Run Windows Update Microsoft rolled out its fifth major update to Windows 10 in April 2018, known as the. We need to remember that Cortana will not be switched on automatically and needs to be on the taskbar. Then imported it back into another machine. It downloads the proper drivers for the video and audio card installed on your computer. A step-by-step tutorial is shown below: Step 1.
You can also use the generic audio driver provided by Windows. I tried resetting Win10, sacrificing the time I spent setting up the computer and still, no luck. Log into the new account Restart Windows and log into the new user account. I got this issue as well these steps fixed it for me 1. Try manually pinning your start menu, running an export with Export-StartLayout and then import the layout with Import-StartLayout. Still, it could take a while, wait with patience. This makes using the computer in that state impossible.
Note that Microsoft has its own anti-malware called Windows Defender. Press Win + R keys to call out the Run box, and then you need to type Control and press Enter key. Add the shortcuts of the programs you need to the desktop After creating the new user account, log into it to check if everything taskbar, cortana work correctly, if it does, then go ahead with the other steps. Checking and Repairing Corrupt Windows files If you have corrupt files on your system, it can also trigger the start menu to stop working. This is not uncommon, and many others have the same problem that you have: whether the Windows 10 Start bar is not working or the keyboard Windows button is not working Windows 10. Will see if it has broken anything later.
Has one of our fixes helped you, or have you discovered your own solution to a broken Start menu? To Uninstall Dropbox, press the Windows logo key + R at the same time. If none of these fixes does the job, however, then you'd be well advised to back up all your data and start a new Windows 10 installation from scratch. To run System file checker utility again open command prompt as administrator. Since all antivirus software is different, you may be able to disable it simply by right-clicking on the icon and clicking to disable, stop or a similar option. The process might delete any data you have saved in these Windows apps, so back up anything important before you begin.
By pressing the Win key on your keyboard or clicking the Start button, a full-sized start screen appears. Anyone else still have this issue? Conclusion As you can see, a broken start menu icon on your Windows 10 is not too difficult to resolve. Create new user accounts Start Menu Not Working in Windows 10 October 2018 Update 1809 may appear if your User account is corrupted. At times the new updates create problems but it can be fixed easily. The password is case-sensitive and must not contain a space this is also true of the username. These steps worked for me.
I was also fighting with start menu for some time and eventually gave up as effort to make it work was not worth it, plus it would probably brake with another big windows update. I saw a post where a suggestion was to create a new account and copy my files over from the old to the new using an admin account. A reboot or logoff will remedy the issue temporarily. As result the Search function works but only for the folders and files made before conversion i. A feature upgrade can easily break the classic shell functionality and then you are left with a broken start menu.
Microsoft wanted to charge me to troubleshoot their bug which I declined. Thereafter, check if Start Menu Not Working in Windows 10 October 2018 Update 1809 is resolved or not. Create a New User Account After following the above method, Still start menu not working or not responding your clicks Then try to create a local user account and check start menu working properly with the newly created user account. Some people have got their Start menu back working again after doing this. However, Windows 10 let you fix this. Microsoft Start Menu Troubleshooter Microsoft is not unaware of the potential issues with the Start menu not working problem, particularly after the introduction of the Creators update of April and October of 2017, known as Redstone 2 and Redstone 3.
Here, you will obtain two choices: Keep my files and Remove everything. Would you like to run a diagnostic to see if Windows can fix this issue? But the third option may create some trouble because it clearly states that some of the problems are not solved and corrupt files are present. I am considering editing the database that controls this but that would be a lot uglier. Reinstall the windows apps This most successful and most used method for fixing stuck apps and most menus. All you need to do is simply restart the system. So go ahead and restart the system.
See if this toggling has helped. Yes I have tried to uninstall and reinstall edge. Try switching the application off. For more information check out our dedicated which is packed with useful guides, including , and. If that is the case, restarting the Cortana process will solve the problem.
Once Services window opens up, find out Application Identity service. Click Files menu then Import. I have about a dozen or so of my users that have updated to Win10. Restart Cortana Process As we now know all too well, Cortana can be responsible for a misbehaving start menu search. Windows apps are the ones built into Windows system and are also available from the Windows Store. In case of frozen Start Menu, you can try this too.