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2 Very Specific Windows 8 Problems


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#1 mr.banks91

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:29 PM

Hello Last night I began using windows 8 for the first time and I have ran into 2 Problems that have
left me scratching my head.
Windows 8 (Not 8.1)
HP Pavilion g4-2320dx Notebook PC
Processor: AMD A6-4400m APU 2.70 ghz
Ram: 4.00GB 3.47GB useable
x64-bit OS x64-bit based processor

Before I get into my issue I will go over the steps I've taken
to repair my computer:


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Installed all new drivers for all systems

* Uninstalled problematic applications and removed all
associated App Data and Program Data

* Applied the windows 8 OS fix from Microsoft

* Stopped all Startup processes

*Tried all fn+ Hotkeys to make sure it wasn't something simple

*Scanned system with windows defender= All Clear

*Scanned system with AVIRA= All Clear

*Did SMART scan of HD with Speccy= All fine

*Did SMART scan of HD with Crystal disk

*Preformed Hard reset

*Made sure to turn off idle maintenance and set regular maintenance
for 3:00AM

*Went to system properties advanced tab/ performance settings/
advanced tab/ virtual memory/ Changed initial size to 3553mb
and Maximum at 7106mb.

PROBLEM 1:
When system is idle CPU% Fluctuates between 0 and 44%
Memory Stays at 34% and disk Fluctuates betwee0 and 30%
The Main culprits are
*Service host: Local system (SVhost.exe) and its associated
services in task manager
*A second service host process running 10-11 different processes
(I had read that it is possible for malware or a virus to disguise itself
as or within SVhost.exe

Problem 2:
 When I am on any open window, whether typing or scrolling I get the following
 Problem
 the purple borders of whatever window I may be on (The border that contains
 the back/ Forward buttons , address bar and close minimize expand buttons)
 Flashes from its usual purple to white for a brief second, signifying that for a
 moment the window im using is not in use. Its like the mouse clicks on the
 Desktop without it moving or disappearing. When this happens it will negate
 Whatever key I am hitting. This happens every few seconds! Needless to say
 Its infuriating. Sometimes I need to click the window I was working with to 
continue a sentence, other times it will flash and the cursor will not have moved
But the place in my sentence will be somewhere else.

I have tried all I can think of to fix the latter, the former Is puzzling as well on account of the fact
That it is svhost.exe 

Once again Thank you for your time and effort I is appreciated!

 



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#2 wpgwpg

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:35 PM

Problem 1.  Why do you think this is a problem?  I don't see why it is.  My Windows 7 computers do that too.

Problem 2.  Are you running the new Modern (Metro) mode stuff?  If so, you should download and install the free Classic Shell from classicshell.net.  It gives Windows 8 the look and feel of earlier versions of Windows in desktop mode.

Suggestion: Apply all the Windows updates to your system.  They fix bugs, plug security problems, and improve the user interface.

 

Good luck.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

#3 mr.banks91

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:21 PM

you really think that the usage is not a problem?
Also  dont think you underood the second question.
Thankyou anyway but the appearance of windows had nothing to with the second problem.
When I reference the color changing im not saying it because I dont like the graphic. When this flash happens it disables the window im on.

 



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:00 PM

For the second problem, see if disabling mouse gestures helps. Right click the touchpad icon in the system tray of the desktop and Select Disable Gestures.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03523373&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:27 PM

Is this a clean install of windows 8 or an upgrade to windows 8? In either case....when moving to windows 8, MS requires that the system have the lates BIOS installed for system stability...if one is available.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:03 PM

I'm having the same problems and your problem 2! If I run across anything I'll let you know. All I can do now is offer my empathy. It is very frustrating.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 10:37 AM

first thing id do is go to the HP update site and look at revisions for 8.1,

NOT for 8, have a look at >>why<< they have done them, and what it corrects

most will be for 8, as the OEM's are playing catch-up.

 

cpu usage could be being caused by you running Scheduled tasks,

ie your AV, mail account, dell live updates, app updates, AND anything your permenantly logged into, (facebook). 

the list is always growing the more progs/apps your running



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:56 AM

I stopped any unneeded processes. 
Installed drivers
Also did hard reset for the drivers.
Laptop was bought with win 8 pre installed
Drivers from hp site are correct
Disabled mouse gestures  unfortunately didn't work (But thank you)
Im thinking that this may be a problem with win 8 not something I did.
Could it be possible that windows 8 has a problem communicating with my specific motherboard?
Maybe certain types of computers are incompatible with some features?

@ Sanchopanza Im glad someone else is experiencing this (Not happy your computer is malfunctioning) 
It tells me its not something new. 
Your the first person to be experiencing this as well.
Tell me though is that flash frequent on your system?
Im thinking it could be a malware because it started slow then became more frequent



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 12:24 PM

You are not alone. Google

 

"active window becomes inactive"



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:36 PM

I get the blinking very frequently, about once every 7 seconds or so. I've had this problem for a few months. Recently I had changed viurs programs and downloaded a newer

version of Classic Shell. Thinking that the problem might have occurred when I made these changes, I did a system restore back to 5/28 when I deleted HP Connected Remote (a

suggestion in another forum). No luck there. I don't mind the flashing as much as the keystrokes that don't register when I hit a key during a flash. Good luck mr.banks91!  You're

right, it is good to know we're not alone in this! By the way, I'm using a desktop PC. As far as malware, I've run Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, Adware Cleaner and a few others without success. When I fix this, I'll be sure to come back here and post about it.


Edited by sanchopanza, 07 June 2014 - 05:45 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:42 PM

Hey, mr.banks91. I fixed my blinking. I did a Refresh. I know it's a hassle to put all your programs back, but it leaves you a list of what's gone. After the Refresh, I deleted HP Connected Remote from ADD/Remove Programs. It hasn't blinked in over an hour.

 

 

Good Luck,

 

John



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:04 AM

I have an HP Pavillion g6-2390sa and I had similar problems.

 

Try disabling tapping in the touchpad. Over the past few years, tapping has always caused different problems for me, probably as my thumbs catch the touchpad as I type, but in this instance I think it may be a driver problem.

 

An alternative solution - update the touchpad driver.

 

My prefered solution - disable the touchpad; I never use the damned things, but that's my personal preference.

 

I'm running Windows 8.1 BTW.

 

 






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