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Windows 8.1 start button not responding to clicks

  1. #1


    Ohio
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    Windows 8.1 start button not responding to clicks


    Hello,

    Does anyone else occasionally have the windows start button not work? Sometimes ill try and click on it and it does not do anything, it doesn't highlight or respond to right and left clicks. I have to use the windows key on the keyboard and when this happens i also cant close applications by dragging from the top to bottom. No bar appears at the top with the minimize/maximize buttons and exit button, i have to go to desktop and right click the app on the taskbar and exit that way. Anyone got any ideas what would cause this?

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  2. #2


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


    In the elevated command prompt run sfc /scannow
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  3. #3


    Ohio
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    ok i did that i attached the cbs log and the cmd image.
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  4. #4


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


    Run this command Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth then run the sfc /scannow command again then reboot.
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  5. #5


    Seattle of course
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 8.1

    Start Button Stops


    This solution is fine. The problem also goes away if you open the Task Manager and restart Windows Explorer. But what causes the problem in the first place and how can this be prevented? It seems to occur on some computers and not others.

    SR
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Windows 8.1 start button not responding to clicks
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