Windows 10: my start button wont work Solved

  1.    27 Jan 2016 #1

    my start button wont work

    my start button wont work, i cannot restart my computer and even from the sign on screen the only option i ave it to shut down. my icons are still on the taskbar but i cannot view them and when i open my browsers its deleting my last sessions even when i have them saved to appear each time i open the browser. my time and date is gone as well as any viable option to get to my drivers and computer settings. the only thing ive been able to get to is the actio of using the windows button and pressing r but each seach i get an error message that anything i type cant be found. help!
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       28 Jan 2016 #2

    Just for starters, Hold the windows key down and press the X key. See if you get a menu that should have several options as well as the option to shut down or restart. See if that will work and let me know. If it does, select command prompt (Admin) and copy/paste this into the window. sfc /scannow. If it says errors were found, reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times before getting the 'Windows found no integrity violations', which is what you want it to say. Let me know how it goes, and welcome to Tenforums.
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  3.    28 Jan 2016 #3

    Create a new user and see if it helps.
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  4.    28 Jan 2016 #4


    Thank you I got it resolved on accident. After powering on and off multiple times I had access again to the start menu. I was told it's an issue on Windows 10. I will remember those suggestions if it happens again.
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