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Unable to access menu on right hand side of screen

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    Unable to access menu on right hand side of screen

    I turned my laptop right off last night (I usually just put it into sleep mode) and now, since rebooting this morning, I can't get the menu to slide in from the right hand side. Instead, the Power and Search icons are showing at the top of the start screen along side my name and avatar.

    I've recently had to have a new hard drive but the menu has been working OK until now.

    Is there a setting somewhere that I need to change to get this back?

    Jan (UK)

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Verify that the Charms bar is still enabled.
    Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Would be a good idea to run the sfc /scannow in the elevated command prompt.
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  3. #3

    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,584
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    The Power and Search icons you see at the top of the Start Screen are a new feature of Win 8.1 update 1, so it may be that you just received that update. However, that shouldn't have disabled the Charms. Definitely check if the screen corner Charms hints have been disabled. You should be able to bring up the Charms by using the keyboard, Win + c.
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Unable to access menu on right hand side of screen
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