Windows 10: Lost my start menu window

  1.    31 Jan 2017 #1

    Lost my start menu window

    The little windows square at bottom left on screen has stopped showing the startup apps - I can still get to them in a list with a right mouse click. How do I reset this to give me the pictorial display with Cortina ?
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  2.    31 Jan 2017 #2

    This: Just run your task manager (ctrl+alt+del - task manager) find explorer (Windows Explorer) click on it and hit del button or right click and end the process. After that your bottom bar should disappear. Hit ctrl+alt+del again in right bottom corner of the screen choose the power button and restart your computer this should fix it.
    Last edited by prikker; 31 Jan 2017 at 04:48.
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  3.    01 Feb 2017 #3

    Didn't work - deleting windows explorer gave me a blank screen - only way out of that was to switch off the PC. On restart the windows icon still does not work.
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  4.    01 Feb 2017 #4

    1. Use a system restore point - if you've enabled system restore.
    2. Use a previously created disk image- we strongly recommend the routine use of disk imaging so you can rescue yourself from many difficulties- including a failed drive. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free).
    3. Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10

    Note- there are many threads here about start menu issues. Please do feel free to search the forum for the many answers and ideas already provided.
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Feb 2017 at 10:18. Reason: link ;)
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