Windows 10: Cannot open / use start menu, settings, or other windows apps in windows 10

Discus and support Cannot open / use start menu, settings, or other windows apps in windows 10 in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; There were no updates, I simply left my computer on overnight, and when I began to use it again, I am experiencing screen flickering / constant... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by ZachW1WQ, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. ZachW1WQ Win User

    Cannot open / use start menu, settings, or other windows apps in windows 10


    There were no updates, I simply left my computer on overnight, and when I began to use it again, I am experiencing screen flickering / constant crashing of file explorer, and I am unable to interact with the tool bar, windows button, windows settings they crash as soon as I open it, etc.


    I've tried scanning and repairing my drive, restarting file explorer, rebooting in safe mode, disabling all startup programs, creating an alternate user account, but the issue still persists.


    Thanks

    :)
     
    ZachW1WQ, Feb 13, 2020
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  2. scevism Win User
    scevism, Feb 13, 2020
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Feb 13, 2020
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Cannot open / use start menu, settings, or other windows apps in windows 10

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    As you may already know, Windows 10 (as well as Windows 8) allow you to log in with a valid Microsoft account, instead of creating a local account that only works on your machine. However, you may prefer to keep a local account for privacy reasons. If you do, though, some Windows 10 features—like Cortana—may not work. Despite the default behavior, the Windows 10 Store is not one of them. You can still log in to your Microsoft account for just the Store without switching to a full Microsoft account. The process, however, is not terribly obvious. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Launch the Store from your Start menu.
    • Click the user icon next to the search box.
    • Click “Sign-in” from the menu that appears.
    • Choose “Microsoft account” and log in like normal.
    • When the “Make it yours” box appears do not enter your password. Instead, click “Sign in to just this app instead.”
    from Lifehacker
     
    Ahhzz, Feb 13, 2020
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