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  1. Joined : Oct 2015
    Guernsey
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       06 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 start button critical error


    I get the error message which says "Critical error- Your start menu isn't working. We'll try to fix it next time you sign in. <Sign out now>"
    It came, went and now its broken again.Click image for larger version. 

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  2. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       06 Nov 2015 #2

    Suggestions :
    Assuming RIGHT click at the Start button still works.......
    1.Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > type powershell > press Enter key.
    At the flashing prompt, copy and paste this command line ( to avoid typo it's best to apply Copy/paste method)......

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    > press Enter.
    When it is done, check if you can open Start Menu.

    2. Create another user account with exactly the same privileges as the one you are using now > logon to it and see if you have the same problem.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       06 Nov 2015 #3

    billy268 said: View Post
    Suggestions :
    Assuming RIGHT click at the Start button still works.......
    1.Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > type powershell > press Enter key.
    At the flashing prompt, copy and paste this command line ( to avoid typo it's best to apply Copy/paste method)......

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    > press Enter.
    When it is done, check if you can open Start Menu.

    2. Create another user account with exactly the same privileges as the one you are using now > logon to it and see if you have the same problem.
    If you can't right click the start menu press the windows key and r at the same time. Then type in powershell and continue with the quoted instructions
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  4. Joined : Oct 2015
    Guernsey
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       06 Nov 2015 #4

    Not being paranoid but is this a tried and tested workaround to a known bug issue?
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  5. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       06 Nov 2015 #5

    Maugli said: View Post
    Not being paranoid but is this a tried and tested workaround to a known bug issue?
    Yes. I did not make this one up. It has been widely used by users for the same problem.
    It is not 100%, but the batting average is very good.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2015
    Guernsey
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       11 Nov 2015 #6

    It's just I'm new to this forum and I am not confident I want to put a script like this in. Can you tell me the source of this information?
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 72
    Windows10
       11 Nov 2015 #7

    Maugli said: View Post
    It's just I'm new to this forum and I am not confident I want to put a script like this in. Can you tell me the source of this information?
    I ran this command myself to see what it did, and it has caused some problems with the modern apps, many of them
    no longer working. SFC /scannow and DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth have not helped.
    Going to try system restore now.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
    Posts : 806
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       11 Nov 2015 #8
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  9. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1
    Win10
       12 Nov 2015 #9

    I made a new user account with administration privileges and applied the new Windows updates and things seem to be working. So far...
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  10. Joined : Oct 2015
    Guernsey
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       21 Nov 2015 #10

    It works. Thank you very much!

    EDIT:
    ...except the next time I restarted the system it crashed and was unrecoverable.
    I have now done a clean install of Windows 8 again.
    I'm going to stick with that until Windows 10 has been tested properly and actually works.
    Last edited by Maugli; 23 Nov 2015 at 12:42.
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