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Need help with my start menu! URGENT!

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    Need help with my start menu! URGENT!


    Hello, I'm Joe.

    I'm having problems with accessing my start menu, i can open it in anyway (That i have tried. I tried the windows key and going into the corner like usual). When i click the windows key nothing happens, when i go to the corner it looks like this:
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    When clicked, again, nothing happens. I know no other ways of opening the start menu, if you tell me i'll try them and feedback but does anyone know a way to fix this?

    It's urgent!

    Thanks!!

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    Posts : 31
    Windows 8


    Try windows key + R. type in sfc \scannow in the run box. This might help. sfc=System File Checker
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    That didn't work for me, it pops up momentarily (I mean like blink of an eye momentarily) then goes straight back down?
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    Posts : 31
    Windows 8


    Well I'm out of ideas except for a work around.
    ninite.com download "classic shell" and install.
    on the classic shell settings there is a setting to make the windows key
    bring up the metro start screen.
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    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64 bit)


    Right-click in the bottom-left corner of the screen, choose "Command Prompt (Admin)", then try running the System File Checker from there - type "sfc /scannow" without quotes and hit Enter.
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