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06-13-2012, 12:44 AM
I have a problem with my windows 8 RP. At the beginning after I installed, everything worked fine. Even after I installed the drivers, everything went well until I installed the Nvidia NForce graphics card driver.
The computer rebooted, and when I logged back in everything except the background of the start screen / Metro UI was missing.
Any suggestions on what I should do to fix this?
06-13-2012, 02:24 AM
I would do a system restore to before you installed the graphics driver. For years the old adage was if it ain't broke , don't fix it, especially with graphics drivers. The newest driver is not always the best. We used to hear almost daily of someone that installed the latest driver only to start having a problem. For me the default graphics driver that installed with Win 8 RP is working very well.
If you created an Image (as I have been recommending from day 1) you could restore you PC to the exact moment the Image was created in less than 10 minutes.
Could, in Device Mgr, just, roll back the driver.
Also, check in PC Settings, Personalize > Start Screen if a (new) background can be (re)selected successfully) before, doing anything else.
06-13-2012, 10:15 AM
I was going to suggest the driver roll back as well, but just though the restore might be easier, except that in some cases System Restore points are not generated automatically. I think TM mentioned to manually create restore points in another thread. MS shows the proper method. (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Create-a-restore-point)
06-13-2012, 10:01 PM
Hi Casillas,welcome to our forum!
Have you fixed the issue? If not, try microsoft answer (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-hardware/i-installed-my-graphics-card-driver-and-now-all-my/133b2a88-4dbe-4677-879d-0fc206fae973) to check if that works.
06-14-2012, 05:54 PM
I would suggest you to perform a system restore as Ted said and check if that helps.
06-14-2012, 10:27 PM
Yes, I did a System Restore. Everything is ok. Thank you for answers! Thank you very much!
Cool, nice to hear that did the trick.
06-15-2012, 01:36 AM
Graphics drivers seem to be the biggest offender in the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" sentiment. Over the years I have seen and read of more problems with updated graphics drivers breaking something. If your present graphics seem fine for your use, pass on the "New" drivers.
Since Win 8 RP is a beta OS, any drivers being developed for Win 8 RP are also beta drivers. Sometimes these will work, sometimes they will not.
06-15-2012, 07:38 AM
Yes, a thousand times "YES"!
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it". That can go equally well for just about everything. Cars, lawn mowers, girlfriends, etc. ;)
With this Beta Testing thingy, it's even more important to not mess with something that's actually working. Eh?
And while we're speaking about System Restore.....making a restore point isn't as easy as it was in XP, but hey.....it's DO'able.
I rely so much on System Restore to pull my butt out of the fire, that I have a script in my XP Startup folder to force a new restore point on every boot-up. That script won't work on Win-8, so I just manually make a new restore point before I do something that could wind up being a big mistake.
A System Restore can take care of the little "Oooops!" that come along from day to day, but for the really big "Awshitz!" that can also happen, especially when Beta Testing, I rely on my last Ghost backup of my C: drive.
Good Luck All!
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