Windows 10: Something seems wrong with my start button Solved

  1.    24 Jun 2017 #1

    Something seems wrong with my start button


    Its been getting like this and doesn't always work correctly when I click it

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    Anyone know what causes this?
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       25 Jun 2017 #2

    You posted a edited out picture of the Start button. What is the exact problem that you are having?
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  3.    25 Jun 2017 #3

    It should normally look like this: Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

    Like seen in the previous picture, it gets this light grey bar down the middle of the start button and often when this happens clicking it wont work or I have to click it multiple times and It may respond.

    It seems to come and go often.
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       25 Jun 2017 #4

    1) winver (in the pop up about windows > view your windows version and build > type this information into the thread)


    2) sfc /scannow


    3) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth


    4) chkdsk /scan


    When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on copy > paste into the thread



    5) net user test /add

    When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on copy > paste into the thread

    6) shutdown /r

    Upon reboot sign on with the new user named test.
    Check the start button.
    If scannow, restorehealth, and scan were all ok then try the new account.
    If the new user account has no windows start button problems it confirms that the other user account is corrupt.
    If the user account is corrupt you could use the new one or you could fix the old one but that takes work in the registry.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       25 Jun 2017 #5

    There is nothing showing in your screenshot. If you are using Creators Edition, it is known to have graphics drivers issues. Uninstall the hardware and driver then reboot. If you did a inplace update from an older version of Windows 10 to Creators update, you may have to do a clean install. There have been some issues since the beginning with Windows 10 for graphics chipsets that are older and no longer supported by Microsoft and the manufacturers.
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  6.    29 Jun 2017 #6

    bro67 said: View Post
    There is nothing showing in your screenshot. If you are using Creators Edition, it is known to have graphics drivers issues. Uninstall the hardware and driver then reboot. If you did a inplace update from an older version of Windows 10 to Creators update, you may have to do a clean install. There have been some issues since the beginning with Windows 10 for graphics chipsets that are older and no longer supported by Microsoft and the manufacturers.
    If you cant see it I dont know what to tell you man. Now Im worried, I was hoping updating might solve the problem. There are two screenshots. One normal one with the bar.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       29 Jun 2017 #7

    There is nothing in your two pictures from what you are stating. Graphics drivers have been found to cause issues with Windows 10.
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       29 Jun 2017 #8

    Please post the results of the troubleshooting from post #4.
    There are more steps to fix start if you are continuing to have problems.
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  •    01 Jul 2017 #9

    Sorry for the delay everyone. I started the sfc scan zbook suggested and It has not come back yet. I think it might be gone for good now.Thank you all for the support and Im considering this solved.
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       02 Jul 2017 #10

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