Windows 10 Can't open start menu or settings


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       #1

    Windows 10 Can't open start menu or settings


    So last week my computer updated to Windows 10, and ever since then I've been unable to open the start menu or open settings. When ever I click on the start menu button in the bottom corner it's process for a couple of seconds and then nothing will happen. The shortcut for start menu on the keyboard doesn't work either. I'm also unable to open settings, when I do nothing happens either. I've done a malware scan and it doesn't seem like my computer has malware or a virus so I think it's a problem with the update. I'd prefer not to reinstall windows 10, is there anyway to fix this without doing so?
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    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #2

    Press the Win key+X and choose Command Prompt (with Admin) or Power Shell (with Admin) and type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.
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       #3

    spunk said:
    Press the Win key+X and choose Command Prompt (with Admin) or Power Shell (with Admin) and type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.
    This fixed my settings, but I still can't open up startmenu. I did it again, it says that "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations"
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    10 + Linux
       #4

    Try to create a new user account and see if it helps. If not, open PowerShell in admin mode:

    Copy/paste the cmd line and press enter:

    Code:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    This command line sets Start Menu (tiles) and MS apps the way it is after a clean install. You must pin to start after.

    NOTE: To open Powershell with no start menu, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager. Click on File menu > Run new task/type powershell and check << Create this task with administrative privileges >>/OK
    Last edited by MikeMecanic; 15 Dec 2017 at 14:06.
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    MikeMecanic said:
    Try to create a new user account and see if it helps. If not, open PowerShell in admin mode:

    Copy/paste the cmd line and press enter:

    Code:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    This command line sets Start Menu (tiles) and MS apps the way it is after a clean install. You must pin to start after.

    NOTE: To open Powershell with no start menu, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager. Click on File menu > Run new task/type powershell and check << Create this task with administrative privileges >>/OK
    Using another account didn't work, but PowerShell did. Thank you
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