Windows 10: Start menu buttons wont launch

  1.    17 Sep 2015 #1

    Start menu buttons wont launch


    So today my computer stopped running the apps in the start menu. I have reset a few times and nothing helped. Are my drivers out of date or is there a new update i need. Also the HP support assist says i have an update to need to install but when i install it nothing happens and goes back to an update that i need to download.

    Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    RAM: 16 GB
    OS: Microsoft Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit
    Free Disk Space: 2.7 TB
    Motherboard: 2AF3 1.0 Hewlett-Packard
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       17 Sep 2015 #2

    It looks as though you're on Windows 8.0 - is that correct?
    (build 9200) - Where are you getting this information? Some 3rd party apps incorrectly report the build - you might need to get a new version of the pgm if that is the case.

    If you are on Windows 8.0, you should at least upgrade to 8.1
    See: Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 - Windows Help


    You could also try this:
    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    17 Sep 2015 #3

    I am on Windows 10 I upgraded about 2 weeks ago i just forgot to update my specs. sorry about that. But i cant do anything like recovery or even go back to windows 8. I see the buttons but when i click them nothing happens.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       18 Sep 2015 #4

    Noobahata said: View Post
    I am on Windows 10 I upgraded about 2 weeks ago i just forgot to update my specs. sorry about that. But i cant do anything like recovery or even go back to windows 8. I see the buttons but when i click them nothing happens.
    Your specs say win10 .. I was referring to what you typed in post #1
    Noobahata said: View Post
    Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    RAM: 16 GB
    OS: Microsoft Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit
    Free Disk Space: 2.7 TB
    Motherboard: 2AF3 1.0 Hewlett-Packard

    Anyway, give the tutorial a go - you should be able to launch Powershell or Command prompt.
    Right click the Windows menu (logo) on the taskbar and pick Command Prompt (admin) or press the Winkey [ ] and search for powershell or command prompt (just type the first letter and the search box should show up, the results will be filtered as you type more letters)

    Or ... press the Winkey+R to get the Run dialog window
    to run powershell, enter : powershell.exe
    to run Command prompt, enter : cmd.exe

    Ctrl+Shift+Enter elevates the priviliges for the application in the run box
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    18 Sep 2015 #5

    Did not work. If i have to bring up any menus for any type of setting in my computer nothing happens. I can click the buttons but that shit aint opening. I get the wheel next to my mouse for a few seconds like its trying to open it but then it gives up. I can open the powershell and cmd but the crtl+shift+enter did not do anything.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       18 Sep 2015 #6

    Ok, your only option might be a refresh.

    See: Refresh Windows 10 at boot
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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