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Windows 8 desktop flashing

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ned93, Feb 5, 2015.

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  1. ned93

    ned93 Thread Starter

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    I have a windows 8 laptop. It takes forever to boot. It automatically goes to the desktop. After the icons have loaded, they all disappear. I am left with the taskbar, which is empty except for the windows logo. Then the whole screen flashes between dark blue and light blue.
    I got into safe mode, and the same thing happens. It doesn't give me time to do anything. In safe mode I opened IE, then it started flashing, all the icons disappeared. IE stayed on the screen but it was inoperable.
    I don't have any system disks to reinstall or repair from.
    Any ideas would be appreciated.
    Ned
     
  2. weirdtoys

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    Hi,

    Questions to narrow your situation:
    1) Do you get an error message and what exactly is it?
    2) What make and model is your laptop
    3) What anti-virus do you have installed on your PC
    4) Have you connected any external devices

    the more information you provide the easier it is to solve your situation :)
     
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    There is a way to "recover to factory defaults," right? Have you tried that?
     
  4. dustyjay

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    What is the Manufacturer and EXACT model number of the Laptop?
     
  5. ned93

    ned93 Thread Starter

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    No error message.
    Hp Envy Icore7
    Norton
    Nothing external
     
  6. ned93

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    I have,but it asks for a password, and I have no clue what it is.
     
  7. ned93

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    Hp envy 17-j070ca
     
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