Problem in windows 8 after start8 HELP PLEASE!!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by buggatti, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. buggatti

    buggatti MDL Novice

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    Hey
    i intsalled the new start8 and decor8 didnt lke it. so i uninstalled it. Now when i start my pc it takes a very long time at the welcome screen and after the welcome screen i see a blank metro color screen. after few minitues i see the startscreen. I think start8 is the culprit bexause before startscreen apearing i see a frame of the desktop and when i log in safe mode it skip metro.
    i tried sfc scannow it say cant repair file and i dont have a system restore

    can any one help


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  2. noncentz705

    noncentz705 MDL Junior Member

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    beside's repairing windows, and running a registry cleaner. try reinstalling start8/decor8 with a software that will monitor the installation and any changes it makes to your computer then uninstall program and revert said changes.
     
  3. WPNettwerk

    WPNettwerk MDL Novice

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    Wrong, you dont need software what monitoring installation of software. I hightly recomend to do restore if it is possible. Or reinstall app and unselect all enabled options and than uninstall it.
     
  4. noncentz705

    noncentz705 MDL Junior Member

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    you missed the part of the post where he said he doesn't have a system restore point o_O and besides sometimes when uninstalling programs, you're left with traces in the registry, or files on your hdd that your cleaners won't find. that's why i suggest monitoring before and after installation to spot all the files and changes, and remove them... very useful with trial software btw
     
  5. Fraggy

    Fraggy MDL Addicted

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    You can do a system refresh. This feature has been introduced to fix those kind of problems very quickly.
     
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  7. buggatti

    buggatti MDL Novice

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    Thanks everyone for the Reply I really appriiate it

    I cant do a refresh because i am doing sql assignments and refresh will delete all the desktop softwares.

    I tried reinstalling and uninstalling start8 and decor 8 and editing the options but nothing is working
    i have cleanned all registry and even i tried skiping metro using other software but that is still happening.

    i am going ti try the new skipping method of explorer-pplic method and i hope that fixes it

    Again thanks for all the replys
     
  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Doing sql assignment and not backing up system before messing up system files...nicely done! :doh:
     
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  9. buggatti

    buggatti MDL Novice

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    I was thinking whats the worse that can happen . its just a startmenu............


    Anyway the explorer pplic didnt fix it
     
  10. ace2

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    #10 ace2, Nov 18, 2012
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    Look in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools\Services for Stardock Start8 if there disable.
    Look in C:\Program Files for Stardock & delete
    Look in C:\Program Files (x86) Stardock & delete (On 64bit System)
    Look in C:\ProgramData for Stardock & delete
    Search Registry for Stardock & Start8 & delete
    Install CCleaner & Cleanup
    Defrag Hard Drive
     
  11. ALEMBONG

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    #11 ALEMBONG, Nov 18, 2012
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    Right click on My Computer, Manage, Service and Applications, Services, right click stardock Start8, properties, Start Type (set it to disabled).
     
  12. badboy77

    badboy77 MDL Novice

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    Edit:
    try first what ALEMBONG said, will probably fix it.

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    if not try to install StartIsBack -> startisback.com/#download-tab

    its a "native" way of doing StartMenu and he uses a hook to skip the Metro stuff directly to Desktop, maybe with this it can pass what is causing that delay you have

    if it works will not fix it but get you at least a stable windows to properly fix it

    try it
     
  13. pii

    pii MDL Junior Member

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    #13 pii, Nov 19, 2012
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    How can resetting your PC to a clean state be considered a quick fix? :eek:He will have to reinstall everything after the reset and, unless he has a recent backup, that seems like a pain in the ass for a quick fix. The first thing I do after a OS install is turn on system restore and install Acronis just so I can do a real quick fix. ;) Live and learn!

    Edit: Ok maybe I'm wrong does a refreash remove your programs also or is that the other option (reset?) that does that? Is refreash like a system restore or does it refresh it to new but leaves your personal files alone?
     
  14. Shenj

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    #14 Shenj, Nov 19, 2012
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  15. pii

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    #15 pii, Nov 20, 2012
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    Look interesting I'll assume this is some sort of system restore type backup with multiply snapshots?

    I have a feeling Acronis gives me more flexiblity though but I'll see and will deffently be checking out that app


    It looks like there is no way to use it if you can't boot windows so Acronis is still my best friend for saving my ass.