Windows 10: Start menu broken - how to recover?

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       14 Oct 2016 #1

    Start menu broken - how to recover?

    Something happened, I thought perhaps it was a consequence of installing an update. but I did a system restore and the start menu still won't open.

    I can right click the windows icon

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    but left-click does nothing. What can I do to restore this?
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  2.    14 Oct 2016 #2


    Welcome to the forum!

    Let's give the following a whirl...

    Please press the Windows key and the R key at the same time.
    This opens the Run box
    In the Open area, type: msconfig
    Press: OK

    In System Configuration console, select the Boot tab
    Check the box for: Safe boot
    Make sure Minimal is also ticked.

    Press the OK button
    When asked if you want to Restart now or wait until later, Restart now
    The restart takes you into Safe Mode.

    In Safe Mode, try to left click and right click the Start button, and see if it works.

    Once done turn off Safe Mode and go back to normal mode.
    Open up msconfig the same way as above.
    On the Boot tab uncheck: Safe boot
    Press the OK button

    When asked if you want to Restart now or wait until later, Restart now
    The restart takes you back to normal.

    Check the issue again, and see if the left click on the Start button works.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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