Windows 10: Start menu and Search/Cortana do not function

Discus and support Start menu and Search/Cortana do not function in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Sometimes Start menu and Search/Cortana buttons become frozen and only after hard boot they work. 19756 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Hrant, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Hrant Win User

    Start menu and Search/Cortana do not function


    Sometimes Start menu and Search/Cortana buttons become frozen and only after hard boot they work.

    :)
     
    Hrant, Aug 27, 2015
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  2. Rockiemo Win User

    START AND SEARCH FUNCTIONS DO NOT WORK IN WINDOWS 10 - BUILD 10240

    Start button will NOT function!!! I cannot find recovery function in this computer. Search function (Cortana) is non-functional. How can I initiate recovery and restore functionality of Start menu, search menu and access my power function, programs
    and apps??? HELP!!!
     
    Rockiemo, Aug 27, 2015
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  3. cortana and Edge do not function, Start Menu says Critical Error

    Original title: Windows 10 repair

    I downloaded windows 10 when it was first available. Now cortana and Edge do not function. Start Menu has pop up that says Critical Error....Sign out. How do I fix this??????
     
    RobertLittle1712, Aug 27, 2015
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  4. DocD Win User

    Start menu and Search/Cortana do not function

    I've had the same problem with the start menu being unresponsive after the latest updates.

    I was in a game, & the sound just died. Alt tabbed to desktop, & noticed the start menu wouldn't come up. Tried to restart by right clicking the start menu icon, but it just stuck on the restarting window. Had to hard boot like you. Its happened twice today so far.

    Ran SFC /Scannow, only to get the result that windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. A quick google search found this http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-resource-protection-found-corrupt-files

    Currently running maintenance tasks, then will reboot & keep my fingers crossed the problem goes away.
     
  5. Muffy Win User
    You'll want to print this off or write it down:

    See here: Windows 10: How to uninstall preview updates

    Be aware the restart will seem to take forever with a grey screen and the rotating dots but do not stop holding shift till the menu appears.
    The article mentions review version but just tested on my full Win10 Pro x64 rig.
     
    Muffy, Sep 5, 2015
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  6. oldie Win User
    Regrettably, since the Start Menu is unavailable I cannot Restart and Simultaneously press the Shift Button as recommended in the link. I can only turn off by using the power button.
    Full details on my post (3 posts before your reply!)
     
    oldie, Sep 5, 2015
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  7. Muffy Win User
    Press Ctrl, Alt and Delete at the same time to bring up the menu then click on the power icon
    hold shift and press restart that way ;-)
     
    Muffy, Apr 4, 2018
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