1. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       25 Sep 2016 #1

    Windows 10 START and SEARCH buttons don't work


    For some reason both my main Windows button and Search buttons don't work. Other buttons on the Task Bar work as usual. Right click on either button gives a white-on-black context menu. Anyone have a suggestion, please?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       25 Sep 2016 #2
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  3. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       25 Sep 2016 #3

    Thanks Eprupov buy couldn't find a solution.
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  4. Joined : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Posts : 3,677
    Windows X (various flavours)
       25 Sep 2016 #4

    weybrew said: View Post
    Thanks Eprupov buy couldn't find a solution.
    There are a lot of similar threads here. Here is recent one that results in System repair with an in-place upgrade. Most of them results in the same way.

    Of course, first check in Device manager if you have any problems (yellow marks) and try System Restore to an earlier date (before problem occurs).

    Post back if you decide to do in-place upgrade (this method leave most of user files intact, but system image is recommended). Macrium reflect free is very often recommended here. It is good practice to make drive backups anyway
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,197
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       25 Sep 2016 #5

    I have to agree that Windows 10 start button becoming unresponsive is strange - I cannot recollect it happening in Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1, but my memory may be faulty.

    It certainly happens In Windows 10 for me and currently in build 1607, and has happened in earlier builds too.
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  6. Joined : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Posts : 3,677
    Windows X (various flavours)
       25 Sep 2016 #6

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    I have to agree that Windows 10 start button becoming unresponsive is strange - I cannot recollect it happening in Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1, but my memory may be faulty.

    It certainly happens In Windows 10 for me and currently in build 1607, and has happened in earlier builds too.
    Hi Fafhrd! How did you resolve it?
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  7. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       25 Sep 2016 #7

    Did a System Reset to 9/15 and things are working again. The reset wrecked my Firefox so I had to do a complete uninstall/reinstall.
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,197
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       26 Sep 2016 #8

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Hi Fafhrd! How did you resolve it?
    Ashamed or proud to say, I haven't bothered, a restart usually brings it back - a clean install will probably fix it.

    How do I live without it? For a start there are no apps I need to use. Settings comes from a right-click on the taskbar.

    Having spent a lot of time with Windows 8, not using Start there, I keep a desktop toolbar on the taskbar which gives me access to any programs I use that have not already got quick launch items pinned on the taskbar.

    To keep things tidy, I hide the icons on the desktop, and in place of Run I keep a shortcut to an elevated command prompt pinned to the taskbar.

    If I want to run Paint and Excel, I type mspaint <enter> and Paint opens, then I return to the command console (alt+tab) and type excel <enter> etc.
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  9. Joined : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
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    Windows X (various flavours)
       26 Sep 2016 #9

    weybrew said: View Post
    Did a System Reset to 9/15 and things are working again. The reset wrecked my Firefox so I had to do a complete uninstall/reinstall.
    Great. You should save and mark that restore point, or better install Macrium reflect and make system image.
    Glad you solved your problem
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