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Resetting the BIOS to defaults, save, power off, reboot, set BIOS back the way you want it (OC, XMP) sometimes clears up debris left over from bios updates. If you do this, make sure you set Windows 8.1 to boot directly to your desktop . #2 – Explorer.exe Does its Own Thing After installing a brand new version of Read More . I reinstalled Start8, rebooted, and then once PC was back up completely, I used the Charms bar to shut down completely (or as completely as I have now learned Windows 8/8.1

I set a timer running at the exact moment I pressed the power on button (with only a second or two gap) and it took around 2 mins (maybe 2mins 30 You may have a point about something SNAFUing during shutdown instead of start-up. Go here to find out how you can Emergency Restart or Shutdown Windows. We’d love your feedback!

I of course immediately thought, "F'ing Microsoft!". First assume you are at a good BIOS level. Ty for you help. In addition, you can skip all of this entirely by choosing to put your computer to Sleep instead of shutting it down every time you're done using it.

Check it out and hopefully you can figure out what is happening. I will keep checking this forum to see if the issue with Start8 and Windows 8.1 gets resolved. Find Us Software Games Forums Support About My Account Sign In Search Sign Up | Lost Login? On the next Startup, notice the startup time.

While started with a live account, Windows 8.1 tends to synchronize your data and settings, which is time consuming. If I were to put my PC to sleep right now and immediately wake it up, performance would most likely be the exact same. As shown above, my computer had a critical boot duration of almost three minutes, due mostly to boot processes that occurred post the actual booting up. It transpires though that Microsoft have done away with the start menu in favor of an “App view” which functions in pretty much the same way.

William Thompson says: July 28, 2014 at 8:23 am "The KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR Blue Screen of Death occurs whenever Windows has trouble reading something kept in the memory properly." This is the best The Fast startup settings comes into play only when you are shutting down the computer and not when you are restarting it. Resetting the BIOS to defaults, save, power off, reboot, set BIOS back the way you want it (OC, XMP) sometimes clears up debris left over from bios updates. Regarding support, what is your ticket id?

Switch to a Local Account If you have already migrated to the latest update with a same username being used in Windows 8, you may need to change that. One I experience often as well. The only thing small software developers such as Stardock can do about this is 1) submit files to Norton and hope they are paying attention and 2) Recommend toour customers that I have had limited success with previous installs to a 2nd hard...

I really like it. Carolyn says: July 12, 2015 at 8:30 pm My PC keeps losing the connection to wifi in the house. Thank you for the detailed response. any idea what this problem is because this issue annoys me alot.

See if the same thing happens. All of this could have been avoided if Windows 8.1 had continued to be "compatible" with the older programs. These registry entries along with their prescribed value data are described in the steps below. The clash appears to occur within Windows registry, when the update changes certain registry values.

I've been going through Eight Forums guides quite a bit to tweak for performance, alas I'm still having issues. When do you start counting? Gary says: April 3, 2014 at 12:09 pm 2 Desktops.

If I do disable secure boot do I need to enable legacy boot?

And when do you stop counting? A mysterious blank window has been greeting users who have in turn been reporting the problem. Much less memory usage after sleep. Credit to the users on the Microsoft Community.

Does it? Now that you have a list in front of you open Device Manager and track down each component. Ask ! I tried it nevertheless and disabled Dropbox.

If none of the above solutions work for you, you have a choice. Reply #24 mtg11 Join Date 01/2013 0 November 3, 2013 3:12:47 AM from Stardock Forums typical i guess. Please add any other problems or solutions you’ve found in your experience using Windows 8.1 in the comments below. I believe that I will reinstall Start8 and try to cold boot again using that method to see what happens.

I don't install desktop apps, and just use store apps. The problem may also be with icons and general text. I tried to make my boot time faster by following you, but it still same.. In the Windows that opens up check out event IDs 100 and 200.

Reply #17 Neil Banfield Join Date 04/2001 +393 October 28, 2013 4:58:16 PM from Stardock Forums Regarding your ticket, the product manager is the person who will ensure that we are I then shut it down again, and booted it up the next day, it froze, I cursed Microsoft, I rebooted, and had no more problems. thank you in advance. 🙂 William Thompson says: July 15, 2015 at 1:23 pm Hi Xavier, you might check the link below on the Windows forum for others discussing similar issues.