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Start screen stopped working

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Start screen stopped working


    I updated from Windows 7 Home Premium. Everything was working fine until this morning. I am able to boot to my user account and the Start screen appears. However, none of the tiles work. I can't get onto my desktop. When I try Task Manager, it will flash briefly but won't display. I can switch users, shut down, etc by using ctrl-alt-delete options. When I switch to a different user account, everything works including the Start screen. When I switch back, the Start screen doesn't work. I am now using an alternate user accounts, but I need to get back to my main account. Any advice?

    TIA
    Jim

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  2. #2


    System Restore to before this happened?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    System Restore to before this happened?
    No. I did a file backup with Backup Maker with automatic shutdown when finished, last night. When I turned the system back on this morning, I got the problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Start screen stopped working
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