Windows 10: Start Menu not working after latest forced reboot.

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  1.    15 May 2015 #11

    Wow.. I went ahead and reloaded Windows today. I spent the last hour or so cleaning up permissions on all my hard drives, clearing out old SID, etc.. I got everything looking good, and went to reload programs. All a sudden, no start menu, search or volume button again. Oh man! Perhaps it is time to roll back to 8.1. FML, bed is calling...
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  2.    15 May 2015 #12

    musiclover7 said: View Post
    Wow.. I went ahead and reloaded Windows today. I spent the last hour or so cleaning up permissions on all my hard drives, clearing out old SID, etc.. I got everything looking good, and went to reload programs. All a sudden, no start menu, search or volume button again. Oh man! Perhaps it is time to roll back to 8.1. FML, bed is calling...
    Ummm... cleaning up permissions? What exactly did you do? Windows requires very specific permissions for certain things, and if you mess with them, things break...
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  3.    15 May 2015 #13

    musiclover7 said: View Post
    Wow.. I went ahead and reloaded Windows today. I spent the last hour or so cleaning up permissions on all my hard drives, clearing out old SID, etc.. I got everything looking good, and went to reload programs. All a sudden, no start menu, search or volume button again. Oh man! Perhaps it is time to roll back to 8.1. FML, bed is calling...
    I just had the same problem as you, with the start menu and search not working at all (but the right-click menu works).
    My solution was to turn off Cortana through the Windows 10 Settings, now everything seems to work fine again. Cortana mainly just helps me to search on bing with whatever I say, so it's not the biggest loss
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  4.    15 May 2015 #14

    How did you manage to turn off Cortana in settings? I can't get to settings as far as I can tell.

    Mystere, all I did was take ownership of my 5 hard drives, remove the old rogue SID from their permissions which was tied to previous windows install, and then share them on my home network. I did not even touch the c drive, as it got formatted during windows load so no need.
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  5.    15 May 2015 #15

    musiclover7 said: View Post
    How did you manage to turn off Cortana in settings? I can't get to settings as far as I can tell.

    Mystere, all I did was take ownership of my 5 hard drives, remove the old rogue SID from their permissions which was tied to previous windows install, and then share them on my home network. I did not even touch the c drive, as it got formatted during windows load so no need.
    Ok, so you didn't take ownership of C:\? If you didn't touch the permissions of the OS drive, then what applications did you install?
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  6.    15 May 2015 #16

    Only Apps I installed are as follows:

    Office 2016 preview
    Waterfox
    Free Commander
    Pdf Xchange Viewer
    ITunes
    Kodi - Previously known as XBMC
    Picasa
    UltraVNC

    That's it.
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  7.    15 May 2015 #17

    Hmm.. Have you tried uninstalling them one at a time?
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  8.    15 May 2015 #18

    I am starting to wonder if this is not hardware or driver related. The start menu in 10 has always been a bit sluggish for me. takes a second or 2 to launch when clicked. Have to carefully drag and drop tiles if I want them to move around properly. I am using an older Athlon X4 635 Processor running at 2.8ghz, with 8gb of RAM, and for Graphics I have an Nvidia GTX 460. I am using just stock drivers that got loaded along with windows, and windows update.

    Before I thought maybe the problem was that I initially loaded 10041, and then upgraded via windows update to 10074. This time I just loaded straight 10074 from ISO. I disabled Cortana by right clicking on task bar, going to search, and setting that to disabled. This unfortunately did not help. Still, I am fairly sure Cortana is the problem, as every time I click the start button, an error like this winds up in Windows Event viewer:
    The server CortanaUI.AppXxyde1azfm5q2smw80a61pahvbmv0x90z.mca did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.
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  9.    15 May 2015 #19

    "I am starting to wonder if this is not hardware or driver related."
    Have you tried to create a new user account to see if it has the same problem?
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  10.    16 May 2015 #20

    Yes I did that. One of the first things I tried. Did not help unfortunately. This time around I can use the volume rocker.
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