Windows 8 shows a blinking purple screen after boot. I can't access the start menu and desktop.. How do I fix this?

It worked fine for a day. Then this happened.

Mine 8.1 screen flicking between desktop and purple screen constantly, happened due to a Windows update that must of happened when I was not paying attention.

I just went into the recovery menu by holding turning computer off and Before you turn the computer on hold the F8 key

-Hold down the F8 key the entire time until "Please wait" appears on your screen

-Then it will say recovery

-See advanced repair options

Got To:


-Advanced options

-System restore

I choose a restore date before I did my last windows update and then vola it worked.

Then I created a good restore point and reinstalled the update and everything was fine. I hope this helps someone.

I'm assuming the update originally got interrupted either by loss or hiccup in the Wi-Fi or DSL and something did not go right.

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Last updated July 20, 2020 Views 16,597 Applies to: