Windows 10: Windows PowerShell acting weird? Solved

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  1.    31 Mar 2017 #1

    Windows PowerShell acting weird?


    Hello,

    After updating from insider to 15063 and 15063.11 RTM powershell seems to be showing random symbols, but when I try to copy paste these symbols somewhere else they show up as normal text.

    In powershell I see this:

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    After copy paste I get this:

    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>


    I also had this issue in 15058 (not in 15048) and also all of my apps were gone and did not function( fixed that by doing manual resets in settings app).

    The issue is probably with powershell's data since most other apps had issues with that and needed a reset, but there is no option to reset powershell in the settings app :/
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  2. Posts : 4,474
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       31 Mar 2017 #2

    That looks more like a GPU driver problem. Does this happen with any other programs? What GPU do you have on your computer and are you using a second or external screen?
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  3. Posts : 4,499
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       31 Mar 2017 #3

    I'm using Insider Preview Version 1703 Build 15063.11 and don't see that problem. Haven't seen an official RTM Version 1703 Build 15063.11 yet.
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  4.    01 Apr 2017 #4

    bro67 said: View Post
    That looks more like a GPU driver problem. Does this happen with any other programs? What GPU do you have on your computer and are you using a second or external screen?
    I have a GTX 1070, and I have updated my graphics driver, did not fix the issue. I do not have any similar issues with other applications.

    The only thing I could try is doing a complete clean driver install with DDU.

    Berton said: View Post
    I'm using Insider Preview Version 1703 Build 15063.11 and don't see that problem. Haven't seen an official RTM Version 1703 Build 15063.11 yet.
    Might be because I am still an insider, shouldn't be an issue, since I had this problem with 15063 too.
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  5. Posts : 93
    Windows 10
       01 Apr 2017 #5

    GioXmen said: View Post
    The only thing I could try is doing a complete clean driver install with DDU.
    Before you go down that road, maybe restore the default personalisation settings for the console. Try options Two and Three in the linked tutorial.

    Command Prompt - Restore Default Personalization Settings
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  6.    01 Apr 2017 #6

    Pyprohly said: View Post
    Before you go down that road, maybe restore the default personalisation settings for the console. Try options Two and Three in the linked tutorial.

    Command Prompt - Restore Default Personalization Settings
    Thanks for the suggestion! Sadly it did not work( option two looked promising) , done option two and ran the batch file as administrator in option three, did not help :/

    P.S Seems like Powershell ISE does work, but the default Powershell does not. [GREEN] - works, [RED] - does not work.

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  7. Posts : 4,474
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       02 Apr 2017 #7

    Should not be doing that at all. Try uninstalling device and driver and reboot to let windows install the default microsoft version. If no, you will have to do a clean install of windows.
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  •    02 Apr 2017 #8

    Just removed my GPU and it is still broken with intel HD graphics, well if fixing it means doing a clean install of windows then that just means it will have to stay broken :/
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  •    02 Apr 2017 #9

    It sounds like either something is corrupt in %localappdata% so a new account would fix it or something is bust with powershell and a repair install would most likely fix it.

    Try a new account - if that doesn't work a repair install only takes half an hour (assuming you have the ISO already) and you get to keep all your programs/documents etc.
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  •    02 Apr 2017 #10

    lx07 said: View Post
    It sounds like either something is corrupt in %localappdata% so a new account would fix it or something is bust with powershell and a repair install would most likely fix it.

    Try a new account - if that doesn't work a repair install only takes half an hour (assuming you have the ISO already) and you get to keep all your programs/documents etc.
    It is VERY likely that something in powershell's data is corrupt, since most apps after upgrading to this build did not work, and only started to work after doing resets( deleting the data and starting fresh) from settings.

    Is there any ways to delete the stuff that powershell uses and just make it regenerate everything?

    Going to try making a new account and see if powershell is fixed
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