1.    13 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Win 10

    Yet another Start Menu problem


    I'm sorry to bother everybody with yet another Start Menu issue, but I've tried various things and just can't get it fixed.
    The only thing the Start Menu shows me when left clicking on it is a list of recently changed apps. Typing the name of an app doesn't produce anything. There are no tiles.
    I tried powershell scan, this long command to redownload and reinstall files to do with start menu, uninstall dropbox, update graphics drivers, I don't have separate antivirus software. The last thing I could try is the full new install, but that's almost as bad as re-installing windows altogether, and who knows how long that will last until this issue comes back?

    Does anyone have any other ideas what I could try? It's soooo annoying!
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  2.    13 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 66
    Windows 10

    Sorry, I can not help, I have had Start Menu problems too. I am giving up on windows 10 as MS forces a broken OS on us. I have a business to run so I have no time with badly coded operating systems. I hope you find a fix soon.
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  3.    13 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 80
    Windows 10

    If my start button quits working, I re-install W10. You can download the W10 ISO file from Microsoft directly:

    Windows 10

    When installing be sure to keep personal files and folders.

    Doing this always fixes start button issues for me.

    Good luck.
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  4.    14 Dec 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,077
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by naujoks View Post
    I'm sorry to bother everybody with yet another Start Menu issue, but I've tried various things and just can't get it fixed.
    The only thing the Start Menu shows me when left clicking on it is a list of recently changed apps. Typing the name of an app doesn't produce anything. There are no tiles.
    I tried powershell scan, this long command to redownload and reinstall files to do with start menu, uninstall dropbox, update graphics drivers, I don't have separate antivirus software. The last thing I could try is the full new install, but that's almost as bad as re-installing windows altogether, and who knows how long that will last until this issue comes back?

    Does anyone have any other ideas what I could try? It's soooo annoying!
    Try fixes in this order:
    1. Run sfc /scannow from an admin command prompt
    2. Restore to a previous working system restore point
    3. Restore from backup if you have one
    4. Do a repair install - this is the option in post 3 where you reinstall W10 over itself keeping all options

    I strongly recommend Classic Shell. You can configure it so mouse hover over the start button opens Classic Shell and a left mouse click opens the Windows start menu so you have the both options available.
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  5.    14 Dec 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Windows
    Posts : 36
    Windows XP

    I recommend Classic Shell too. It won't give you Start menu search or something else always broken issues.
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  6.    15 Dec 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 51
    Windows 8.1 Pro & Windows 10 Pro

    You don't have to reinstall. Here's a quick guide to recreating your user. you won't lose any of your installed programs. You just will have to rebuild your Start Menu and Desktop shortcuts.

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