Windows 10: Start menu not working Solved

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  1.    05 Feb 2015 #1

    Start menu not working


    The Windows 10 start menu has stopped working. If I click on the Start button, nothing happens. I did a repair install and that corrected the problem for a few days. The problem has returned. No start menu. All updates have been installed. Does anyone have a fix for this?
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    Microsoft Windows 7/10
       05 Feb 2015 #2

    Not experiencing anything like that myself. Did you disable any services? I played around with disabling Cortana and removing the search box from the taskbar and it caused the start menu to be delayed for a moment, but it still popped up.
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  3.    05 Feb 2015 #3

    I looked over the services. I didn't see anything unusual and I didn't change any settings there. I disabled the search box from the taskbar right after installation. The start menu was still working at that point.
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  4.    05 Feb 2015 #4

    I created an image of the hard drive after the last installation when everything was working. I could restore the image and take it from there. But I would like to know what is causing the problem.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281
       05 Feb 2015 #5

    jaqsol said: View Post
    I created an image of the hard drive after the last installation when everything was working. I could restore the image and take it from there. But I would like to know what is causing the problem.
    Possibly look over the services and see what you have, then pop in the imaged drive and look to see if anything is different? About all I know to do. Other than to reinstall.
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  6.    05 Feb 2015 #6

    i had that problem for 2 days, issue went away today

    jaqsol said: View Post
    The Windows 10 start menu has stopped working. If I click on the Start button, nothing happens. I did a repair install and that corrected the problem for a few days. The problem has returned. No start menu. All updates have been installed. Does anyone have a fix for this?
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  7.    05 Feb 2015 #7

    This problem was fixed by the patch MS issued yesterday, if you're still having it, make sure you download the latest updates.
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  8.    05 Feb 2015 #8

    All updates have been installed. I just checked to be sure. The problem remains.
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       05 Feb 2015 #9

    Re install from your image.
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    Windows 10 Home/10 Pro x 3/Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
       05 Feb 2015 #10

    I've had this issue twice in the last 2 days after using System Restore and ensuring all Windows Updates are installed (even KB3036140) and still no Start Menu, Search or Notifications. However I did find a way to fix this issue without reinstalling and that is to follow Brinks Tutorial below.

    Apps - Re-register in Windows 8 and 10

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