Windows 10: Multiple issues: start button/calculator/calendar not working

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  1.    09 Feb 2016 #1

    Multiple issues: start button/calculator/calendar not working


    I know a lot of others are plagued by the Start button issue. I am as well. But, also my Calendar and Calculator stopped working as well.

    I have tried SEVERAL solutions. Re-installing all apps via Powershell, re-installing Windows 10 and creating new accounts. Nothing I do seems to help.

    Getting tired of this, especially the Start button failing. thanks.
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  2.    10 Feb 2016 #2

    Hi, tends to be more prevalent where people have done upgrades rather than clean installs, but you're reporting clean installs. Never seen a clear explanation of why it happens- I've run Win 10 on 2 PCs with many progs installed and not had significant problems for months.

    Note the Powershell commands used to repair apps e.g. break many post build 1511 (10586) unless there's been a recent change.

    Bottom line- to fix your PC
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    This keeps all settings and programs.

    And support it with 3rd party disk imaging, so you can considerably more quickly than the above get your PC back to a working state.

    Also enable System Restore, set up a scheduled task to create a restore point e.g. daily. (The tutorial section can help here on creating the restore point)

    To try to diagnose its occurrence, keep a simple log of changes to your PC, and try to correlate that with this happening.

    See what happens if you boot to Safe Mode when the symptoms occur. If the start menu etc works then, something is conflicting with Windows. If not, sthg's corrupted. Probably.
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  3.    10 Feb 2016 #3

    ok thanks I will try that link you suggested - can you also suggest a 3rd party disk imaging solution? Perhaps something free that is also good?
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  4.    10 Feb 2016 #4

    I tried your fix and unfortunately I have the same problems. Calculator, Calendar still doesn't work and I can't search after I hit the start button. What can I do ?
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  5. Posts : 26,600
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       10 Feb 2016 #5

    DiscoSlice said: View Post
    I tried your fix and unfortunately I have the same problems. Calculator, Calendar still doesn't work and I can't search after I hit the start button. What can I do ?
    Have you ran sfc /scannow from your admin dos prompt?? if not try that and see if it finds errors, and either repair the errors, or does not repair them. If it does not find any errors, then that a good sign.

    A good backup image program is Macrium Reflect, free version.
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  6.    10 Feb 2016 #6

    i tried that Old Mike once before and it was ok. A couple of my other friends in Skype chat have this same Start button issue. So I assume it's somewhat of a common problem. i'd hate to have to do a clean install again.
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  7. Posts : 26,600
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       10 Feb 2016 #7

    DiscoSlice said: View Post
    i tried that Old Mike once before and it was ok. A couple of my other friends in Skype chat have this same Start button issue. So I assume it's somewhat of a common problem. i'd hate to have to do a clean install again.
    Well I have windows on 2 computers, one is about 7 years old, they never had a problem like yours. So you have done something to mess it up. We just have to figure out what you did. Can you hit your windows key and your X key at same time and have it bring up the advance start menu choices???

    If you can then click on the RUN option, and type winver I want to check what version your windows is.
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  8.    10 Feb 2016 #8

    ok that works - my build is 1151 - does that tell you anything?
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  9. Posts : 11,234
    W10Prox64
       10 Feb 2016 #9

    Hi.
    A similar issue here:

    Start/Notification/Cortana/Search Stop Working - Windows 10 Forums

    So far, a (mostly) clean boot has resolved the issue for 2-1/2 days now. Will have to re-enable things one by one to identify the offending item.
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  10.    10 Feb 2016 #10

    can I ask you what a "Clean boot" is? I will try that.
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