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I hit windows key, type what I am searching for, and when I right click it to run as admin, the right click menu opens and closes fast, I can't even click in it. It's not double clicking because I can right click anything else, anywhere else, with no issues.


Also, when I open the start menu and click an item, the start menu remains open instead of closing. I just did a fresh install due to ransomware.


I've turned off antivirus and malware protectors. 


I've made sure it's all up to date, drivers, windows, everything.


I've made sure table mode is off.


I also changed and edited items in the registry.


I've ran powershell sfc /scannow, DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth and DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth all came back fine


EDIT: I started in safe mode with networking and all services turned off, and it works fine. I also want to add that this is a fresh install. I had to use Samsung magician to wipe my nvme ssd, and then did a new windows install, after a ransomware issue.


EDIT 2: I also did the SSD optimization steps after the fresh install, that you can find by doing a search on google for "Optimizing SSD." Maybe that has something to do with it? However, before I had to install, those steps were also done and I didn't have the issue with the Start Menu.

Edited by heartgrave, Today, 04:23 PM.

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Hello heartgrave,


Re-registering Start Menu in Windows 10

See below on how to do it,




Other related information might be worth a read.


Good luck and let us know

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Thank you. I get an error for each one.


Image 1 is for current user without elevation as instructed


Image 2 is for all users with elevation as instructed


EDIT: I re-ran the process after Killing Windows ShellExperience Host, and a blue banner across the top of powershell came up and went away with no errors! It does not resolve the issue though unfortunately.

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Edited by heartgrave, Today, 05:13 PM.

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