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Windows 8 Start Menu Desktop Shortcut gone Black?

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Media Center Pro

    Windows 8 Start Menu Desktop Shortcut gone Black?


    Hey!

    My start menu looks like this:

    Click image for larger version

    It happened after my computer froze and I had to press the restart button manually. To be honest my desktop is loading up slower too. My desktop doesn't have a black wallpaper, it's original and blue hence why I am confused. Hopefully it'll be solved. Cheers.
    Last edited by Brink; 15 May 2013 at 10:28. Reason: embedded image

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Varg, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You could probably change your desktop background or theme to something else then back to toggle it to work again.

    Since this just recently happened, you could also do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to hopefully undo the cause of both issues.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Media Center Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Varg, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You could probably change your desktop background or theme to something else then back to toggle it to work again.

    Since this just recently happened, you could also do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to hopefully undo the cause of both issues.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks, Brink! It worked perfectly; "You could probably change your desktop background or theme to something else then back to toggle it to work again." (What I did)

    Just pointing it out, if someone else is having the issue they could probably google this up - I couldn't find anything. Thanks again!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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