cant get to my desktop

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Pasta88, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    I have a PC that was working fine 3 weeks ago and havent used it since. I turned it on the other day to use it. It booted up, got to the 4 blue boxes for windows and expected to load my desktop but it didnt. I tried using gparted live and then install windows 8 again, saw the 4 blue boxes again and loaded devices and then no desktop again. What could be causing this?

    Plz let me know.

    thx
     
  2. WinDev

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    Are you tried to go in Metro Menu and start ''sfc /scannow'' (without quotes) in Command Prompt?
     
  3. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    How do I do that if I can not get to my desktop plz?

    thx
     
  4. s1ave77

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    Try to boot from Windows install media and perform startup repair.
     
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  5. Pasta88

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    tried it and it didnt work. Did a gparted live to delete the os partition. Created a new one and put installed win 8.1 one it, made it to my desktop, rebooted after a while and again no desktop. What the hell is causing this?

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  6. s1ave77

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    Any other graphics card ports to test :g:? Windows sometimes confuses them.
     
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  7. Pasta88

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    I am using one that I installed that worked fine for months before this. No others to try.
     
  8. Pasta88

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    Should I just use my integrated graphics card to see if it works and not use my installed graphics card for my hdmi connection for my tv?
     
  9. jayblok

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    yes,try it
     
  10. Pasta88

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    #10 Pasta88, Oct 18, 2014
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    Guys, I just noticed i have my sata data cable that is hooked up to my hard drive and dvd-rw player connected to my mobo. Also, I noticed another sata power cable hooked up from my mobo to my dvd-rw player but there is nothing from mobo to HD. Do all I need to do is hook up a sata power cable from mobo to HD and my problem will be solved or might this screw up my mobo? Plz let me know.





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  11. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Come on guys. Some help plz.
     
  12. s1ave77

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    Shut down PC, unplug the power cable then hook the HDD up to mobo (data and power). Initialize system and test.
     
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  13. WinDev

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    Try to remove hard drive from your computer and test it on other computer.

    If there are problems, so your OS is broken and you need to re-install or you installed a pirated version of Windows 8 (or 8.1, which one you use).

    If there aren't problems, then there's a problem in your hardware.
     
  14. Pasta88

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    Don't have another PC that is easily accessible so I can't. Tried 2 versions of 8 and 2 versions of 8.1.

    I have a PC that was working fine 3 weeks ago and havent used it since. I turned it on the other day to use it. It booted up, got to the 4 blue boxes for windows and expected to load my desktop but it didnt. I tried using gparted live and then install windows 8 again, saw the 4 blue boxes again and loaded devices and then no desktop again. What could be causing this?

    I tried using 2 different HD's. 2 different dvd players, 1 integrated video card and 1 I installed. I have tried windows 8 and 8.1 but cant seem to get to my desktop. Can someone plz help.

    thx
     
  15. kbman

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    Why are you using gparted and not the built in partition software from windows install? just curious
     
  16. Pasta88

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    coz it is a great partition software,
     
  17. WinDev

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    Are you tried to install Windows 8.1 with Update 1 ? After installation, you should automatically go to desktop, not in the Metro Menu.
     
  18. s1ave77

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    #18 s1ave77, Oct 19, 2014
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    Did you make sure all devices are connected properly (should be always the first test) :g:? If you are unsure provide a photo.

    BTW: SATA devices are connected to MB with a data cable and to PS with a power plug.
     
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  19. Pasta88

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    Used gparted to delete and add a partition for win 7. Everything loaded fine. Rebooted win 7 and could not get onto my desktop. For the heck of it i loaded pc into safe mode with internet access and it worked fine.

    Why is safe mode I can reach my desktop but not in normal mode. Any ideas?

    thx
     
  20. WinDev

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    For some reason, your computer ''doesn't want'' to load your desktop. I don't know how, but it's very close this is the hardware problem.