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Windows 8 UI locks up on boot


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#1 LilDeamon

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:18 PM

I turned my PC on this morning to find that after about 30 seconds the UI locks up almost completely. The clock is still functional and the cursor still moves, it's just that I can't click anything and the keyboard doesn't seem to work. I have found that if I can kill explorer.exe and run it again in the 30 seconds before the freeze, the system is fine.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions?



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

Have you tried booting in safe mode?


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:06 PM

Yeah safe mode boots no problem.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:38 PM

Makes me think it might be a malfunctioning application that currently has startup privileges may be responsible? It's a good place to start anyway. I would suggest creating a selective startup scenario. If the problem persists then that's ruled out, if the problem goes away then you can re-enable items until you find the responsible one.

 

Press control alt delete and then bring up the task manager, under the startup tab you should see all your programs that auto-run at startup. You can disable applications here, but make sure you know what you are disabling.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:10 AM

Yeah I've tried that. I think I will just format again, getting blue screens now "BAD_POOL_HEADER" no idea what I've done. It was fine one day and bad the next. This is a fresh install too.






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