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    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10

    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10

    How to Download and Use Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10
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    23 May 2019
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    How to Download and Use Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10

    Microsoft has released a Start menu troubleshooter for Windows 10 that will troubleshoot and hopefully automatically fix your Start menu problems.

    This tutorial will show you how to download and use the Start menu troubleshooter to troubleshoot and automatically fix Start menu problems for your account in Windows 10.



    Here's How:

    1. Download the Start menu troubleshooter ZIP file from Microsoft below.
    2. Save the Start_Menu_troubleshooter.zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the Start_Menu_troubleshooter.zip file.

    4. Open the Start_Menu_troubleshooter.zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the startmenu.diagcab file to your desktop.

    5. Run the startmenu.diagcab file.

    The Start menu troubleshooter will only run and will not be installed in your Windows 10.

    6. Click/tap on the Advanced link in the Start menu troubleshooter. (see screenshot below)

    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10-w10_start_menu_troubleshooter-1.png

    7. Check the Apply repairs automatically box, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10-w10_start_menu_troubleshooter-1b.png

    8. The Start menu troubleshooter will now check for problems with the Start menu. (see screenshot below)

    The troubleshooter checks for the following issues:
    • If Start Menu and Cortana applications are installed correctly
    • Registry key permission issues
    • Tile database corruption issues
    • Application manifest corruption issues.


    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10-w10_start_menu_troubleshooter-2.png

    9. If the troubleshooter finds any problems, it will attempt to automatically fix them. You can click/tap on View detailed information to see the troubleshooting report details. (see screenshots below)

    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10-w10_start_menu_troubleshooter-3.png
    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10-w10_start_menu_troubleshooter-4.png

    10. When finished, you can close the Start menu troubleshooter.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. SOHO1's Avatar
    Posts : 114
    Windows 10 Edu
       #1

    No issues detected, but still, the start menu won't launch.
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,805
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello SOHO1, :)

    If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the computer may sort it if it's just a glitch.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 299
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 18362.778 (1903/May 2019 Update)
       #3

    Hi Brink,

    Up until recently I was still on 1703, on a 365 day deferral. Last week I used the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant to upgrade to 1709, and downloaded the latest windows update. So far , so good. All seemed to be running normally.

    I then upgraded to 1803. Among some of the other (issues that I will post in the appropriate areas), I found that the Start Menu "Show More Tiles" option is not working correctly.

    Here's what it should look like, from the recent 1709 upgrade
    Attachment 202956

    This is the default view after upgrading to 1803,
    Attachment 202957

    and here's what it looks like with "Show More Tiles" enabled
    Attachment 202958

    I ran the Start Menu Troubleshooter as you instructed. It didn't fix things, but I got some explanations. Is there a way to export a log, or how would you like me to report what it found?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,805
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #4

    It looks like it may have worked. If you drag the right border of the Start menu over more, does it allow more tiles to show in that direction?
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 299
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 18362.778 (1903/May 2019 Update)
       #5

    Brink said:
    If you drag the right border of the Start menu over more, does it allow more tiles to show in that direction?
    No. The third image shows the limited, and only effect of the setting change; widening the start menu the width of one tile, with no ability to drag in either direction.

    Attached is a .pdf of the troubleshooter results. Perhaps you could guide me in the repair.

    Attachment 203101
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,805
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hmm, I'm surprised you're not able to resize the Start menu.

    Resize Start Menu in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    You could see if manually clearing the live tile cache may fix the reported issue in the troubleshooter.

    Clear Live Tile Cache on Start in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    If not, then you could see if resetting the Start layout may.

    Reset Start Layout in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
      My Computers



  7. Posts : 299
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 18362.778 (1903/May 2019 Update)
       #7

    I'm experiencing several odd behaviors since the updating to 1803. I was going to post them elsewhere, but I'm wondering if they are related.

    The one thing that helped a little was Reset Start Layout in Windows 10.

    Now with show more tiles disabled, I can expand the menu normally by dragging
    Attachment 203140

    but if I enable show more tiles. it goes back to this with no ability to drag.

    Attachment 203142

    I'm also having problems with Windows Defender advanced scan. Most of the time when I try to go there, I only get a momentary flash on the screen and then returned to the desktop with nothing else happening. It did work two time actually, but that was out of about 50 tries.

    Also, I noticed that my windows startup sound wasn't working. Usually that's a result of the fast started option in power being enabled. I had it turned off, but somehow it enabled itself involuntarily. I unchecked it, but still have no sound. But the shutdown sound still works.

    I did the upgrade to 1803 with the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant. Could that be the problem?

    This all happened directly after the upgrade. In 1709, it all worked.

    Here's several reliability monitor files

    Attachment 203144
    Attachment 203145
    Attachment 203146
    Attachment 203148
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,805
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #8

    In that case, you might see if a repair install may help more.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade | Windows 10 Tutorials
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 299
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 18362.778 (1903/May 2019 Update)
       #9

    When everything else failed I did a clean install with my original installation disk, and then ran windows update to its completion of 1803.

    Nothing else was altered. The behavior is the same. It's apparent that this is a problem cause by 1803.

    One good thing happened tho. Windows defender scan now works normally.

    However, can someone with 1803 please post a picture of their start menu with "show more tiles" enabled?

    thanks
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