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Windows 8.1 Right click on the start menu stopped working

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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Right click on the start menu stopped working


    Hi. I'm new to this forum and am looking for help with Windows 8.1. My problem is that when I right click on the start menu at the bottom left of the screen, it does not respond when you left click on the items ( e.g. Command prompt, Control panel etc.) except the bottom two, ie search and run. Hope someone may be able to help me to get it working again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahyabai View Post
    Hi. I'm new to this forum and am looking for help with Windows 8.1. My problem is that when I right click on the start menu at the bottom left of the screen, it does not respond when you left click on the items ( e.g. Command prompt, Control panel etc.) except the bottom two, ie search and run. Hope someone may be able to help me to get it working again.
    Welcome to EightForums .. Re: your reported problem .. I've just tried to replicate the problem you had and my PC works just fine. I hope someone else here will be able to help you
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    Whenever windows starts acting up, it's best to check and eventually repair system files first. There's good tutorial here: DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
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    Windows 8.1


    I have made all the three scans. In third step, it was showing "The component store corruption was repaired". I then restarted the pc. But still the issue persists !
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Windows key + X would give the same effect however in the elevated command prompt (Admin) type sfc /scannow
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    Windows 8.1


    Yes. Win + X brings the menu up. But when I left click on the items (like file explorer, control panel etc.), nothing happens. I am trying sfc /scannow now.

    Just completed sfc scan. It says "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations "
    Last edited by yahyabai; 04 Oct 2014 at 10:43.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Reset and clear the Taskbar, you may have to re-pin your taskbar icons
    Taskbar Toolbars - Reset and Clear in Windows 8
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    Windows 8.1


    Done Reset and clear the Taskbar and restarted the pc. No change.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    On the odd chance it is not a taskbar virus, run a full scan with your antivirus software. Also download and run Malwarebytes Free and fun a scan with that also.
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    Windows 8.1


    Run both scans and there is no virus or malware !
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