Win 8 Pro x64 reboot issue

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by xakerz, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. xakerz

    xakerz MDL Novice

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    Hello MDL community :) I have a problem with my OS: If I choose reboot - windows don't do it. It shows me "Rebooting..." and than just turn off monitor, all fans are working, computer doesn't show anything. it seems like Windows simply turn of the monitor and that's all.
    I tried to do chkdsk - no issues
    sfc.exe /scannow says that it found some problem files but could't repair them.

    It happened after using driver update tool "SlimDrivers"

    Does anyone encountered with this issue? Don't wanna reinstall windows :(
     
  2. Majestic

    Majestic MDL Junior Member

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    Run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    Then run sfc/scannow

    If it does not help, reset Windows
     
  3. xakerz

    xakerz MDL Novice

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    Does it keep my programs and personal information alive?
     
  4. Aninvitedsoul

    Aninvitedsoul MDL Senior Member

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    Yes.It is safe,will fix things.
     
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  5. Aninvitedsoul

    Aninvitedsoul MDL Senior Member

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    And always install drivers from your computer manufacturer's.Try that too.
     
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  6. xakerz

    xakerz MDL Novice

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    I know that but I have an old motherboard gigabyte p35-ds3p so I decided that support on official website is closed and I should find newer driver by myself
    Also I have a stupid habit from windows XP - to switch off restore points :(
     
  7. Aninvitedsoul

    Aninvitedsoul MDL Senior Member

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    Slim Driver always give false dates of installed drivers and I think it not reliable. Driver Genius 11 works right for me most of the time just onemistake

    rarely.I learned a hard lesson switching system restore off,I create a restore point every day now. :)
     
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  8. Majestic

    Majestic MDL Junior Member

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    #8 Majestic, Jan 17, 2014
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    It depends on which option you chose.

    In Search, type Recovery and make your choice

    Suggest you back up your spp folder just in case you need to reinstall.
     
  9. xakerz

    xakerz MDL Novice

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    It seems like I need to reinstall my Windows, nothing helped. Anyway thaks you :rolleyes:
     
  10. Enigma256

    Enigma256 MDL Senior Member

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    So you've already identified the problem.

    It's most likely a bad device driver.

    I've encountered something similar a while back. I updated some Atheros Bluetooth drivers, and it prevented the system from rebooting (or shutting down). I rolled back to the previous version, and the problem was fixed. Moral of the story: the newest version isn't always the best; sometimes a new driver will introduce new bugs.
     
  11. xakerz

    xakerz MDL Novice

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    Enigma256
    I installed Synaptic "synaptics pointing device driver" and have no idea how to delete it. It doesn't show in "Programs and Features" and hasn't uninstall file :confused:
     
  12. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    look in device manager,

     
  13. Majestic

    Majestic MDL Junior Member

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    Click Device Manager and double click the suspecting faulting device. Then uninstall the device.
     
  14. xakerz

    xakerz MDL Novice

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    I don't have any synaptic device and also don't have any device with yellow triangle. Everything in Device manager works fine.
    May be someone know a tools which can scan system for installed drivers and remove them?