Are you using a local account or a connected account in Windows 8?
Does this software Wolfram Mathematica not function in Desktop UI in Windows 8?
It seems as if the explorer.exe process is restarting time and again. Go to Task Manager; check the CPU and Memory usage for Windows Explorer as shown in the image
Please revert with the information and I will help you further.
Thanks and Regards,
For the last few weeks, my taskbar has randomly restarted; that is, it disappeared for a few seconds, all the icons on it disappeared, then came back. Simultaneously, my wallpaper will disappear. This also happens when I try to
*Launch the File Explorer (D:)
*Launch Wolfram Mathematica in safe mode.
This is probably stupid, but I also feel this has something to do with java -- specifically, javaw.exe. Any tips?