1.    28 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro

    Start menu and Search/Cortana do not function


    Sometimes Start menu and Search/Cortana buttons become frozen and only after hard boot they work.
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  2.    28 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    I've had the same problem with the start menu being unresponsive after the latest updates.

    I was in a game, & the sound just died. Alt tabbed to desktop, & noticed the start menu wouldn't come up. Tried to restart by right clicking the start menu icon, but it just stuck on the restarting window. Had to hard boot like you. Its happened twice today so far.

    Ran SFC /Scannow, only to get the result that windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. A quick google search found this http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-resource-protection-found-corrupt-files

    Currently running maintenance tasks, then will reboot & keep my fingers crossed the problem goes away.
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  3.    06 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    You'll want to print this off or write it down:

    See here: Windows 10: How to uninstall preview updates

    Be aware the restart will seem to take forever with a grey screen and the rotating dots but do not stop holding shift till the menu appears.
    The article mentions review version but just tested on my full Win10 Pro x64 rig.
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  4.    06 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 7

    Regrettably, since the Start Menu is unavailable I cannot Restart and Simultaneously press the Shift Button as recommended in the link. I can only turn off by using the power button.
    Full details on my post (3 posts before your reply!)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    06 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by oldie View Post
    Regrettably, since the Start Menu is unavailable I cannot Restart and Simultaneously press the Shift Button as recommended in the link. I can only turn off by using the power button.
    Full details on my post (3 posts before your reply!)
    Press Ctrl, Alt and Delete at the same time to bring up the menu then click on the power icon
    hold shift and press restart that way ;-)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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