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All I have been doing is creating a bogus test account that creates a profile. Reply to sami12 projexeDec 16, 2014, 12:48 PM You need to stop explorer.exe first. I'm starting to think it's a bug in the OS itself and it's my usage pattern that triggers it. Also, I went to power management and took off all the sleeps and screen saver modes. http://stickersweb.com/windows-8/windows-8-start-screen-buttons-not-working.php

Nevertheless, it's annoying.The only way to restore proper functionality is to restart explorer.exe (or to reboot).I hope somebody has a clue.Just to be clear: this is happening on a fresh install As I said earlier, it seems like my surface RT is affected too (mostly when I use my mouse) but I can't really say for sure as I don't use it The start and charms bar is continously freezing after restarting Explorer, or stopping explorer and running again. thanks for the rant..It felt good.

Windows 8 Start Button Not Working With Mouse

Lots of ideas on-line to update mouse driver but I already had up-to-date driver so even though the keyboard and mouse worked, I replaced batteries in both devices and fixed the Reply to camazza 25 answers Last reply May 28, 2016 More about start button charms stop working randomly dodger46Apr 19, 2014, 6:08 AM camazza said: Hi guys, this is an issue Reply to projexe John SawyerDec 22, 2014, 12:41 AM projexe said: You need to stop explorer.exe first.

the app was repaired and reinstalled. probably have its own set of issues! type explorer.exe. Windows 8 Start Menu Blank Fixed!

They do not appear at all, and the start button becomes unclickable.Physical button combinations do make them appear though.This is happening on my main desktop PC (Non-touch), freshly installed Windows 8.1.It's Windows 8 Start Menu Won't Open Logically inexplicable, unless you have a virus that has spread via your network to each machine. Then File/Run new task.

Possible explanation for the issue with explorer.exe.

Open task manager (ctrl-alt-del), find Windows Explorer and end the task (right click on it and select end task). Why Can't I Click The Start Button On Windows 10 Easy peasey.68 year old nerd. Windows 10 please...I never liked windows 8 or 8.1. Thoughts?

  • I had to hit the power button to put it to sleep and when the three lights on my toshiba become one or two I would awaken it again and it
  • As I said earlier, it seems like my surface RT is affected too (mostly when I use my mouse) but I can't really say for sure as I don't use it
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Windows 8 Start Menu Won't Open

It seems easier to stop explorer.exe process and restart than re-creating a new profile. https://www.techperiod.com/fix-start-button-not-working-windows-10/ Reply to rileighj Abdul-Rauf MujahidMay 29, 2015, 7:41 PM Issue still exists. Windows 8 Start Button Not Working With Mouse Or the gut suggesting solution without really knowing (its always a corrupt system or virus to these guys)... Windows 8.1 Start Menu Apps Not Working One toshiba tech said it had something to do with that.

Which i assume explorer restarts when i click this key. http://stickersweb.com/windows-8/windows-8-start-button-not-working.php I found by turning off and then back on again the problems were solved. They do not appear at all, and the start button becomes unclickable.Physical button combinations do make them appear though.This is happening on my main desktop PC (Non-touch), freshly installed Windows 8.1.It's Reply to Michael_143 nobunagaoda4Sep 24, 2015, 4:13 PM after running the command prompt sfc/scannow if there's corrupt files that can not be repaired try reinstalling your windows 8/8.1/10 with all personal Windows 8 Start Menu Tiles Not Working

Task manager and restarting Explorer does work.. They share NO drivers at all so I'm ruling them out. Thanks for the suggestion. http://stickersweb.com/windows-8/windows-8-start-key-not-working.php All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices

uninstalling the manager seems to fix this problem Reply to nobunagaoda4 Didie47Nov 3, 2015, 4:56 AM Maybe you have solved it but for those who haven't here is my contribution.I had Windows 8.1 Taskbar Not Working Plz someone help!!!!! The bad apps seem to have a little "x" on the bottom right of the app live-tile.I believe windows is calling on the tiles for a behind the scenes update on

I never use the metro "board" so i never realized they were corrupt.

Open task manager (ctrl-alt-del), find Windows Explorer and end the task (right click on it and select end task). I've cleaned up my OneDrive folder, removed shared files, cleaned up my trusted devices list and I've disabled everyhing that could share data or settings across devices. type explorer.exe. I Can't Click My Start Button Windows 10 Restarting explorer.exe fixes the problem.I noticed something, do you use a homegroup at all?When I just went to restart explorer.exe (as I was having the issue and came here searching) it

It does not matter how many times I format, reinstall or uninstall apps, the bug is still there. Nevertheless, it's annoying.The only way to restore proper functionality is to restart explorer.exe (or to reboot).I hope somebody has a clue.Just to be clear: this is happening on a fresh install I rebooted my pc as well, but still problem. Get More Info There HAS to be a problem with my account.

not STOP it!!! Is there anyone on this forum that can help.. I had no folder windows or anything with my homegroup open, so it appears it was stuck open from when I last used it yesterday. Just saying.

After 2 days win 10 start button and task bar stopped working . I have tried all software fixes mentioned. Upon waking from sleep or hibernation the mouse does not interact with the start button or the charms menu. That stopped it from happening when it was idle but not the start menu issue of nothing clicking to work.

The only thing shared across those devices would be my Microsoft Account. why do you guys keep posting workarounds and acting like you important? Reply to jayrco rileighjMay 23, 2015, 11:50 PM John Sawyer said: projexe said: You need to stop explorer.exe first. Reply to Polly515445 proacJul 4, 2015, 11:47 AM Hi all.Using an acer desktop with wireless acer keyboard and mouse and started to have this problem about 3 weeks ago.

I would go to my start menu and everything would stop working. I re-installed them and two days so far I have not had the issue Reply to unloco sami12Dec 12, 2014, 7:26 PM i just restarted explorer.exe and it did nothing!! There may have been a problem with some synced data that triggered this weird bug.I've installed Windows 8.1 Update on many other PCs (friends, family etc...) and everything is smooth. Then File/Run new task.

We need to find a solution to the problem.. TO STOP IT TRY THIS::::To avoid this happening all you need to disable recent apps corner.1. It corrects the problem with all of the other profiles on the PC but this is not a solution, only a band-aide.