1.    24 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Webster, NY
    Posts : 46
    Windows 10

    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.    24 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Turn OFF Fast Startup:

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

    Let me know if that works.

    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch 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.
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  3.    24 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Webster, NY
    Posts : 46
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by cowbawx 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.    24 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch 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.    24 Apr 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch 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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  6.    04 Oct 2017 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 10
    WIndows 10

    anyone found a solution to this? I have had the problem a couple of years and it seems to be getting worse. Symptons are identical to original post. I have tried everything but have to log off and on again to get it working which is a pain.
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  7.    04 Oct 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,106
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, let's go thru the usual basic steps:
    1. Do you see the same thing in Safe Mode?
    (= is there some conflict with sthg installed?)
    2. What happens if you create a new user for test purposes? Do you see the same behaviour?
    (= is there a problem with your user profile?)

    What is your Windows build?
    (Windows key + R, winver)

    I have had the problem a couple of years
    - so presumably that's with different Windows builds, is it? (1511, 1607, 1703....)
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  8.    05 Oct 2017 #8
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 10
    WIndows 10

    The problem is it is intermiitent. I could be working happily all day then suddenly I lose my start menu. So booting into safe mode is no good. I have just discovered that 1703 has been failing to install so I will fix that and see how it goes over the next few days.
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