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Half of my Start screen is suddenly off the bottom of the screen!

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Half of my Start screen is suddenly off the bottom of the screen!


    I have no idea why, but this just randomly happened today while I was moving around files on an external drive.

    This is what the first few rows of icons should look like, but it's like everything under the word "Start" was moved down and partially off the screen. I don't know how to get it back, or which process to attempt restarting (is the Start screen handled by the explorer.exe process?)

    Also, the right-click menu (which is usually on the bottom) is completely hidden, so I can't use any of that functionality.
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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hello there!

    I would try doing a System Restore, under Action Center. Or I would try running the line sfc/ scannow in an administrative command prompt box, then restart.

    Actually, have you restarted?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Hello there!

    I would try doing a System Restore, under Action Center. Or I would try running the line sfc/ scannow in an administrative command prompt box, then restart.

    Actually, have you restarted?
    I haven't restarted, but it will probably go away as soon as I do. Just wondering if there was a quicker fix like restarting a process but I'll try restarting and get back to you. Damn my laziness xD
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Half of my Start screen is suddenly off the bottom of the screen!
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