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win+x not working

I'm running windows 10 pro, for some reason, a while ago, the right click windows menu (win+x) stopped working. Anyone know a fix other than installing the whole thing again?

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Something To Try...

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It seems as though the Windows 10 "upgrade" process may not install all the files correctly, or maybe they're damaged, or maybe something else, but running Chkdsk has fixed quite a few of these minor glitches. Try running Chkdsk in "repair" mode to find any damaged files and correct them. Start by opening a command prompt as an admin. RIGHT click on the Start button, choose "Command Prompt (Admin). Once there, type chkdsk /f /r /x, leaving the appropriate spaces between the letters as shown, then press the Enter key. You should see a note that it can't be run till a restart is done, type "Y" for yes, then press the Enter key again. Close the command prompt and restart the computer. Chkdsk will run upon restart and will take quite a while to finish.. Don't panic when the progress bar stays at 10% for a long time. It's fairly normal and the Chkdsk process may take a couple of hours.

When it's finished, it will boot to your normal startup/lock screen and you can login normally and then see if things are working correctly again.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Still not working

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Thanks for the suggestion, it still seems to be disabled though Sad

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What's Disabled? What Error Are You Seeing When ??

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...What error are you seeing when typing the command to run Chkdsk? Or do mean something else is disabled? Are you saying you were trying to run Chkdsk but it is disabled? Or did Chkdsk run and the Right click Start Menu is still disabled? If you mean the problem is the second option, then try using the fixes in the link below. I'd start by running "sfc /scannow" and if that doesn't fix it, then login to a second admin account (create a second one if you don't already have one) and see if that fixes the problem. Corrupted user accounts seem to be fairly common with Win10 and using a second one to test the issue seems to cure many. If it fixes the problem, simply copy your personal files from the previous account to the new account and eventually delete the old when you're sure the new one is good. (By the way, it's ALWAYS a good idea to have two or more admin logins for just such emergencies.):

http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/has-your-windows-10-start-menu-stopped-working-here-are-four-ways-to-fix-it-11364000314532

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Alternate account worked!

In reply to: What's Disabled? What Error Are You Seeing When ??

Check disc ran ok, but found no problems.

I was really struggling with the suggestions from the link because it was difficult to get to 'run' without having the windows menu, I was running most things out of cortana but the sfc run link just kept cancelling itself. So I created an alternative account which worked. However I am not entirely sure which personal files I need to replace in my original account from my alternative account.

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Eventually, You'll Delete Your Previous Account

In reply to: Alternate account worked!

Simply copy over all the personal files (music, movies, "My Documents" files, Favorites, etc.) from your previous account to the new one. Once everything is working fine on the new account, plus you're sure you've got all your personal files, then simply delete the old account.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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