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  1.    14 Sep 2016 #1
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    Start Menu & Cortana Buggy After a Few Hours


    PLEASE VIEW THE IMAGES BELOW TO SEE WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT




    To quickly summarize because I made a similar thread like this...

    I did a fresh re-install of Windows 10 Pro and upgraded to the Anniversary Update Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.10). When logging in, the start menu works fine, I am mainly concerned about the search feature because it is extremely useful. After a couple of hours (the time varies), the search function bugs out and I am unable to start programs from it as shown in the GIF's above.

    In some instances, programs that can be right clicked will open up such as Steam. Other instances like Illustrator will also work if there is something under the recent subsection. The start menu is pretty barren but I am not that concerned about that.

    Like I said, this all happens after a few hours and is unannounced. No updates and notifications appear during the time interval. This appears to happen across all user accounts on my system.

    Any help is appreciated!




    Click HERE to see the latest update
    Last edited by Alphaheat; 17 Sep 2016 at 02:30.
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  2.    14 Sep 2016 #2
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    Can anyone help me?
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  3.    14 Sep 2016 #3
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    Hi.
    Have you tried this when it starts to act up?
    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    14 Sep 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Hi.
    Have you tried this when it starts to act up?
    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    No I haven't.

    I heard Windows rolled out an update (KB3189866) so I'll update to that and see if that fixes it.

    Currently I'm running into this problem when I'm trying to do the update.



    I've retried a few times already and it always gets stuck at 9%.

    I saw that there was an option to install in manually on the forum post but I don't know how to. I have a Microsoft Update Catalog_files folder on my desktop but I'm not sure what to do with that...


    @simrick

    Tried the program you recommended and nothing came up. I ended doing the update and that didn't do anything as well. You can check my update post (most recent post) to find out more.



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  5.    14 Sep 2016 #5
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    Manually download it from the Windows Update Catalog site
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  6.    14 Sep 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    Manually download it from the Windows Update Catalog site
    Getting this when I try to manually update.

    I think I should boot in safe mode and run it.






    SAFE MODE + MANUAL INSTALL DID THE TRICK. WAS ABLE TO UPDATE BUT PROBLEM STILL PERSISTS.
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  7.    15 Sep 2016 #7
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    Update: I was able to install the new update after booting my PC into safe mode, removed a certain folder, restarted my PC, and installed the update manually.

    Here is the current version of my system:



    With that said,
    the start menu still won't work the way it should. Pretty much the same problems as before (can't open programs via searching for it & the start menu is empty).





    Someone please give me some suggestion on how to fix this. This problem is driving me insane.
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  8.    15 Sep 2016 #8
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    Glad you got the update installed. Lots of people having problems with it downloading.

    Please have a look at the post here; this Start Menu problem existed over a year ago, but MS had fixed it.
    Solved Start menu not working - Windows 10 Forums

    I wonder if the problem would go away for you in a clean boot state?
    Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums

    Also, you could try re-registering the Store, and then re-registering All Apps.
    Store - Re-register in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Apps - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 8 and 10 - Windows 10 Forums


    When I had this problem last year, I performed a repair install using an in-place upgrade and that fixed things for me.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

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  9.    15 Sep 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Glad you got the update installed. Lots of people having problems with it downloading.

    Please have a look at the post here; this Start Menu problem existed over a year ago, but MS had fixed it.
    Solved Start menu not working - Windows 10 Forums

    I wonder if the problem would go away for you in a clean boot state?
    Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums

    Also, you could try re-registering the Store, and then re-registering All Apps.
    Store - Re-register in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Apps - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 8 and 10 - Windows 10 Forums


    When I had this problem last year, I performed a repair install using an in-place upgrade and that fixed things for me.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

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    Please have a look at the post here; this Start Menu problem existed over a year ago, but MS had fixed it.
    Solved Start menu not working - Windows 10 Forums
    Not applicable in my scenario because I'm not having problems with opening the app. I'm able to open the app if it was on my desktop and such. I'm not getting a message that says this app can't open, there is simply no response at all. It's like clicking on a button that doesn't do anything.

    Also, you could try re-registering the Store, and then re-registering All Apps.
    Store - Re-register in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    I never open the Store application so I don't need a direct fix for it. All the programs I have are downloaded from 3rd party sites that are not affiliated with Microsoft or can be found in the Store app.
    When I had this problem last year, I performed a repair install using an in-place upgrade and that fixed things for me.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    Will this touch any of my files and programs? I literally just wiped out my PC a few days ago with a clean install and upgraded everything to the latest version. I don't want to do that again...
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  10.    15 Sep 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphaheat View Post
    Will this touch any of my files and programs? I literally just wiped out my PC a few days ago with a clean install and upgraded everything to the latest version. I don't want to do that again...
    A repair install with an in-place upgrade leaves all your files and applications intact. Just be sure you download a current ISO from MS.
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