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

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  1.    11 May 2015 #1

    Start Menu not working after latest forced reboot.


    My machine reboot last night, likely due to an update that got pushed out, and now I can no longer click on the start menu. Windows key does not pull it up either. Also, the volume button in the bottom right of the screen, I cannot click on that either. I can right click on it though, and pull up volume rocker, but left click does not do anything. Running 10074. Anyone else having issues, or have any suggestions for me?
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  2. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       11 May 2015 #2

    By forcing reboot, some system files might be corrupted. You can try from Admin Command prompt, copy and paste, and press <ENTER> to run:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause
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  3.    12 May 2015 #3

    Gave that a shot and reboot. No good... Still no start menu or volume slider. Right click on both menu's still works though. I did not install any 3rd party GUI changers. Have been trying to test the OS out vanilla for the past month or so.
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  4.    12 May 2015 #4

    Here is what I see in the Windows Event logs:
    The server CortanaUI.AppX5jgxdm5v6spdthjfhjx2gb5yy0fcs2mc.mca did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.


    - System



    - Provider


    [
    Name]
    Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM

    [
    Guid]
    {1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}

    [
    EventSourceName]
    DCOM

    - EventID 10010


    [
    Qualifiers]
    0

    Version 0

    Level 2

    Task 0

    Opcode 0

    Keywords 0x8080000000000000

    - TimeCreated


    [
    SystemTime]
    2015-05-12T14:26:52.681877400Z

    EventRecordID 168822

    Correlation

    - Execution


    [
    ProcessID]
    996

    [
    ThreadID]
    4788

    Channel System

    Computer XXXX

    - Security


    [
    UserID]
    S-1-5-21-777254689-876394079-1570856477-1001



    - EventData



    param1 CortanaUI.AppX5jgxdm5v6spdthjfhjx2gb5yy0fcs2mc.mca
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  5.    12 May 2015 #5

    Have you tried running wsreset?
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  6. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       12 May 2015 #6

    Can you roll back to previous restore point ?
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  7.    12 May 2015 #7

    System restore failed to complete unfortunately, and WSreset did not work either. Worth noting, I cannot launch search either. That is likely the crux of my problem, as Cortana is likely a pre-req for the start menu now a days. I may be looking at a re-install it seems, unless someone has another suggestion.
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  8. Posts : 21,815
    Dual boot - Win 10 Pro & Win 10 Insider (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       12 May 2015 #8

    musiclover7 said: View Post
    System restore failed to complete unfortunately, and WSreset did not work either. Worth noting, I cannot launch search either. That is likely the crux of my problem, as Cortana is likely a pre-req for the start menu now a days. I may be looking at a re-install it seems, unless someone has another suggestion.
    I've had similar problems. Try this: Apps - Re-register in Windows 8 and 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Make sure you reboot after. When you run this powershell command (AS ADMINISTRATOR), it will give you a scary looking "red" message at the end. It's only because shellexperiencehost app is open and can't be updated. Ignore it. try it.
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  9.    13 May 2015 #9

    Tried that.. No good.. I just finished loading classic shell so I could get around until I can afford to take the time to reload. This is working fine for now... Maybe I will get lucky and the next update they push will fix my issue.
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  10. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       13 May 2015 #10

    You may want to try Macrium Reflect to image you system. They have a free version that works, It is a great program.
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