Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10  

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  1. HeM
    Posts : 333
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.1909

    Here, it works fine...after a new user account creation
    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10-start.png
    ...more tiles OFF
    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10-start1.png
    ...more tiles ON

    The best way (imo) to "resolve" Start menu issues is a new user account (Administrator) creation!
    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    I've clean installed v.1803, if I remember well, 5 times with different issues every time, most of them had to do with corrupted user profile which causes this Start menu mess and most of the times it could not be repaired.
    Last edited by HeM; 11 Sep 2018 at 23:20.
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  2. Posts : 299
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 18362.778 (1903/May 2019 Update)

    Hi Guys,

    I think I solved the broken start menu problem. At least, it works for me.

    I took your advice and created a new user account, but when I got there the start menu was still having problems. It was behaving erratically, but In some circumstances It actually would adjust a little wider, but not to get where it should be.

    I started wondering if custom scaling might be affecting it. Waaaaay back in Win XP, thru trial and error, I set my most comfortable custom scaling level to "157". It made fonts more legible and scaled apps to the right size for my needs.

    Change DPI Scaling Level for Displays in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Anything higher than "157" would create problems. I've maintained that setting ever since, including in Windows 10.

    I turned off custom scaling and whatta ya know! The start menu went back to normal!

    I went back and tinkered with the custom levels, and it turns out "156" is the tipping point for my setup. Anything higher breaks the start menu.

    I went back to my original user account, made the change, and it worked there as well.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,861
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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    Great news. Thank you for sharing your findings and solution.
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