Windows 10: No longer have Audio, Start Menu, or Settings

  1.    06 Jan 2018 #1

    No longer have Audio, Start Menu, or Settings


    Hello! I'm currently in serious need of some help with my Windows 10 PC. I have searched for answers to my problems but it always leads to another error or issue. If anyone has any answers to whats going on below please let me know!

    Randomly my PC decided to freeze up completely. I could not move the mouse and nothing was changing on the screen. After around 30 minutes of waiting for it to hopefully unfreeze, nothing happened. I decided it was long enough and used the restart button on my PC to hopefully fix the freeze. It did fix the freeze but brought many more issues. After the restart audio has stopped working, the windows button and search button on the taskbar no longer work and right clicking the desktop and selecting Display Settings/Personalize brings up an error box below.

    Right Clicking the Desktop and selecting Display Settings/Personalize
    https://i.gyazo.com/259ca3c5bbd40e7c...b9526b7b85.png

    Audio Icon along with Troubleshooting and cannot select default playback/recording devices
    https://i.gyazo.com/0eb1cd2a8ee0fa51...f98aa14b58.png

    Trying to Left/Right Click the Start Menu and Search Button
    https://i.gyazo.com/21646ea19be14752...b18c9837d1.mp4

    If you have any ideas or questions please ask! Thanks for anyone who tries to help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    06 Jan 2018 #2

    Microsoft provides a possible solution if willing to use it.
    It's called RESET.
    There are several ways to get to SETTINGS.
    If willing, find your way to Settings > Update and Recovery > RESET the system to a clean build.


    Reset Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    Last edited by nt62; 06 Jan 2018 at 18:56. Reason: added tutorial link
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    06 Jan 2018 #3

    Before resetting try a System Restore to a time before this happened.
    If that still doesn't work, then press the Win key+X and choose Powershell (Admin) type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hello Gang, One laptop I have on the IP fast build, now on 14905.1000 has this issue. Click start, then click power, and blink, the start menu just closes, no options given for shutdown. The options above for settings and file explorer work...
I'm an IT Pro and been using Windows 10 for a while now but I just had to join this forum to ask at least this perhaps dumb question: In Windows 7 I used to be able to type into the start menu search field the word "close" and the first result...
Hey, after been using Windows 10 since launch I've got annoyed by those silly things whenever I click start menu for longer than like 2 or 3 minutes. When it happens, the windows desktop flickers to black. I uninstalled the drivers and used the...
Solved Start menu no longer works in General Support
My Win10 Start menu no longer works with my main user account. It still works under other user logins. It doesn't open whether I hit the Windows key or if I click the Start button. Any clues?
Build 10074 Up til late yesterday evening, Windows was working fine. I week ago I decided to play Elder Scrolls Skyrim and got sucked into the never-ending void of modding the game. At some point the game crashed/Froze my system so I had to...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:54.
Find Us