Windows 10: Windows 10 Start Menu stops working until re-login

  1.    24 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Start Menu stops working until re-login


    I have read many posts about the Windows 10 start menu not working, but they all seem to be chronic failures. In my case, the failure is present until I re-login, then it's OK for a short time.

    I have a Lenovo T510 laptop running Windows 10 Pro. This is an upgrade from Windows 7 Professional.

    After using the system for awhile (I'm not sure how long a while is required), my Windows 10 start menu simply stops working and ignore mouse clicks. Seemingly coincident with this, when I hover over the icon on the task bar of an active program and the little preview pops up, the popup will persist until I click on it. It won't go away if I simply click off of it. But my biggest problem is the start menu. For these problems, if I log out then log back in again, they're back to normal for "a while"...

    I did do the obligatory "sfc / scannow" but it turned up no errors.
    Last edited by mbratch; 25 Apr 2016 at 06:10.
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       24 Apr 2016 #2

    Turn OFF Fast Startup:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    Let me know if that works.

    mbratch said: View Post
    I have read many posts about the Windows 10 start menu not working, but they all seem to be chronic failures. In my case, the failure is present until I re-login, then it's OK for a short time.

    After using the system for awhile (I'm not sure how long a while is required), my Windows 10 start menu simply stops working and ignore mouse clicks. Seemingly coincident with this, when I hover over the icon on the task bar of an active program and the little preview pops up, the popup will persist until I click on it. It won't go away if I simply click off of it. But my biggest problem is the start menu. For these problems, if I log out then log back in again, they're back to normal for "a while"...

    I did do the obligatory "sfc / scannow" but it turned up no errors.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    24 Apr 2016 #3

    cowbawx said: View Post
    Turn OFF Fast Startup:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    Let me know if that works.
    My fast startup is already turned off.
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       24 Apr 2016 #4

    mbratch said: View Post
    My fast startup is already turned off.
    Ok.... Unsure honestly what it could be. Too many variables... I.e. Brand and model pc, components and programs installed etc.... I had this problem and fast start up being disabled fixed it....
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  5. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       24 Apr 2016 #5

    mbratch said: View Post
    I have read many posts about the Windows 10 start menu not working, but they all seem to be chronic failures. In my case, the failure is present until I re-login, then it's OK for a short time.

    After using the system for awhile (I'm not sure how long a while is required), my Windows 10 start menu simply stops working and ignore mouse clicks. Seemingly coincident with this, when I hover over the icon on the task bar of an active program and the little preview pops up, the popup will persist until I click on it. It won't go away if I simply click off of it. But my biggest problem is the start menu. For these problems, if I log out then log back in again, they're back to normal for "a while"...

    I did do the obligatory "sfc / scannow" but it turned up no errors.
    Use this tutorial and do a Repair Install.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    If you find the tutorial a bit complex, don't hesitate to post back for clarification.
    It's better to be sure than to guess what it means.
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