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Q: windows 10 not working properly, start menu not working, USB...

I purchase this procuct on 12 July, 2016 from flipcart. now in PC windows 10 not working properly, start menu not working, some facility disappdear, USB socket not working

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i purchase this product on 12 July, 2015. Now in PC, windows 10 not working properly, start menu not working, USB  socket not working

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This is what happens when I try to use the search feature on the start menu... as you can see it isn't working properly...
I've looked already to see what possible fixes there are and have come across renaming/deleting the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{ef87b4cb-f2ce-4785-8658-4ca6c63e38c6}
But... I cannot find it in my registry editor.

I've also come across restarting the search service, rebuilding the index, and applying the hotfix, none of which worked. That and the hotfix wasn't even compatible for some reason, any other suggestions?

A:Windows Start Menu Search not working properly

Are you sure the proper locations and file types are set to be indexed for searching?

Index Locations - Add or Remove

Index - Add or Remove File Types

Search Options - Change or Restore

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/212878-windows-start-menu-search-not-working-properly.html
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This shows up when i try to search:


Please help me!
Thanks !

A:The search in start menu is not working properly

Wilcome to the Forum.
Boy oh boy their sure is a lot missing.
A few questions first.

1. How long has this been this way?
2. Do you have any special make my computer pretty programs installed.
3. Do you have any Tuneup my computer or the like installed?
After answering those question we will have a better chance of giving suggestion on things to do.
---------
Could you completely fill in your system specs.
This will also help others help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs

You could look in the lower left corner of this post at my specs and see other things that can be put in System Specs that are helpful.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/295591-search-start-menu-not-working-properly.html
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During certain times my Charms bar won't swipe via mouse, the left side's app viewer won't appear, and I cannot click on the start button. This happens frequently and I do not know what is going on.

A:Charms bar, start menu and left side app viewer not working properly

Hi,
Can you supply a bit more information about the hardware and softwaare?
Are you experiencing any other problems wit other features?
Keep us posted

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/546001/charms-bar-start-menu-and-left-side-app-viewer-not-working-properly/
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I upgraded from Windows XP to 7. I have "menu command" and "menu pop-up" sound effects set but they are not working for the Windows 7 start menu. They used to work for XP. It was helpful to hear a sound effect whenever a menu expanded or item was pressed in the start menu. I know this may be a minor problem, but can this be fixed in a future patch or service pack?

A:Menu sound effects not working for Windows 7 start menu

You should be able to go into your windows sound menu and set the sounds...

Right Click Desktop > Appearance > Windows Sounds

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/79769-menu-sound-effects-not-working-windows-7-start-menu.html
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Whenever I go to use my computer it takes a while to start working properly. I don't mean like to boot up, but for the first 5-10 mins or so it freezes and stutters. Once it starts its working fine. (It's not sleeping or hibernating while I'm not using it.. The screen turns off. That's all) Main use is Adobe Lightroom. The CPU isn't maxed out (hovers around 30 percent) and the RAM isn't either. Any ideas? I should add that there are no other programs open except Lightroom and maybe chrome. No scans in the background either. Windows 10
 
Thanks!!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/622942/windows-slow-to-start-working-properly/
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When I left click on the windows 10 start button to bring up the apps page and icon for bringing up list of programs nothing happens. This started within the last week.










Solved!
View Solution.

A:Windows 10 Start Button Not Working Properly

Don2498 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about the Win10 Start Button no longer working and wanted to help. With MS pushing out Win10 updates every week, it's not uncommon for a working PC to suddenly have things stop working. Wish this was a simple fix, but as this linked thread shows, this is not:  Taskbar/Start button not working! - Windows 10 Forums All I can suggest is that you work through that thread and hopefully, one of the fixes will work.Good LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information.

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I have Windows XP Professional w SP on HP ProBook s When I went to boot up it was very slow the working System properly not Windows up will not start Restore lovely start up music did not chime and when at last it did boot there were no icons I booted in safe mode and viola icons appeared I did a system restore and no icons I tried restoring to an earlier date still no icons I went back to a few months ago and it would not restore I called microsoft and they said it could be Windows will not start up properly System Restore not working a corrupted user profile I told them I didn't even have a Windows will not start up properly System Restore not working user profile but they had me create one nonetheless and try to move everything over to the Windows will not start up properly System Restore not working new profile My ADMIN profile has now vanished and the two new profiles they had me create do not work it sits on the welcome screen and doesn't change What can I do to fix this I'm typing on another computer and my computer will no longer boot in anything but safe mode no network no command prompt Am I toast

A:Windows will not start up properly System Restore not working

One more note, when I click the Log On to Credential Manager button it lists my two created user profiles but not the ADMIN.  When I try to log on as either of the new profiles the following error message appears: "The system was unable to initiate the interactive logon process with the following diagnostics:  The system cannot find the file specified.  Verify that your system is up to date with the latest Windows updates.  If the problem persists, please contact your system administrator."

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/492515/windows-will-not-start-up-properly-system-restore-not-working/
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When I click on the windows symbol in the bottom left corner I get a message:  CRITICAL ERROR: Your start menu is not working. Please sign off, and we will correct it at the next sign-in. 

BUT at the next sign in it is STILL NOT WORKING.
Everything else on the computer is working - but why not the start menu??
Windows 10 seems to be an utter disaster to me

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4c3ce45b-b840-4bfa-8ea9-614e787a8fe8/windows-10-start-menu-is-not-working?forum=w7itprogeneral
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When I open windows 10, the screen looks ok and the "start" windows icon shows on the task bar.
If I click on the start icon I get a message that says:-
"Critical Error
Your Start menu isn't working.
We'll try to fix it the next time you sign in"
I am presented with one option "Sign out now"

The next time I sign in it has not been fixed.
Any idea how to fix the corrupt/missing file please?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-10-start-menu-isnt-working.1167898/
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my windows 10 start menu is not coming up when i click it. what is causing it and what can be done to fix it?

A:windows 10 start menu not working

Hello, I have heard of this issue and can affect Windows 10 users in general.  Below are a few links about this issue and resolutions avaialble: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/start-menu-does-not-open-windows-10 http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-fix-start-menu-in-windows-10-3623893/ http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/has-your-windows-10-start-menu-stopped-working-here-are-fo... http://www.bidnessetc.com/49429-microsoft-windows-10-start-menu-cortana-taskbar-not-working-heres-fi...   Hope this helps!




I am an HP employee.Make it easier for others to find solutions, by marking my answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.

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DDS tells me it can not run in compatibility mode.
I've been experiencing pop ups.

A:getting pop ups/windows start menu not working

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my start button on windows 10 does not do anything and the edge icon is missing from taskbar. I have tried sfc / scanner in powershell and nothing different, please help.

A:Windows 10 start menu not working

It's a real pain, Microsoft still haven't made the "Start Menu" stable. I would suggest that you use the Windows button and "X" together then select "Shut Down or Sign Out" then select "Restart". I've found this to work and usually the restart cures the problem, BUT, we shouldn't be faced with this basic failure of Windows. This also applies when the "notification menu" fails too.

http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/29480-windows-10-start-menu-not-working.html
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I have the same problem, Search only reveals main folders e.g., Programs but does not reveal files within folders. I have also tried the recommended fixes like the Registry Key mentioned but this key does not exist on my computer. Microsoft have provided a 'hotfix' for the problem (Beta) but this did not work either. Would a repair install fix this issue?. I am reluctant to go down this road as everything else is running very smoothly.

A:windows 7 start menu search not working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rfmn482


I have the same problem, Search only reveals main folders e.g., Programs but does not reveal files within folders.


If you're using the Start menu Search utility, then open Windows Explorer, click on your C drive, and type the file name in the search box in the upper right of the screen.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/53278-windows-7-start-menu-search-not-working.html
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I think I may have found the problem Do those dealing with this problem have avast antivirus installed If so I believe that is what is causing the 'critical error' I uninstalled the software and upon reboot my start button and cortana were working perfectly again Now I'm sure you all know how to uninstall software on Fix and not working? - 10 Windows Menu Here! Start Cortana Hopefully your PCs but it may not work in normal mode with the critical error as it didn't with me Therefore I Windows 10 - Start Menu and Cortana not working? Fix Here! Hopefully uninstalled in safe mode Incase you arent familiar with how to access safe mode on windows heres how You press ctrl alt delete and in the bottom right hand corner you click the power button Before you click 'restart' hold down the shift key until the next screen is Windows 10 - Start Menu and Cortana not working? Fix Here! Hopefully displayed blue Then click troubleshoot advanced options start-up settings restart Once it restarts press the F key and when it restarts you will be in safe mode Now just do the normal thing to Windows 10 - Start Menu and Cortana not working? Fix Here! Hopefully uninstall avast and then reboot following the installation and it should be fixed I also posted this response on the Microsoft forum 'Windows Critical error fix Start menu and cortana not working quot bug when logging in with MSA ' Hope this can help some people it was hella frustrating trying to fix this -LiamHughess

A:Windows 10 - Start Menu and Cortana not working? Fix Here! Hopefully

Hope it works for most :) Thanks for the fix

http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/372745-windows-10-start-menu-cortana-not-working-fix-here-hopefully.html
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My laptop is LENOVO G510. It came with windows 8 single language. I upgraded to windows 8.1 single language a year ago. I updated it to windows 10 home by triggering the update. The upgrade went successfully. But the problem now is the start button, applications in the taskbar(only right click) and icons on the taskbar on the right side(time, battery, wifi etc) are not working. They work if I click them after a gap of ten minutes. But if I click them for a second time immediately, they won't work.
I got a message box showing "startmenu and cortana are not working, it will be fixed the next time you sign in". When I sign out and sign in, there is no change.
Is it my only problem or it occured to many laptops?
Is there any way to fix it?
Is Microsoft working to fix it soon?
Please inform me.

A:Start menu and taskbar not working in Windows 10?

Same problem here... anyone know how to solve it? PC is HP Pavilion DV6

http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/370981-start-menu-taskbar-not-working-windows-10-a.html
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For some reason, my computer decides to not let me click on the Taskbar/start menu/system tray area... It stays updated, with whatever I open, but I just can't click on anything. Or I should say, clicking has no effect. Right OR Left.
This seems to come and go with restarts. But not every restart... more randomly.
I am running Windows XP with SP2.

Please help! This is really getting old!

Thanks.
 

A:Windows XP Taskbar/Start Menu Not working!

Jadednorman said:

Please help! This is really getting old!

Thanks.Click to expand...

It wouldn't be windows if it didn't get old at least once daily!

Have you tried duplicating the problem in safe mode? It may be that some application that loads on startup is kind of "half crashing" or conflicting with another program.
I would try it in safe mode and see if you are able to access the functions you speak of. If you have no problems in safe, you can try rebooting in regular mode and using ctrl alt del to bring up task manager. Then start quitting unnecessary applications until you get control of the lower part of your desktop back.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-taskbar-start-menu-not-working.434225/
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Hi

I am using Windows 10, and my start menu stop working for me. I have run the following commend in Powershell.
sfc /scannow

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

It fixed the problem temporally, however the problem keep coming back when each time I shut down or restart my laptop.

can you please help me with this issue. I am so frustrated.

A:Windows 10 Start Menu stop working

Hi, please see my replies to the same issue in this thread (above)
Resolution To Nonfunctioning Start Button??? - Windows 10 Forums

Unfortunately powershell commands like that have broken universal apps since build 10586 (November), unless MS has fixed this in a recent update.

Do check for 3rd party conflicts, and then do an in-place upgrade install as per that thread.

The in-place upgrade install
- keeps everything
- sets system restore off (again!)
- may lose custom fonts
- may need you to set up your WiFi connection again
- may lose an odd association
- needs subsequent windows updates to be redone

http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/38065-windows-10-start-menu-stop-working.html
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Whenever I try to search in my Start Menu, I only get ghost search results which I cannot open:

In many places I have seen instructions to delete the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{ef87b4cb-f2ce-4785-8658-4ca6c63e38c6} key in order to fix this issue but it is not showing up in my registry:

Anyone have any suggestions? All help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I have tried using Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register
"$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} in admin powershell. It had no errors but did not fix anything is there any other way to fix this I am using update KB2267602

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Hi guys,

I just got a Surface Pro 4. I was having no issues, until out of the blue, the taskbar and start menu on it stopped working, and now it's an empty, glitched taskbar

I tried to restart the explorer process (which made it worse), restart the machine several times, and nothing has worked.

Quite confused, and not sure what to do.

Any help is appreciated

A:Windows 10 Start Menu and taskbar not working - Surface Pro 4

Suggestion only :

Right click at it > click Command Prompt (Admin) > type powershell > press Enter key.
At the flashing prompt, copy and paste this command line ( to avoid typo it's best to apply Copy/paste method)......

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

> press Enter.

http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/35135-windows-10-start-menu-taskbar-not-working-surface-pro-4-a.html
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Hi. I'm new to this forum and am looking for help with Windows 8.1. My problem is that when I right click on the start menu at the bottom left of the screen, it does not respond when you left click on the items ( e.g. Command prompt, Control panel etc.) except the bottom two, ie search and run. Hope someone may be able to help me to get it working again.

A:Windows 8.1 Right click on the start menu stopped working

Originally Posted by yahyabai


Hi. I'm new to this forum and am looking for help with Windows 8.1. My problem is that when I right click on the start menu at the bottom left of the screen, it does not respond when you left click on the items ( e.g. Command prompt, Control panel etc.) except the bottom two, ie search and run. Hope someone may be able to help me to get it working again.



Welcome to EightForums .. Re: your reported problem .. I've just tried to replicate the problem you had and my PC works just fine. I hope someone else here will be able to help you

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/54865-windows-8-1-right-click-start-menu-stopped-working.html
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Specifically typing in the letter 'a' only. This will cause explorer to stop. I've stopped all non Microsoft shells to see if this may have been the problem. No luck. Please advise.

A:Using start menu search causes windows explorer to stop working.

problem solved. Re-indexed and problem went away.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f56/using-start-menu-search-causes-windows-explorer-to-stop-working-361952.html
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HElP nbsp When I turned on my laptop this morning I received a critical error Windows 10 error start menu stopped working/critical that said Critical Error - your start menu isn't working We'll try to fix it the next time you sign in nbsp I restarted times after that each time with the same error nbsp So I reached out to HP support by chat nbsp Was in contact with a Windows 10 start menu stopped working/critical error very nice agent took control of my screen and got to work nbsp After the restart by the agent the chat did not reconnect nbsp I waited a bit assuming the agent would call me on my cell we had already reconfirmed that number and no call nbsp So I tried to reconnect on chat and Windows 10 start menu stopped working/critical error chat would not connect at all nbsp I restarted again still no chat nbsp So I called the support line nbsp Got transferred many times and then was told that they would have to Windows 10 start menu stopped working/critical error charge me to help nbsp And I explained to them that I was in the MIDDLE of getting it fixed with someone on chat for free but we were disconnected and now what was I supposed to do nbsp He She was in the middle of doing something to my computer and I have no idea what was done nbsp I talked to a supervisor who after much discussion found out that the chat system had crashed and they expected it up in a couple of hours nbsp Well it has been hours and still the chat is not working and I still don't have a fucntioning start button AND I have no idea what the tech did to my computer nbsp Help me Thank you

A:Windows 10 start menu stopped working/critical error

you need to add new user  or install the start menu . this will work, no need of a technicain and i will share a video to you so that you can do it by your self. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=646rm-YwQ2I

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Windows-10-start-menu-stopped-working-critical-error/td-p/5598439
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(Im a new guy here please note that.)
So yesterday I was playing TF2, then today, I boot the PC. When I startup I notice the login background ( I used the Windows 8 UX Pack..) it changed into win7. Then theres no letters below my profile picture. I login-ed anyways. Then below the icons no letters... then I went to the taskbar, The startup orb became windows 7. and the taskbar didnt go back up top. Then i ran google chrome. Then a Bsod happened. It rebooted. Then there are no icons on the taskbar. Nothing.
I tried safe mode nothing worked. Checking on the other profile, nothing. Still same. Please solve this fast.
Not really everytime just sometimes I try to fix it.

(Note: there are NO viruses on my PC, no rootkits, no hacks and other legit items.)

A:Windows 7 No text below icons Start menu not working bsod everytime

Ok, I have solved it.
System Restore.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/317185-windows-7-no-text-below-icons-start-menu-not-working-bsod-everytime.html
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okay so i have had this issue for a long fing time now. like at least 10 clean installations of windows and it still keeps on happening. you can only imaging the amount to frustration im going through right now.
i just did another clean install and now im trying everything to avoid this goddamn issue but scumbaeg windows just wants to f with me.
i even tried switching to enterprise version of windows

i get this issue where the boot logo (win logo with circle) shows up twice. like once and then the screen goes blank for a sec and then i see that shitty thing again but its laggy this time....
i think this is the problem that finally leads to the start menu disappear thingy..

pls help me. im an android developer and its really frustating !!!!

A:Windows 10 boot logo shows up twice and then start menu stops working

Hi,
Here are a few suggestions:

1.) If this has happened for a long time I wonder how your hardware would react to a different operating system? (Just as a test)
2.) Windows may be slow for any of the following reasons: bad RAM, failing Hard Drive, incorrect or missing drivers for one or more components
3.) Bad or failing Motherboard
4.) There are a number of free tools available which boot from a USB bootable stick that can help you test your RAM, Hard Disk and, in some cases, your MB, too.

Search these forums or the WWW for some of the available tools that you can use to diagnose hardware problems.

Just some ideas that I hope can help.

http://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/40315-windows-10-boot-logo-shows-up-twice-then-start-menu-stops-working.html
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I have upgraded to windows from and been using it for the last week now with no problems Today during a mandatory update my pc went blue screen and said it had to restart Once it restarted it updated and booted fine However after the update I realized that my start menu stopped working If I press it nothing shows up It is the same with my search menu Also none of my taskbar icons will work like the volume and notifications I have searched the internet and tried all the solutions provided like windows powershell and uninstalling antivirus and restarting explorer but nothing seems Windows icons 10 Menu, taskbar working not apps, Start and metro to work for me I can't reformat and clean install at the moment because it's really inconvenient for me and have some important files and big programs that I can't back up Can anyone please provide me a solution for Windows 10 Start Menu, metro apps, and taskbar icons not working this bug Is there anyway I can reinstall the last update again manually Or if I revert Windows 10 Start Menu, metro apps, and taskbar icons not working back to win would this problem still persist I can't afford to lose anything since I am away and need my computer for work

A:Windows 10 Start Menu, metro apps, and taskbar icons not working

Right click the start button and click on Programs and Features. (It's at the top.)
In the window that opens click on 'View installed updates'
Click on the updates you want to uninstall and Bob's your auntie's live-in lover!

http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/15219-windows-10-start-menu-metro-apps-taskbar-icons-not-working.html
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Reinstalling the search assistant does not help.

I also checked my computer with adaware, spybot and some AV-programs,
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Anyone have any suggestions?

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Keukie

 

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A:Start menu, app right click menu not working

Hello GGPS90, and welcome to Eight Forums.

See if you may be able to open it using one of the other options in the tutorial below.

Start Screen Context Menu and Options Bar - Open

Hope this helps,
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Hi dcstim
Try those two: %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
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The big menu is from Winrar.
Context menu bloat
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Hello mangaliagr Welcome to the Ten Forums! and apparently the "World of Upgrades" as well!

Your description certainly does seem to suggest the laptop there didn't see 10 come with it but was to see an upgrade to 10 from 7, 8, or 8.1? Often the upgrade from one version to another newer one will simply come out "Buggy as All Heck"! You may see immediate problems or they might remain tucked away at first and appear sometime later since something never went on fully at the time of the upgrade itself.

How am I doing so far? When going to upgrade a 7 laptop to 10 the problem of not even seeing a Start button as well as not being able to get into the AllApps was immediately seen. Fortunately I was already planning a clean install to follow anyways already having seen two desktops seeing upgrade installs with the first coming out a mess due to having storage drives plugged in during the upgrade attempts that is!

Once I discovered that the additional drives had to be unplugged the upgrade proceeded to be the mess that came out followed by a second upgrade install to repair the first! A week later the first week 10 was out a clean install replaced the mess! Unfortunately you could well end up either needing to see a repair install if not a full fresh copy of 10. But let's try a couple of other things first.

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A:START MENU NOT WORKING

It may help if you describe the original problem now.
 

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A:Start Menu Not Working

The missing start menu was a known bug in the beta of Windows 10, sounds like it made it into your system too.

You can try Safe Mode and to launch it with Command Prompt and run SFC /scannow

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Always include the exact PC model and version of Windows in your posts.
The BSOD probably has more info on it that may help understand your problem, so please post it here.
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Hello RumourMaker,

You might see if a simple restart may sort it out. If not, then see if doing a System Restore at boot using a restore point dated when the Start Menu did work properly.

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You must say what model computer and operating system you have to get any answers.

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A:Start menu not working as it used to

right click start orb, select properties, costomize, welcome to SevenForums, I believe you may be talking about the famed jump lists. Like them use them alot, good luck to you.

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Hi, What do you mean by "not working" what do you see ? Regards.

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2. When I left click on the Start button, and then click on Programs absolutley nothing happens. I can't find a shortcut key to display my programs.
 

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Check "All Apps" by moving your mouse so the downward arrow appears on the start screen. You'll have to find the app there and choose "Pin to Start." If you can't find it in the list, search for it, right click, and choose "Pin to Start." Both should get you the same result.

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A:Start Menu is not working

Originally Posted by Leia


Hey!

I had been using the Windows 10 start menu since yesterday but now some hour ago it stopped completely working and I can't access my calendar, search bar or Cortana or click on anything on it. The only thing I can do is right click. I have tried to figure out how to get the Windows 10 update window up to see if there is any new update but without having access to the start menu I have no idea how I can do that.
Would anyone have any idea how to solve it, so I can get the start menu to function again?

Leia



Try this: Unlock the Taskbar and drag it up or left/right, see if works.

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search group policy and open it from there.

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A:Start Menu button not working

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You should be able to launch the Start menu by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard.

The Windows key is the one between the Ctrl key and the Alt key.

If it does, open an elevated command prompt and run sfc /scannow

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Have you installed any new software? Run through the diag kit in my sig and upload the files listed in the README file.

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Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Your infection may have cause this start menu issues. Try this.To make your files visible again, please download the following program to your desktop:Unhide.exeOnce the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.This may take sometime, please let if finish.=====However, the newer variants of the FakeHDD rogue programs are now deleting the following folders and storing them into a numbered folder under %Temp%\smtmp\:%Temp%\smtmp\1\ => %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu%Temp%\smtmp\2\ => %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch%Temp%\smtmp\3\ => %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar%Temp%\smtmp\4\ => %AllUsersProfile%\DesktopIt goes without saying that running a %temp% cleaner ahead of restoration would result in loss of these folders <- you may have already run such a tool.Keep me posted.

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What program or programs did you install?

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A:Taskbar and Start Menu Not Working

try this fix
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Line 164 , left hand side, download and use the small vbs script
Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality
 

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A:Taskbar/start menu not working

First check to see how much ram you have (one or some may have gone bad) you may have only enough to run your OS. If this is not the case then run your antivirus s/ware, see if that solves it. If not, whack yur Xp cd in to boot to, and repair yur current install, no data will be lost.

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Hi xichael, firstly is it not returning results whatever you search for? or are you searching for something specific? if the first, then check Indexing is on:

Goto Start
Select Control Panel
Select Programs
Select Programs and Features
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Hmmmmm...
Try getting CWS Shredder, Ad-Aware 6.181 with newest reference build, and Spybot Search and Destroy.

CWS Shredder
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
and get CWS Shredder

Ad-Aware 6.181
http://download.com.com/3000-2094-10045910.html?legacy=cnet

Spybot S&D 1.3
http://download.com.com/3000-8022-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-2

and LSP Fix (Just In Case)
http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

Run CWS Shredder, Ad-Aware, and Spybot S&D, and let it fix everything it finds. Unless you are sure that the program in question is legitimate. Other than that i got nothing... if you aren't too sure about what to delete I guess I'd just wait until a real techy got in here.

LSP Fix is a program that can fix a broken internet connection if a needed .dll file is deleted. Like I said this is a "just in case" program. After running the programs create another log and post back here.

I know those hosts file entrys are pointing to good websites that would get you outta this mess. However I don't know if you should fix them. Well what I said is worth a shot.
 

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A:Pavilion start menu isn't working

Hi, Try the following. Right click the Start Menu and select Command Prompt (Admin) and click 'Yes' to the uac prompt. In the command prompt window, type powershell and hit enter. Copy the following, paste it in to the command prompt and then hit enter. Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} When this has completed, type exit, hit enter, then type exit and hit enter once again. Restart the notebook. Regards, DP-K

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A:Start Menu Jumplist Not Working

Hello Kevvin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Does the jump list open when you click on the arrow?

If it does, then double check in Customize Start Menu to make sure that the option below is checked.



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Mark, try creating a new account via Control Panel, User Accounts. See if the problem exists or not. If not then the old account is corrupted so what you can do is copy everything from your old account to the new one (hopefully not the corruption which is usually registry related).

See here: Fix a corrupted user profile

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A:Recent documents not working in Start Menu

Hello Higgins,

It sounds like some sort of issue with your jump lists. You could use the tutorial below to reset and clear jump lists to see if that may help. If you like, create a restore point before doing this. This way you could do a system restore back if it doesn't help, or you do not like the results.

Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items

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A:Win 7 start menu search stopped working

Start off by running a system file check.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I forgot to mention that I am running Windows XP. I'm not sure if all traces of the virus are gone after booting up today.

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Hello leafdesigner, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, a repair install should be able to sort this for you without losing anything.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

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Hello Dave, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like your recent items has been disabled. You could use an option in the tutorial below to enable and turn back on recent items. Afterwards, your Jump Lists should start repopulating with recent/frequent items again as you open and close them.

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How did you reinstall XP? Did you reformat and do a complete install or did you use one of the repair options?

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Welcome to Seven Forums.

Sounds like file associations are messed up.

Have you scanned with your antivirus program?

Clean malware of every kind with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware

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Recently I noticed that the start menu had a blank picture on it. when i clicked on it this came up:
Please Help! I've tryed almost everything...

A:Start Menu not working! Just showing error!!!

Also when i try open file location it says

please help ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I installed the new Windows 8.1 Service Package 1 update earlier today. I was loving it. They finally got to addressing how bad Windows 8 was for laptops. However, the new context menu in the Start Screen simply does not appear anymore. It was earlier, and I have made no significant changes to the system in that time. When I right-click on a tile now, the only thing that happens is that it gets highlighted. No context menu to speak of. In addition, I can't get a context menu for the "Apps" section either.

A:New context menu in W8.1 SP1 in Start Screen not working

Well, I found out what was causing by playing with it more. Having a UXPatched theme in makes the context menu disappear. Most likely because they don't have any assets for them. I guess I can mark this as solved now.

http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/44185-new-context-menu-w8-1-sp1-start-screen-not-working.html
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Good day all.

This is a wonderful forum - great work guys keep it up.

I have a problem which suddenly reared its ugly head a few days ago with regards to desktop shortcuts and Start menu shortcuts (or .lnk) not running the associated application.

I have found the Regfix.reg fix for this but everytime I run the fix I get the error in the attached screenshot. I also ran a fix from Symantec called UnHookExec.inf to reset application .exe files to default - this fix can be found here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/445526-reassociating-exe-files.html

How do I overcome this?

I am running Norton360 ver. 2 and the standard Vista security protection.

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Desktop and Start menu shortcuts / .lnk not working

Anyone have any suggestions please!?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/desktop-and-start-menu-shortcuts-lnk-not-working.698196/
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Well that's kind of a redundant title.. I'll explain it better down here. I have several programs pinned to the start menu for convenience sake and part of the convenience of pinning programs like Wordpad to the start menu is the dropdown submenus that some programs have. I could just scroll over Wordpad and open the document I want to like that. Now the dropdown menu isn't working so I have to open it first and maneuver from the C drive that I hardly even use to my D drive and several more folders inside. Now that's still not too bad, I know. But I miss my shortcuts. :c Anyone know why this might not be working?

To be extra clear, this is what I mean by "dropdown menu:"

A:Start Menu Dropdown Menus Not Working

Hello ZomBrony, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do the menus open if you click on the arrow?

If so, then see if checking the Open submenus when I pause on them with the mouse pointer box in Customize Start Menu settings may help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/361010-start-menu-dropdown-menus-not-working.html
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Hi Last night I was on my laptop and I bar Start bar working task are not and scroll menu, clicked on a movie which I have saved and watched before and is supposed to play in iTunes after I clicked on the movie to watch it my task bar at the bottm of the screen went black the Start menu, task bar and scroll bar are not working start menu wouldn t come up and the scroll bar thing on my touchpad stopped working So I rebooted by using ctrl alt del then selecting shut down then turn off So I waited a few minutes and turned my laptop back on and the same thing happened frozen task bar no scroll bar Start menu, task bar and scroll bar are not working no start menu the clock freezes too and is the only thing that shows up no quick launch icons I ve run virus scans and have found nothing I also downloaded that windows task bar cleaner fixer thing that I found on another thread but that did nothing If anyone could help me at all I would be so appreciative Here is my log Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at AM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccSvcHst exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared AppCore AppSvc exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared CCPD-LC symlcsvc exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C Program Files Symantec LiveUpdate ALUSchedulerSvc exe C Program Files Common Files LightScribe LSSrvc exe C WINDOWS system nvsvc exe C WINDOWS system HPZipm exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C Program Files Vongo VongoService exe C Program Files Hewlett-Packard Shared hpqwmiex exe C Program Files AIM aim exe C Program Files AIM aolsoftware exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Program Files Internet Explorer iexplore exe C Program Files Google GoogleToolbarNotifier GoogleToolbarNotifier exe C Program Files HijackThis HijackThis exe R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Bar http ie redirect hp com svs rdr TYPE amp tp iesearch amp locale EN US amp c Q amp bd pavilion amp pf laptop R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http tuportal temple edu R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Search URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKCU Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings ProxyServer gate temple edu O - BHO AcroIEHlprObj Class - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Reader ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO no name - E A - - D F-BEAE-D A C - C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared coShared Browser NppBho dll O - BHO SSVHelper Class - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dll O - BHO no name - E D - A- EC-A -BA D E E - no file O - BHO Google Toolbar Helper - AA ED - DD- d - -CF F - c program files google googletoolbar dll O - Toolbar amp Google - C B - - d - B - A CD F - c program files google googletoolbar dll O - Toolbar Show Norton Toolbar - -F - -B -FBEE C B DF - C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared coShared Browser UIBHO dll O - HKLM Run hpWirelessAssistant C Program Files hpq HP Wireless Assistant HP Wireless Assistant exe O - HKLM Run SunJavaUpdateSched quot C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe quot O - HKLM Run NvCplDaemon RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS system NvCpl dll NvStartup O - HKLM Run NvMediaCenter RUNDLL EXE C WINDOWS system NvMcTray dll NvTaskbarInit O - HKLM Run nwiz nwiz exe installquiet nodetect O - HKLM Run High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut CHDAudPropShortcut exe O - HKLM Run SynTPEnh C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe O - HKLM Run QPService quot C Program Files HP QuickPlay QPService... Read more

A:Start menu, task bar and scroll bar are not working

Oh, one more thing.. I have a laptop which has touch controls at the top.. and after this has happened.. my mute wont work, and neither will the volume control (turning it up or down)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/start-menu-task-bar-and-scroll-bar-are-not-working.562244/
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Hi there,

I'm still new to 7, but for some reason when I want to type a program name in Start Menu doesn't seem to work or doesn't find the program.

For example typing this is not coming up like on the screen below:



basically I get: Nothing found.



Is this something to do with searching preferences?

Thanks

A:Start Menu - typing program name is not working

that example doesn't work for me either, but other things work just fine

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/30403-start-menu-typing-program-name-not-working.html
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My ASUS laptop is only a few months old and has been working fine when a few days ago the Start Menu stopped working as well as Cortana and File Explorer disappeared My attempts to fix the problem may have made it worse as now I m getting a BSOD I ll try to provide as much relevant info When Start Menu Booting Working Up Not and BSOD as I can I ran SFC Scannow which did find a disc issue but said it had repaired it This Start Menu Not Working and BSOD When Booting Up did not fix the problem and since then all repeats of the command does not find any errors I googled the problem and found the following two suggestions - Download a Start Menu Diag tool from Microsoft I did this and it encountered an unexpected error - From Admin Command Prompt type and enter Powershell Type the following Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers Foreach Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register InstallLocation AppXManifest xml I did this got a lot of errors which the article said would happen but it did not fix the problem I tried Start Menu Not Working and BSOD When Booting Up to give up at this point and attempted to reset Windows to default but this failed with an unexpected error Around this time the BSOD started occurring every time I booted It would recover and still does but when I next attempt to boot up the BSOD happens again I found some errors in the event log regarding the User Profile Service - Windows cannot Start Menu Not Working and BSOD When Booting Up load classes registry file DETAIL - The system cannot find the file specified A google search suggested I create a new User Account so I did This partially fixed the issue The Start Menu works on the nw account but there are only three tiles showing Explorer works again as does Cortana but the BSOD still happens every time I reboot I tried deleting the original user account and although it has removed everything apart from the User folder it will not remove the folder saying it is not empty even though it is I also removed the second account I created and I m currently running everything from Administrator I ve checked Device Manager there s no error or warning signs against any of my device drivers As a final attempt I tried to reset Windows again It tries to work but the BSOD happens during the reboot stage so I m out of ideas It even crashed running the diagnostic tool to gather all the logs for you so I hope it got enough for you I attach the zip file Thanks for your time Mark

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This is a follow up to a previous thread to do with a side project Iíve been playing with.

On the MAIN form in the attached, scrolling through the records should go through all the players (as in the PLAYERS table) Ė yet this is not the case. I have six players, yet only four records appear. Can anyone see what Iím doing wrong with the form?

OBP, if youíre reading this D and assumption that you can't keep away from Access related threads I know): Iíve restructured your changes to the tables from before, so that only one stake amount is placed per week.
 

A:Solved: Access Form not working properly having finally fitted a working (or is it) s

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