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Window 10 start button not working

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#1 jmtjet


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Posted 07 May 2016 - 10:12 PM

My start button doesn't work on my Windows 10 (upgrade from Win 8.1) . When I click it I get nothing. If I want to shut down, I have to right click in the corner and choose shut down. Is this supposed to work this way?

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 01:25 PM

 No, it's not supposed to work that way.  I've run into this and had to restore from a backup.  I've seen others reporting this problem, but haven't seen a fix.  When you get it working, be sure to go to feedback and report the problem to Microsoft.  If anybody knows of a fix for this, I'd sure love to see it!


 Good luck.

Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:50 AM

We occasionally get fixes with this in one of these ways at work:

- make a new user account

or (In this order):

- run System Restore to a point before this started to happen

- run DISM/SFC

- run a RESET using the "Keep My Files" option

- perform a backukp and then run a RESET using the "Remove Everything option (this is the last option and it wipes your system clean of everything!)

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 08:05 AM

You can also create a new account. I did this when my MS account wouldn't run the Store, Mail and camera apps. I created a new local account  and gave it admin rights. Then I copied all the folder unders C:\users\old accountnname to C:\users\New Account Name logged in as the old account. Once logged in i ran the store and linked it to my MS account. I also did that with my One Drive account and it's back to normal and has been for a month.

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