Windows 10: Problem with tiles in Start screen

Discus and support Problem with tiles in Start screen in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have had this problem with Start screen tiles for some months. I had hoped it might go away with a either updates or some repairs to the Store or... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by clayto, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. clayto Win User

    Problem with tiles in Start screen

    I have had this problem with Start screen tiles for some months. I had hoped it might go away with a either updates or some repairs to the Store or resets, but it persists. A proportion of the tiles, perhaps about 20%, are either completely blank or just show the text name of the app. The blank ones are the biggest nuisance, as I have to keep clicking them until I finally land on the one(s) I want. Some are or were live tiles, but no longer display anything.

    clayto, Jan 26, 2017
  2. sdrexler Win User

    live tile is not updating

    I solved my live tile problem by opening every single app and turning off the live tile feature within the app for the apps that I don't place on the start screen. Now the live tiles on the start screen are working again.
    sdrexler, Jan 26, 2017
  3. Microsoft 950 - lost phone tile on start screen

    Sorry, but the problem is that the tile has vanished from the start screen (sorry, I used the word icon when I meant tile).

    I can't unpin something that isn't there, and I cannot re-pin it as the option is greyed out!
    MollsterUK, Jan 26, 2017
  4. enigma101 Win User

    Problem with tiles in Start screen

    Have you updated your graphics drivers recently? Some older drivers have been known to cause issues with Start menu & Start screen tiles.
    enigma101, Jan 26, 2017
  5. clayto Win User
    All drivers are reported as up-to-date.
    clayto, Jan 28, 2017
  6. dalchina New Member
    If you don't have a system restore point or a disk image you can restore your system from...then

    SOLVED: blank/white paper icons Win7, after IconPackager uninstallation >> Forum Post by SparticusX
    (read carefully)
    Windows 10: How to fix blank tiles on Start Menu

    Create a system restore point and preferably a disk image before trying this for your own security.
    (The routine use of disk imaging is strongly recommended here - e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) - lets you have a second chance by allowing you to restore your system to one of a number of previously working states without technical help).
    dalchina, Jan 28, 2017
  7. clayto Win User
    My current Restore Points are all set after the tiles issue appeared. I have an EaseUsToDo backup but this seems a hammer to crack a nut. I tried the PowerShell command a couple of times' ---- It generated several pages in red ink, I spotted references to 'error' and 'file does not exist'.
    clayto, Jan 30, 2017
  8. dalchina New Member

    Problem with tiles in Start screen

    dalchina, Jan 30, 2017
  9. clayto Win User
    Thanks again. I used Powershell Admin, I always do as well as Command Prompt Admin. I have not found any point in not using them as Administrator, but I suppose there is though I have not found it yet..

    I tried the Troubleshooter but as usual it could not find any problem. I have used Troubleshooters a score of times, never with any success apart from curing a corrupt Store cache when I had Windows 8.1 more than a year ago.

    I have seen some advice to replace the Start screen with one of the replacements like StarDock, which I might do if the problem gets worse. I have just installed two new apps, both of which have blank tiles.
    clayto, Jan 31, 2017
  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Apr 5, 2018

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