Posted 06 January 2013 - 18:55
Not sure if maybe there's just some issue w/ AMD + Win 8? Or just Win 8 being.. Win 8.
I also get weird display glitches on Win 8 Pro. My desktop has a Radeon HD 7970, currently using the AMD Catalyst 12.10 drivers. My desktop is also always on, but it does turn off the display after 30 mins. One of two things sometimes happens when I "wake" the display by moving the mouse, etc:
A. The display comes back, but the resolution is resized to something ridiculous like 640x480. I have to right-click on the Desktop, bring up "Screen Resolution", then click "Detect", then click OK. This always fixes it. It's like Win 8 forgets what monitor I have plugged in?
B. The display doesn't wake up at all, stays black. When this happens, I haven't found a workaround, I *always* need to turn off the computer. Interestingly, when it's in this state & I press the computer's power button the computer will power off right away. It's like it was busy trying to shut down on its own for some reason & instead of a proper shutdown it hung up?
So yeah, I don't have any solutions, but have seen similar things. Not related, but my Win 8 computer is also doing this weird thing where sometimes it gets stuck repeating a system sound (I think the sound file associated to the New Mail sound?), I have no idea why it's doing it.. restarting the computer seems to fix it temporarily, but I can't figure out if it's Windows or some program in the background, or even if it's from the desktop or from Metro??
Ugh, definitely thinking of switching back to Win 7, never had these issues before! But I'd be curious if you manage to get any further w/ the display issue.