I had postponed an update and even then Microsoft decided to force the reboot without warning. I saw that message as well as others so here's my beef. If I was in the middle of a presentation this would have been awful.
I thought MSFT had learned that lesson but as we see with the Windows 8, the start button, metro disaster they seem to want to cut the MSFT stock price in half or more.
I couldn't find this problem ANYWHERE online, so I thought I would just type it into a forum.
I installed Windows 8 on my computer in January of this year.
I have a slight issue with my computer, which I am worried will turn into something huge. Recently, after booting up my windows 8 computer, right before the tile interface screen (I have my preferences set so that it skips the log-on screen) the background color turns blue (it is normally red) and instead of logging-on it says 'preparing windows.' It takes a little less than 5 minutes, and then when it is done, it is as though I have made a new user account. The default screen saver is on, there are hardly any tiles, and NONE of my files are to be found ANYWHERE, with the exception of the account icon, which I can only see if I look at the little square on the top right hand corner of the tile interface screen; it is not in the pictures library (that is empty).
The first time this happened I completely freaked out, but after rebooting my normal account was just fine. It was as though nothing had happened.
This has happened 3 times now, and while right now it is no real issue, because all I have to do is reboot, I am afraid that it will turn into something that really is a problem.
I built my computer, so I would really like to keep it working
-OS Windows 8
-my motherboard is an Asus F1A75-M PRO
-my processor is an AMD A8-3850 APU (2.49 GHz)
-64-bit OS and processor
-4 GB of RAM
P.S -- I do have another user account, which is not personalized AT ALL, since I almost NEVER use it, but even that has programs that I have installed on my main account, and has files of mine, so my computer is definitely not logging on to another account by accident.
Help, please?? Thanks !!