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  1.    21 Oct 2017 #1

    Windows 10 start menu still freezes

    I re-upgraded from 7 to 10 yesterday to give this OS another try. Most all of it has gone smoothly except for the start menu won't come up half the time. I ran sfc /scannow, no integrity violations. I changed the log in creds and put in a password. The reason being, the only way I could get the start menu to come back was to sign out and re-sign in. Not something I care to do all the time.
    Part 2 to this adventure is when I shut down I am getting a prompt on the screen that says, Task Host/ Microsoft/Windows/Plug and Play/Device install/reboot required. Unless I click on restart anyway, it just sits there waiting for me to do something . I sure hope there is a simple explanation for these hiccups. My OS is win 10 HP/ acer laptop/8943g/ 8gb RAM
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       21 Oct 2017 #2

    Hello Randy, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, you might see if re-registering the Start menu may help.

    Re-register Start Menu in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  3.    21 Oct 2017 #3

    I ran the powershell and it succeeded but unfortunately I still get a frozen start menu until I sign out and sign back in. Why did the upgrade to this have to be so difficult?? I still get the task host shutdown prompt every now and then too. It's like I'm missing a driver or settings. I sure hope there's somewhere to go from here. Thanks My friend...
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  4.    21 Oct 2017 #4

    Reinstalled Cortana using the following procedure:

    1. Open an elevated PowerShell window, press Win + X keys to open PowerShell.

    2. Execute following commands one at time.

    Get-Process searchui | Stop-Process  –Force
    Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    3. Restart your computer.

    Use my batch script to automatically close opened programs at shutdown of your computer.
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  5.    21 Oct 2017 #5

    Ran everything as ordered and same results. Didn't get the Task Host prompt at restart or shutdown but the start menu still freezes. Like I said before, all I have to do is sign out and restart it and the start menu opens right after log-in. I went to the User accounts, and it says Local Account on top withAdministrator at the bottom. I password protected it so I thought that was enough. Is it because I'm not using a Microsoft account to sync everything? I'm just reaching because I don't know where else to go.
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  6.    21 Oct 2017 #6

    Start Menu problem nothing to do with your account is Local or Microsoft account.

    Boot your computer into Safe Mode and tell us problem persist within Safe Mode.
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  7.    21 Oct 2017 #7

    Got it to boot into safe mode. And the start menu open easily. I take it that has to do with my apps?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       21 Oct 2017 #8


    Since it works while in Safe Mode, you could perform a clean boot to troubleshoot to hopefully find a culprit.

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts Performance Maintenance Tutorials
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  9.    21 Oct 2017 #9

    Run a disk cleanup elevated as admin. You may have patches pending.
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  10.    21 Oct 2017 #10

    exactly how to do that??
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