Windows 8 desktop flashing

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ned93

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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
 
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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 :)
 

TerryNet

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There is a way to "recover to factory defaults," right? Have you tried that?
 

ned93

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No error message.
Hp Envy Icore7
Norton
Nothing external
 

ned93

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