Windows 10: Start Menu problem - fixed. Solved

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  1.    08 Jun 2015 #1

    Start Menu problem - fixed.


    I've just found a solution to a problem I had with the start menu in 10130 and thought I'd post it here in case others are having the same problem.
    This morning there was nothing I could do to open the start menu - tried everything.
    Then I remembered that last night I turned off some options in Personalisation - Start.
    Things like 'Occasionally Show App content' - 'Display recently opened programs' etc.
    Anyway, I wondered if that could have affected anything so I went back and turned those back on - closed settings and then hit start menu and it opened first time! Must be a bug. Hope this helps anyone with the same problem.
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  2. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       09 Jun 2015 #2

    kenC said: View Post
    I've just found a solution to a problem I had with the start menu in 10130 and thought I'd post it here in case others are having the same problem.
    This morning there was nothing I could do to open the start menu - tried everything.
    Then I remembered that last night I turned off some options in Personalisation - Start.
    Things like 'Occasionally Show App content' - 'Display recently opened programs' etc.
    Anyway, I wondered if that could have affected anything so I went back and turned those back on - closed settings and then hit start menu and it opened first time! Must be a bug. Hope this helps anyone with the same problem.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  3.    09 Jun 2015 #3

    badrobot said: View Post
    Thanks for sharing.
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  4.    10 Jun 2015 #4

    kenC said: View Post
    Anyway, I wondered if that could have affected anything so I went back and turned those back on - closed settings and then hit start menu and it opened first time! Must be a bug. Hope this helps anyone with the same problem.
    How did you get the Settings screen opened?

    EDIT
    Win + I did the trick and thanks for the Start Menu fix.
    Last edited by AlanWade; 10 Jun 2015 at 06:40.
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  5.    10 Jun 2015 #5

    Glad it helped. I had settings pinned to the taskbar.
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  6. Posts : 8,303
    Windows 10 Professional
       10 Jun 2015 #6

    I think Settings is also in one of the Ribbons in File Explorer.
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  7. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       10 Jun 2015 #7

    AlanWade said: View Post
    How did you get the Settings screen opened?
    EDIT: Win + I did the trick and thanks for the Start Menu fix.
    The Notification and Action Center is another place you can launch All Settings.
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  8.    10 Jun 2015 #8

    Can you tell me how to do this.
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  9. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       11 Jun 2015 #9

    3312borden said: View Post
    Can you tell me how to do this.
    Use one of the methods described above to launch Settings.
    Open Personalization
    Open Start
    toggle the top 3 switches on or off - then try to open Start
    If you still cannot open start, throw the switches the other way (if it was on ... turn it off, if it was off ... turn it on)

    It might take more than one attempt ... and the "can't open start" might happen again.
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  10.    11 Jun 2015 #10

    An easier way I found, even more puzzling, was to stop the search in the task manager and reboot. No more start menu problems thereafter.
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