Windows 10: start menu and search not working after Build 19041.264 update

Discus and support start menu and search not working after Build 19041.264 update in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi there, I recently updated my pc to insider preview Build 19041.264, and my pc start menu started freezing and goes blank. the search menu no long... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by nakdickson, May 21, 2020.

  1. start menu and search not working after Build 19041.264 update


    Hi there, I recently updated my pc to insider preview Build 19041.264, and my pc start menu started freezing and goes blank. the search menu no long pops up when I click the icon on the taskbar, and it no longer works in file explorer as well.

    :)
     
    nakdickson, May 21, 2020
    #1

  2. Search doesn't work on Start menu

    Hi,

    Your concern regarding the Cortana search/quick search not working on either of your machine can be caused by a change on the device configuration/settings or corrupted system files. To effectively assist you with your concern,
    we'd like to ask additional information:

    • Which Windows build version is running on your machine? Press the
      Windows + R key to open the Run command window, and then type
      winver in the box and press Enter to help you identify the build currently installed.
    • Have you made any changes on your machines prior to your concern?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you follow the methods provided on this
    support article
    . The article includes steps on how to troubleshoot problems with
    Start menu or Cortana. Click the drop-down arrow for each section to view the steps. Once you're done check if the issue persists.

    In addition, there we're released update fix related to blank Start menu and we suggest that you check and install the latest build version of
    Windows 10. To do this, you may visit this link and click the
    Check for updates now button. On the same link, you can check the latest build version available by clicking the
    For more info about updates, see Windows 10 update history link.

    We'll appreciate if you can send us an update.
     
    Darwin Dim, May 21, 2020
    #2
  3. Start Menu Search

    Hi,

    About your issue regarding the Start menu or Search, in order for us to assist you better. Please answer the question:

    • Were there any recent changes made to your system prior to the issue?

    In the meantime, we suggest you to check this link:
    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana
    . It contains troubleshooting steps prior to the issue.

    We'll look forward to your response.
     
    Phillip Pio, May 21, 2020
    #3
  4. start menu and search not working after Build 19041.264 update

    Start menu,Wifi key, Search key not working

    Hello Nikhil,

    The issues with accessing the Start menu/ Windows key might have occurred due to corrupted/ missing system files after installing the latest update on your computer.

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

    • Have you made any changes to the operating system prior to this issue?
    • What is the complete error code/ error message with this 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, Search bar for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, May 21, 2020
    #4
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