Windows 10: Need Help ASAP PLEASE! : Lost Start Menu and Can't use Windows + R

Discus and support Need Help ASAP PLEASE! : Lost Start Menu and Can't use Windows + R in Cortana to solve the problem; I am pretty sure I caused the issue but not sure where to fix it. I was looking for some logs for a program. I thought these were hidden in the C:... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by NDT Tech, Jul 15, 2021.

  1. NDT Tech Win User

    Need Help ASAP PLEASE! : Lost Start Menu and Can't use Windows + R


    I am pretty sure I caused the issue but not sure where to fix it. I was looking for some logs for a program. I thought these were hidden in the C: drive so I right clicked on the C: drive / Users / myusername and opened up "properties" Then under General / Attributes I checked "hidden" and selected "Read-only only applies to files in folder.I recieved a prompt to confirm attribute changes, and I hit Ok to "Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files"After about 8 minutes, my start menu disappeared. I tried to revert this back to the unchecked "hidden" and did the process again thin

    :)
     
    NDT Tech, Jul 15, 2021
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  2. DonGirvin Win User

    LOST WINDOWS 10 START MENU

    After trying all suggested fixes, I finally was forced to use Windows Recovery under Settings to reload the full system. I lost all non-Microsoft applications but recovered the start menu. Though this was a painful, no other suggestions worked.

    Windows created an HTML file listing all programs that was deleted and that was very helpful for reinstalling mt lost programs.

    Thanks to everyone for their effort, perhaps Microsoft will discover the root cause of so many who are losing the Start menu and can prevent it in the future.
     
    DonGirvin, Jul 15, 2021
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  3. Jeraldine Ase, Jul 15, 2021
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  4. Need Help ASAP PLEASE! : Lost Start Menu and Can't use Windows + R

    Lost my start menu, windows key does nothing either. HELP

    Hi,

    I will check what best I can do to help you out and ensure you receive assistance as soon as possible.

    Provide us additional information to assist you better with this issue:

    • Have you made any changes to the operating system that might have resulted in this issue?
    • What is the complete error code/ error message while trying to access Start menu?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you have tried to resolve the issue?

    I suggest you to try the troubleshooting steps suggested from the Microsoft helps article like: Check for updates, Restart the computer, run the troubleshooter, create test user account and check if it helps.

    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana

    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of accessing the Start menu for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jul 15, 2021
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