but it will lag out on me for a few seconds and then work just fine. What could be doing this i did not have any issue before the update.
I tried updating to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and in didn't go through properly (it hard froze and crashed) and now won't boot past the BIOS. I cannot get into Windows and I cannot get into the Recovery Menu.
I tried recovery USB's and any I create either from a 3rd party or Windows itself results in loading to a black screen with a mouse cursor. Only one worked, Acronis (probably because its Linux) and it showed all the drives ruling out a hardware issue but sadly it cannot repair Windows.
So it seems I might be a victim of the black screen issue some had when moving to Update 1.... BUT the difference is I cannot boot into the recovery menu at all and any recovery media boots to a black screen.
How to get out of this screen and actually boot into anything which will allow me to try to fix the MBR or go back to a restore point.
I thought the point of recovery software was that it loads no matter how corrupted Windows is... obviously not! Something is stopping all of them booting properly.
I have just built a new computer and Installed Win8. The motherboard, processor, and system drive are all brand new Intel stuff; the media drive is a new Seagate. Programs get up and running just fine, but I have transferred my files over from my old xp machine, and Win Explorer is very slow to access them.
I'll open a folder, and more often than not the thumbs will not be there; I'll then try to open or preview a file and I'll get the green progress bar over the address bar. This will often take up to a minute or more to run, and if I leave it be then the icons will usually appear and the files will then be accessible. If I try to open or preview a file before it's done things lock up on me.
After navigating away from that folder and allowing some time to pass however, the thumbs dissapear again and I am back to square one. sometimes the thumbs will reappear all on their own. this seems to be an issue whether we're talking large files or small, or folders with 100's of files or as few as 8. The very same files are instantly accessible by the new comp from the original locations on my external USB drive and on my xp machine over the network. Once they are copied to the new machine is when things get bogged down. This seems to be the case both on the system drive and the media drive.
Furthermore, right from the very beginning, I've had icons disappearing and reappearing from my start menu apps page.
I have tried the following to resolve the problem:
- I have optimized the folders in question for both the types of media therein, and back to "General Items" again
- I have disabled indexing both on the drives themselves and in the libraries control panel
- I have run a full system virus scan with Bit Defender
- I have contacted Windows support and they have run a scan that showed Windows itself to be working properly
One thing that occures to me is the problem seems to be with the SATA drives and the SATA drives only, but if there's something wrong with the mother board wouldn't my programs have trouble opening too?
audio and pointer stuttering. As far as I know I haven't changed anything on my computer that may cause this but seemingly randomly this error has sprung up.
My audio glitches up at 10-20 second intervals, (sometimes even 2-3sec) and simultaneously my mouse stutters. I have tried updating drivers, and have googled but nothing has worked. This error occured around the same time internet shopping extensions were added to my google chrome without my permission, but I cannot recall which happened first.
Naturally I have run ASC and AVG as well as Malware bytes, basically all the anti-virus software I have, but this yielded no results.
I have looked in my services tray and discovered that vsmon.exe has a far higher CPU time value than I expect it to, but other than this I can't find anything unusual.
The stuttering has made using my computer frustrating, and it bothers me that a brand new laptop is wigging out. Prior to this error the only other problem I've had has been a random system crash which while scary, seemed to be fixed by a system restore, but what caused it.
I'm running Windows 8.1, and never had problems with my wireless mouse ad keyboard. But my keyboard has a real problem, and I tried with a normal PS2 keyoard. But it wasn't recognized. I read, that when we use a USB mouse or keyboard, the PS2 is disabled. I tried the following:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIE/CurrentControlSet/i8042prt and edited the value of "START" from 3 to 1.
But it didn't work. Is there another way to enable PS2 keyboards again?
I'm using a ASUS Notebook K53E Series laptop computer running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1... I'm using a HDMI to project onto a HD TV I have a USB keyboard and mouse hooked up, both Logitech... The problem I'm having is, both the mouse and keyboard keep disconnecting on me... The mouse will go first' I'll move it from one USB port to the other, and it will work, but then stop working again... The keyboard will just stop working, even if I move it I can't get it to reconnect... I have to shutdown my computer to get everything to start working again, but it will only last about a half hour before they stop working again after the reboot...
I've went into the device manager, under Universal Serial Bus controllers > Generic USB Hub > properties > Power Management, and unchecked "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power... This does not work... I then uninstalled it, and rebooted my computer, still doesn't work... I then tried to system restore, I couldn't because I had no restore points, I then look if there was any system updates, there was, but minor updates, I updated them anyways, still no go... I'm only having problems with the USB mouse and keyboard... My laptop touch pad and everything else works fine...
i have a hp pavillion desktop pc which came with windows 7 installed, I later updated to windows 8 and at the same time has a SSD fitted , everything worked perfect for about 7 months then one day it just started to take about 10 mins to boot up ,The screen stayed black then it would start as normal , but if i shut down for 30 minutes or so or reset the computer it would start normal no black screen. i have done a clean reboot , unplugged all external USB devices and the 2nd internal HDD but the problem is still there, i noticed the SSD had 5 partions which i had not made and i am pretty sure they where not there before but i cant be 100% Sometimes the computer will start and some text will come up saying - Scanning and repairing drive (?Volume(14e1d751-2465-4769-9394-09ed6cc6aaf9}): 100% c
but only now and then
my specs are windows 8.1 build 6.3.96000 hewlett-packard h8-1375ea x64-based pc intel core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz,3401 Mhz, 4 Core ,
I finally got Windows 8.1 on the system, but its super slow on my 840 evo, I have herd that there issue with upgrading from 8 to 8.1 and the account runs slow, but it isnt that, applications like Chrome are really slow to load up, Also web pages seem slower this time, I dont want to move from Windows 8.1 due to battery life,
i have a new laptop (intel core i5 @ 2,6GHz, 4GB RAM) running windows 8 but because i had some issues such as:
store couldn't work right, task manager needed more than 2 minutes to open, shutting down needed more time than windows 7, i decided to make a refresh (the function of windows, you can use to reset them somehow without losing your files). It goes slow all the time, whenever i click anything. I've downloaded and installed all of the updates.
Notice that i have only the basic programs running and mcafee (i know it's "heavy" programme but i didn't have problem before the refresh)
I've recently purchased a Samsung Series 7 all-in-one computer. Having used iMacs all my life, and the need for a Windows computer for programming, I opted for this machine.
Here is a screenshot of my specs before I continue:
At times the system is unresponsive. All I have open is Visual Studio Express 2012 and Chrome with 4 tabs open. When I switch to Visual Studio it has to restart and crashes. The application I'm developing is tiny, so it's not an issue with that. Sometimes when using Chrome if I open a new tab the whole computer will freeze for 20 odd seconds.
Even when I ctrl+alt+del to open task manager, the task manager takes some time to open.
I've disabled visual effects, but I've not noticed much difference. It came with 4GB ram, but I got another 4GB to top it up to 8GB.
In comparison to my 2010 Sony Vaio laptop this computer is much slower. I can't understand why.
I'm tempted to downgrade to Windows 7 but then I will lose my touch features, and I will have to purchase Windows 7.
my problem is that my windows crashed last sunday morning and failed to boot up i ran the recovery with the original install disc witch worked fine, first i thought everything was ok but noticing that the 98 windows updates took forever to download app. 1gb took me 2 hours with a 100/100 fiberglas line after the updates i defragged my c: drive witch took 11 phases but was ok after that but not speeding up the pc at all the worst part i notice is the hard fps drop on games and the fluctuation of my inet speed
today I was makeing an essey in microsof office and suddenly my mouse and keyboard. stopped working, replugging the devices didn't worked (did it for 5 times ) , after this I tried to restart the pc I found out that rr button doesn't do anything , after I stopped the power going to pc and open power + pc they worked for only a few seconds and then stopped again . After a few force shutdown( by stopping the power) the pc closes itself after the windos 8 img dissapear . I have a desktop dual core 3.1, 4gb ram , mouse is usb and the keyboard is with Ps/2 .
Update : after waiting 30 min I reopend it, all worked , but after approximate 3 min pc shuted down by itself.
I'm using windows 8.1, 2 Screens detected and using the feature extend, however when I slide my mouse to the right it will not move to the next screen like it did on Windows 7, instead it opens the menu (the Windows+C menu).
I was looking around to see where I could change my Mouse Sensitivity and I found a post on some website. It said to search "Change how your mouse works" in Settings. So I did, and it brought me to this screen: So then I saw you could change it to black and stuff. So when I saw that you couldn't change mouse sensitivity I switched it back to white and X'd the window. But my mouse is like that really low-resolution mouse pointer like in Windows XP.
I have an Acer Aspire M computer with a touch screen that runs Windows 8.1. I was having issues with the touch screen, so I went to download the drivers from the Acer website. However, when I restarted my computer to complete the installation, it wouldn't allow me to use either the mouse, touch screen, or keyboard.
Normally, after loading, a personalized picture will appear on the screen, displaying the time, connectibility, and strength of the network. The user is then supposed to swipe up, click on, or press space to move the picture, at which point the login screen appears. My computer loads normally when starting, but won't allow me to use the mouse, touch screen, or keyboard to move the picture out of the way, so I cannot access the login screen.
I have already contacted the Acer company support and attempted to use the battery reset pinhole, but to no avail. Is there anything I can do, besides a factory reset or using it as a cat bed?