Power User Menu not working

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)' started by Sad Nation, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Sad Nation

    Sad Nation New Member

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    The right click on the start menu, power user menu pops up when I click it but when I click an option like control panel nothing happens. It did work for a while when I first installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview and then stopped. I installed Windows 8 Release Preview hoping it was just a bug from a beta version of the OS but again it worked when I first installed and then stopped after a while.

    Any clues guys?

    Intel Core 2 Extreme X9650 Quad
    8 Gig Ram
    Nvidia GTX 480
    XFX nForce 7
    Crucial C300 SSD 256Gb
    etc
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Have you tried either or both the System file checker and or a restore point?
    Have you installed any third party Start button software overlays which may be impacting it somehow?
     
  3. Sad Nation

    Sad Nation New Member

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    Hi

    I have just tried the Error checking facility on the C drive which says no errors on the drive. I haven't tried system restore as I have only just got my install of the OS back to where it was before I installed Release Preview. If I system restore, I lose all the programs I have installed since the problem started. If I knew when it occurred it would be a start! I can do a system refresh which also loses all of my programs!

    I have not installed any hacks to try to get the start button back as I have decided that Microsoft knows best in this case and I might as well get used to it!
     
  4. Drew

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    'SN',

    Use Refresh your PC w/out affecting Files (See picture)

    Cheers,
    Drew

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  5. Sad Nation

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    Hi all

    I ended up system restoring back to when it did work so I am sorted now. Just spent the last two days reinstalling all of my programs and games but at least my menu works as it should now!
     
  6. Drew

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    Terrific. Glad to know you got it sorted.

    Drew
     

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