Help me, Start menu screen not working


  1. Posts : 8
    10 1909
       #1

    Help me, Start menu screen not working


    Hello
    I need help, please someone help meeee
    I'm using StartIsBack

    I don’t know how did I damage this “Start screen” menu that it does not work!
    I think I deleted some file which was redirecting this, do you know how to make it work again?
    Now, when I click on it I get error:
    -
    The item you selected is unavailable. It might have been moved, renamed, or removed. Do you want to remove it from the list?
    -

    Any idea pleaseee
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #2

    Do you have any System Restore points to a date prior to installing StartIsBack?
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  3. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #3

    venusmargaritto said:
    Hello
    I need help, please someone help meeee
    I'm using StartIsBack

    I don’t know how did I damage this “Start screen” menu that it does not work!
    I think I deleted some file which was redirecting this, do you know how to make it work again?
    Now, when I click on it I get error:
    -
    The item you selected is unavailable. It might have been moved, renamed, or removed. Do you want to remove it from the list?
    -

    Any idea pleaseee


    Hi venusmargaritto, welcome to Ten Forums.


    I'm with ignatzatsonic, I'd start with looking for a suitable restore point, if you have them enabled. Unfortunately, by default, they are disabled.

    If you don't have restore points enabled already, I'd suggest doing that ASAP because they can be useful with Windows 10 even though many seem fixated on the previous versions of Windows where it rarely provided success.

    I have my PC configured to create a restore point during startup because I don't restart too often, I usually use sleep. And I usually create a manual restore point before any significant OS updates or software changes. It only takes seconds and could save lots of grief.

    Enable or Disable System Restore in Windows



    Another possibility would be to reset the start layout.


    Reset Start Layout in Windows 10




    This also might be the time to mention saving an image file with Macrium Reflect Free.

    Many of us make an image of both OS & data drives regularly and then you always have a bailout option for both hardware and software failures or corruptions.
    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 12 Mar 2021 at 09:44.
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  4. Posts : 7,607
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #4

    Right-click on the Start button --> Windows PowerShell (Admin)
    Run the following commands to enable System Restore.
    Code:
    WMIC /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call Enable "%SystemDrive%"
    CMD /C "vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=%SystemDrive% /for=%SystemDrive% /maxsize=20GB"

    The script in option two below is the most convenient way to create a restore point:

    Add Create Restore Point Context Menu in Windows 10

    W10 Tweaker said:
    I have my PC configured to create a restore point during startup
    Consider using this script: Automatically Create System Restore Point at Startup in Windows 10

    W10 Tweaker said:
    Many of us make an image of both OS & data drives regularly
    I am the only one who has never done so.
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  5. Posts : 8
    10 1909
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hey all, thanks, in my opinion, which might be fully wrong, system restore is a useless feature which I deeply disable it via registry!
    I use TrueImage from Acronis.

    However, I found that's something from StartIsBack itself and re-enabling it will fix it...
    Thanks all for warm welcome and kind help :)
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  6. Posts : 42,487
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    System Restore is great- when it completes restoring successfully.

    Unlike restoring an image, user data is not touched.

    To compensate for restore points being created infrequently, I have one created daily on a schedule (tutorial available).

    As such, it makes a useful complement to routinely using disk imaging.
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  7. Posts : 7,607
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #7

    System Restore is useful to me. I have never used disk imaging.
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  8. Posts : 8
    10 1909
    Thread Starter
       #8
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  9. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #9


    In the old days, Win95, 98, Win2K and even with XP, successful use of restore points was hit or miss and mostly miss. At least, that was my experience. I had better results with Windows 7 but nothing close to the performance in Windows 10.

    I only started using Windows 10 in late 2018, (a Windows 7 holdout), and my success rate using restore points is now about 90%.

    I'll take those odds, any day. I'm not certain why so many poo poo restore points, it's just another tool that in Windows 10, works more often than not.

    If you're not using any other form of backup or disk imaging, it's only a matter of time before a catastrophic failure eats your data. Some people are very luck. Do you feel very lucky?*

    *This question is not directed to anyone in particular, just food for thought.


    BTW, the link above may have been updated in 2020 but since the comments date back to 2012, I'd guess that's when the article was written.

    So in reality, it truly has no relevance to Windows 10 other than those who choose to pre-judge the use of the Windows 10 version of system restore based on the ancient versions of Windows.
    I just don't understand this mindset, it's apples and oranges.

    To each their own.
    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 12 Mar 2021 at 16:04.
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  10. Posts : 7,607
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #10
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