Resolution

davidhk129

Senior Member
#1
I keep getting the following message whenever I open an app ( such as Mail ).......


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 ?
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
Staff member
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Microsoft MVP
#2
Have you looked at control panel, display, display settings?
 


patcooke

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#4
ok - thanks for the feedback.
 


bassfisher6522

Essential Member
#6
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.
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#7
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.
It was a clean install.
 


bassfisher6522

Essential Member
#8
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.
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#9
OK. I'll might re-install Win 8.1.

Thank you for the time.
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#10
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.
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#11
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
Now try this again:

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


davidhk129

Senior Member
#13
Now try this again:

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


ginovat

Well-Known Member
#14
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
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.
Did you try it again after the reinstall.....
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#16
Did you try it again after the reinstall.....
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
I'm stumped....sitting here scratching my head, thinking WTF is going on. I'm betting it's something simple as well.
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#18
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.
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#19
Just did a system restore, using the most reliable restore point.
Here is the error message.
 


#20
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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