Windows 10: Corrupted Start Menu

Discus and support Corrupted Start Menu in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I upgraded to 1909 yesterday, and, among other things, the tiling operation of Start Menus is corrupted. For random tiles, they either don't work... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by kitpzyxmsir, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Corrupted Start Menu


    I upgraded to 1909 yesterday, and, among other things, the tiling operation of Start Menus is corrupted.

    For random tiles, they either don't work and/or cannot be moved, or some shortcuts are not successfully pinned. They either do or don't show up in the apps list on the left, but even if they do, there is no option to pin.

    So I restored a clean, reliable Macrium backup, Win 10 1507, with a working start menu, and upgraded to 1903, and I have the same problem.

    Is there a solution to this?

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    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 18362.449 (1903/May 2019 Update)

    :)
     
    kitpzyxmsir, Nov 21, 2019
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  2. Start Menu Corrupted - ms-resource:appDisplayName


    So after further searching , I found out the following odd facts :

    Corrupted Start Menu [​IMG]

    So this is the odd app showing in start menu with several other missing apps .

    Now few forums suggested this to be a sign of corruption example here .

    So forums suggested too that there is a tool to fix corruptions called Start Menu Troubleshooter which wasn't easy to find .

    Like always all MS Troubleshooters it managed to state the obvious :

    Corrupted Start Menu [​IMG]


    Corrupted Start Menu [​IMG]


    So searching on for means to fix the corruption since Microsoft was vague enough about this I came across this page here :
    The odd thing is my old profile has an XML based setting file and empty database folder :

    Corrupted Start Menu [​IMG]


    While new profile has no XML file but a database folder :

    Corrupted Start Menu [​IMG]


    Any body came across these blahs before ?! @Brink think these are familiar ?
     
    nIGHTmAYOR, Nov 21, 2019
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  3. Rose Cal Win User
    Start Menu

    Hi Willy,

    One possible factor why Start menu was not working properly due to corruptions. To assist you better, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Have you made any recent changes aside from updating your Windows?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you follow the steps in this article by clicking on this

    link
    . This will let you restart your device, create a new local administrator account, reset your computer and download and run the Start menu troubleshooter. You may also perform the instructions in this article:

    Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files
    that will allow you to scan for corruptions and restore corrupted files.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
     
    Rose Cal, Nov 21, 2019
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  4. Rose Cal Win User

    Corrupted Start Menu

    missing icons in start menu

    Hi Wickiwizard,

    It is possible that the icon of your apps in Start menu is missing due to a corrupted system files. To provide you the accurate resolution, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Have you made any recent changes prior to this issue?
    • Does this happen only with icons in Start menu?
    • What troubleshooting steps you've done so far?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you perform the steps in this
    article
    on how to troubleshoot problems with Start menu or Cortana.

    If the issue still persists, we recommend that you follow the suggestion shared by
    Meliton Dec on this thread.
    The given troubleshooting steps will help repair or reset not only missing apps but also lost icon.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
     
    Rose Cal, Nov 21, 2019
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