DWM off producing black screen, unresponsive computer

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by kitsigns, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. kitsigns

    kitsigns MDL Junior Member

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    DWM off has been mostly fine for me in the past but recently it's begun to simply turn the entire screen black, and the only thing I can do from there is move the cursor, alt-tab between open programs, and alt-f4 them. I can't even do a power down or restart, so I have to press the hardware reset button on the pc every time this happens. Anyone have insight into this problem?
     
  2. P.J

    P.J MDL ☂

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    Why do you wanna disable it? It makes everything like XP :31:
     
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  3. kitsigns

    kitsigns MDL Junior Member

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    Sometimes I want to play a windowed game or draw on my drawing tablet without forced vsync and lag from desktop compositing. It's not a permanent thing.