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Start Screen Disappeared Overnight!

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    Windows 8.1.1

    Start Screen Disappeared Overnight!


    So I woke my desktop from sleep, and there was no Start Screen! The Desktop wallpaper was showing, but no tiles, no anything. Desktop is fine, just no Start Screen. No tiles. No categories, no nothing. ???

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    Where You Installing/Downloading Anything ?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Snerd,

    You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to help.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by snerd View Post
    So I woke my desktop from sleep, and there was no Start Screen! The Desktop wallpaper was showing, but no tiles, no anything. Desktop is fine, just no Start Screen. No tiles. No categories, no nothing. ???
    reboot the computer perhaps , if you haven't already done so
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Sounds like explorer.exe crashed.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1.1


    Whatever it was, I just wiped and did a clean install. Like getting a new computer!!
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