Power User Menu not working

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


Noob Whisperer
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?


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!


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



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!

Terrific. Glad to know you got it sorted.


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