1.    27 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit and ANDROID Lollipop

    Problem with tiles in Start screen


    I have had this problem with Start screen tiles for some months. I had hoped it might go away with a either updates or some repairs to the Store or resets, but it persists. A proportion of the tiles, perhaps about 20%, are either completely blank or just show the text name of the app. The blank ones are the biggest nuisance, as I have to keep clicking them until I finally land on the one(s) I want. Some are or were live tiles, but no longer display anything.
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  2.    27 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Suffolk UK
    Posts : 47
    Windows 10 Enterprise

    Have you updated your graphics drivers recently? Some older drivers have been known to cause issues with Start menu & Start screen tiles.
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  3.    29 Jan 2017 #3
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    All drivers are reported as up-to-date.
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  4.    29 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    If you don't have a system restore point or a disk image you can restore your system from...then

    maybe
    SOLVED: blank/white paper icons Win7, after IconPackager uninstallation >> Forum Post by SparticusX
    (read carefully)
    or
    Windows 10: How to fix blank tiles on Start Menu

    Create a system restore point and preferably a disk image before trying this for your own security.
    (The routine use of disk imaging is strongly recommended here - e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) - lets you have a second chance by allowing you to restore your system to one of a number of previously working states without technical help).
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  5.    31 Jan 2017 #5
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    My current Restore Points are all set after the tiles issue appeared. I have an EaseUsToDo backup but this seems a hammer to crack a nut. I tried the PowerShell command a couple of times' ---- It generated several pages in red ink, I spotted references to 'error' and 'file does not exist'.
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  6.    31 Jan 2017 #6
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    UK, Midlands
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    Can you confirm you ran Powershell as admin?
    administrative Windows PowerShell
    and there's
    Fix Windows 10 Start menu problems with Microsoft's new troubleshooter tool
    Last edited by Brink; 31 Jan 2017 at 20:49. Reason: updated link ;)
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  7.    31 Jan 2017 #7
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    Problem with tiles


    Thanks again. I used Powershell Admin, I always do as well as Command Prompt Admin. I have not found any point in not using them as Administrator, but I suppose there is though I have not found it yet..

    I tried the Troubleshooter but as usual it could not find any problem. I have used Troubleshooters a score of times, never with any success apart from curing a corrupt Store cache when I had Windows 8.1 more than a year ago.

    I have seen some advice to replace the Start screen with one of the replacements like StarDock, which I might do if the problem gets worse. I have just installed two new apps, both of which have blank tiles.
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  8.    31 Jan 2017 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello clayto,

    If you haven't already, you might see if resetting your Start layout back to default may help.

    Start Layout - Reset in Windows 10
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