New Build: 2 Windows Issues

Discussion in 'Windows & Other OS Discussion & Support' started by Dyre Straits, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    1. Taskbar: auto hide refuses to "stick". After coming out of sleep, the taskbar is present and I have to go into settings and turn auto hide back on;

    2. Windows Theme: This also refuses to "stick". Even in the process of using the computer, the selected theme will exit to a single image...stretched across all 5 displays. Which isn't pretty at all...because the image is stretched beyond the screen borders to one HUGE image.

    #1 has been going on for a while now. I was hoping a totally new Windows install would fix it.

    #2 has started after the new Windows install.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    stop using sleep is number 1 suggesting....

    Sounds like a glitched installation of windows however, perform a proper full clean install again and try.
     
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    Did you have all 5 monitors hooked up while installing the OS? I usually make sure to disconnect all the monitors before a clean install, then add the monitors 1 at a time, and finally set up the extended display setting.

    Not sure if that's going to help here though, but it's worth a shot IF you decided to reinstall the OS as per what Judas suggested.
     
  4. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    This is a new build completely.

    I installed Windows with the downloaded file option using a license from Win 7 to only one monitor before proceeding to do any updates and adding the other displays.
     
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    i'd say it's worthwhile doing a reinstall cleanly using 1903 directly...

    as i said, bad installs occur with weirdness that can't really be explained...

    Recently did an install in which everything worked beautifully, but no matter what i did, opening settings and then accessing apps would cause the settings app to crash without error or even an event timer indicator of sorts.... just boom, gone.. retry.. no matter what i did, the only thing that fixed it was a fresh new install and it was problem free.
     
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    Did sleep ever work 100%?
     
  7. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    I started noticing problems a bit over a year ago. Dealt with it until some other nagging problems drove me to do a new install late last year. Then, once again just a few weeks ago I did a Windows Reset.

    This entire situation is likely due to the number of displays I'm using....but it shouldn't...IMHO. For example, when I bring the system out of sleep, I often get a "...task bar is hidden...." message. That likely is referencing the HDTV-which doesn't come out of sleep on its own. I have to manually turn it on with the remote.

    So, rather then continue to deal with it knowing I wanted to upgrade the entire system, I was hopeful those nagging things would be gone with this upgrade.
     

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