Windows 10: Windows Start Button/Start menu not working

  1.    28 Oct 2015 #1

    Windows Start Button/Start menu not working


    When I click on the Windows icon in the bottom left hand corner of the screen nothing happens.

    I've re-booted, restored and via Powershell I've tried the 'Get - Appx package etc' that has been suggested in a number of places on the Web. None of that has worked.

    I've come to the conclusion that the only way to go is to Refresh/Reset the system.

    The problem is that the normal way to do that would be to click on the Windows icon and select Settings, but the icon doesn't work.

    Is there another way to get to the Recovery options?

    BTW updates are automatic - and current - no new apps have been installed nor alterations made for weeks and the system was working fine yesterday.



    In addition the time lag between clicking on File Explorer and the window actually appearing takes an age.




    If I enter Refresh into Search the option comes up but when I click on it nothing happens.
    Last edited by sikm; 28 Oct 2015 at 04:32.
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