Windows 10 start menu not working

  1.    11 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 start menu not working

    my start button on windows 10 does not do anything and the edge icon is missing from taskbar. I have tried sfc / scanner in powershell and nothing different, please help.
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  2.    11 Nov 2015 #2

    Start Menu Failures

    It's a real pain, Microsoft still haven't made the "Start Menu" stable. I would suggest that you use the Windows button and "X" together then select "Shut Down or Sign Out" then select "Restart". I've found this to work and usually the restart cures the problem, BUT, we shouldn't be faced with this basic failure of Windows. This also applies when the "notification menu" fails too.
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       11 Nov 2015 #3
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  4.    12 Nov 2015 #4

    Open file explorer (or right click on start menu, select run, type explorer). Right click on start menu, select task manager, look for windows explorer (should be right at the top) right click windows explorer, select restart and try clicking on your start menu after your screen refreshes. Not sure if it will work for you.
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  5.    12 Nov 2015 #5

    Almighty 1 ....I haven't got Dropbox so that isn't the basic problem,but, thanks for your suggestion. I'll try Whatphoeb on the next failure. There seems to be a number of solutions but shouldn't Microsoft be attending to this problem?
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       12 Nov 2015 #6

    That's what I found at Microsoft:
    Win 10 CRITICAL ERROR: Your start menu isn't working ..... etc etc ....
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       12 Nov 2015 #7

    I have dropbox installed but mines only happens a few days before a month after the last upgrade install and it is always after a reboot and logging in when HDDHealth complains that it cannot write to C:\Program Files (x86)\HDDHealth\_identity.bin and keeps repeating.
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  8.    21 Nov 2015 #8

    This does not make any difference
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  9.    19 Jan 2016 #9

    Same problem here. Why do Microshit doesnt fix this major problem 1 year later. Not first time I've this but I donj't have restore point this time so in all I waste weeks in trying fix again and again this ********** ****************** *************** *** ********** ******* *********** *********** OS of **** ****. I waste thoushands of dollars and hours in crucial time for this shit. I could reclame damage and interest at this point

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