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  1. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    I keep getting the following message whenever I open an app ( such as Mail ).......
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    I could change it to 1024x768 and it worked.
    But if I exited from the app and then came back later, same error message reappeared, and I had to change resolution again.
    Is there anyway I can make the change stick ?
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Have you looked at control panel, display, display settings?
     
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    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    Thank you.
    It is sorted now.
     
  4. patcooke

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    ok - thanks for the feedback.
     
  5. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    I replied too soon.
    Problem persists.
     
  6. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Is the OS 8 or 8.1 you are using? If 8.1, did you go with the upgrade route or a clean install? What it sounds like to me is you got a corrupt install.
     
  7. davidhk129

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    It was a clean install.
     
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    Did you burn the ISO to a disk and boot from disc? Or did you use the USB method, seems lot of the USB installs are buggy. Sometimes the download can be/get corrupted or burned at a speed that was to fast. It happened to me with the Windows 8 preview..I redownloaded the ISO made a new bootable disc, reinstalled and that time I was good to go.

    Since 8.1 RTM is comming at the end of the month....that's going to be a hard call to make. Do I re-download the ISO and go through all that or just wait for 8.1 RTM and clean install then.

    If this was my machine, I would re-download the ISO and burn it, and clean install to make sure I was error free.
     
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  9. davidhk129

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    OK. I'll might re-install Win 8.1.

    Thank you for the time.
     
  10. davidhk129

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    Well, after reinstalling .....
    1. resolution issue no more..... great.
    2. sign in issue is iffy.
    First I was able to sign in (with Win 8.1 ) but unable to reply.
    Then I refreshed and was not even able to sign in at all.
    Then I opened this thread, and tried to sign in. HEY! I got in.

    Next, I am going to sign out and then try to sign back in.
    I am keeping my fingers crossed.
     
  11. davidhk129

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    Very strange.
    I signed out, and then tried to sign back in. No go.
    I opened this thread, and I was able to sign in.

    I give up.
    Either this forum is possessed, or I am.
    ha ha ha ha.
     
  12. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Now try this again:

    You have to hit the alt key and go to tools, compatibility settings and add windowsforum.com to the list.
     
  13. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    I had replied to you in the Can't Sign In thread.
    The Compatibility View option had been tried. It did not work for me.
     
  14. ginovat

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    If logging in is the only issue that you're having with ie11, you can always drag'n'drop the logon link into the address bar and load it from there. Another option; you can right click on the login/signup link and select open, copy link location , or open in new tab.
     
  15. bassfisher6522

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    Did you try it again after the reinstall.....
     
  16. davidhk129

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    Yes. Compatibility View does not work for me in this case. Period.

    The ONLY way I can sign in is to open a thread, any thread, then I can sign myself in.
     
  17. bassfisher6522

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    I'm stumped....sitting here scratching my head, thinking WTF is going on. I'm betting it's something simple as well.
     
  18. davidhk129

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    I had had a lot of issues installing this win 8.1 preview.
    I had viruses, 33 of them. Malwarebytes took care of that. That stupid Windows Defender must be out for lunch.
    Then, resolution issue, which was rectified.
    Then, I lost the Sleep option, which was rectified.
    Then, System Restore could not finished, stating that there was an anti-virus interfering. I have yet to try that again.
    Then, this sign in issue which is partially fixed.

    I don't think I will open my wallet for the Win 8.1 Release.
     
  19. davidhk129

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    Just did a system restore, using the most reliable restore point.
    Here is the error message.
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  20. bassfisher6522

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    Holy crap....yours is one of the worst case's I've seen. On the bright side....8.1 will be free to those who have windows 8 all ready.

    Question: Have you checked for a mobo chipset update and a BIOS update? If not, I would update the chipset and update/flash the BIOS. Freaking hell, it can't hurt...
     

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