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Start button and charms are disabled after window 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1

    Start button and charms are disabled after window 8.1


    Hi All,

    I have a Dell laptop which has built in windows 8 in it.
    Recently it has automatically upgraded to windows 8.1.
    every time when switch on my laptop
    Start button and charms are disabled
    so I will restart again to get it enabled it is beeeeen happening for last three months.
    If some one have solution to solve without downgrading to windows 8 please suggest me a solution
    please help

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Running

    sfc /scannow

    &

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    &

    sfc /scannow AGAIN, both in administrator CMD prompts MAY help.

    Dism hangs on 20% for a long time but will finish.

    Click image for larger version
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I will try this and let you know.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I have tried the above steps and it was completed successfully.
    But Still the problem exists.
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Is it completely shutting down or just going into sleep or hibernate mode? If Windows Fast startup is enabled you may want to disable it as a test. Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  6. #6


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Every day I will shut it down. My Laptop wont go to sleep mode.
    Let me check whether I have enabled the Fast Startup.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    My Laptop had fast start up enabled.
    I have disabled it. let me check how it works for me.
    But I just have a question.
    Why this fast startup is provided in windows 8.
    If windows 8 is hanging on startup this option is useless.
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  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by lokeshkumarn View Post
    My Laptop had fast start up enabled.
    I have disabled it. let me check how it works for me.
    But I just have a question.
    Why this fast startup is provided in windows 8.
    If windows 8 is hanging on startup this option is useless.
    It works as advertised for most users, and for some it causes issues. It's been my experience that Upgrade installs can cause issues that you wouldn't get with a clean install. It looks like your PC has a hibernate/sleep issue. You state it won't go into sleep mode. If your PC works fine after disabling Fast Startup that would back that up.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I said my laptop wont go to sleep mode in the sense that I have configured my power options in such a way that it wont go to sleep.
    In my laptop sleep and hibernate works fine.
    I will let you know whether the above options helped
    Thanks for your response.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks Alphanumeric
    It is working as expected
    But Still I have a question why I need to disable Fast Startup , Microsoft can remove this option
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