Windows 10: Start Menu and Settings not working after failed update undid it's changes

Discus and support Start Menu and Settings not working after failed update undid it's changes in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; A couple days ago, Steam could not finish downloading an update because "Corrupt Disk". I went to my C: drive's Properties -> Tools and clicked on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by PeterS_037, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. Start Menu and Settings not working after failed update undid it's changes


    A couple days ago, Steam could not finish downloading an update because "Corrupt Disk". I went to my C: drive's Properties -> Tools and clicked on Error Checking. Error Checking confirmed that it also found errors and offered to repair them. I accepted, but as the system was restarting, the Windows update that had been pending decided that that was a good point to begin running. After the disk corruption process, the computer said that it couldn't complete the update and was undoing the changes made. However, when I logged back in, I was unable to open the Start Menu, use the search bar and when I tried to get into my Settings via right-clicking on the desktop and clicking Display Settings, Windows throws up an error that says.


    "ms-settings:display

    This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action. Please install an app or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Apps Settings page."


    I have tried many things to fix this problem, such as:


    Going into the Command Line as an administrator and running

    sfc /scannow

    Which always stops at 47% of the way through the verification phase with the message "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation."


    Running

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

    Gives the message "The component store is repairable", but when I run

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    It stops at 11.3 or 11.4% with the message:

    "Error: 4448

    The WOF driver encountered a corruption in the compressed file's Resource Table"

    I also downloaded the Windows Media Creation Tool to try and repair install Windows, but when the computer restarts it says it's undoing the changes made and then when I log in it says it failed and gives the message:

    "0x8007001F - 0x20006

    The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during the REPLICATE_OC operation."

    When I boot in safe mode and log in it gives the message:
    "explorer.exe - System Warning
    Unknown Hard Error"

    Both my system restore points are corrupted as well.

    My CBS.log is here.

    My dism.log is here.


    Thank you in advance for your much needed help!

    :)
     
    PeterS_037, Oct 23, 2020
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  2. Darshan J Win User

    Start menu not working

    Hello Barry,

    Please help us with the below information to help you better.

    • Have you installed all the pending updates on your system?
    • Did you make any recent software/hardware changes to your computer?

    As an initial troubleshooting step I would suggest you to install all the pending updates on your system and if you are using Microsoft account suggest you to sign out and sign in again and check if resolves the issue.

    I suggest you to perform Start menu troubleshooter
    from the below article and check if it help in addressing your issue.

    Get help with the Windows 10 Start menu:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/get-help-windows-start-menu

    Let us know if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Darshan J, Oct 23, 2020
    #2
  3. cannot update to 1903 - windows undoing changes

    thanks for that

    i followed the steps as suggested but it failed again and Undid the update

    Attached is the screenshot of what I got when I booted back into windows

    - - - Updated - - -

    btw i just checked and i have 24.5gb free on the C drive

    I will use mini partition tool to increase this to over 30 if we think that will help
     
    bartjunited, Oct 23, 2020
    #3
  4. Arun B J Win User

    Start Menu and Settings not working after failed update undid it's changes

    Start menu and action center is not working in Windows 10

    Hi,

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve the issue.

    Before we proceed, I need more information to help you better.


    • What is the exact issue that you’re facing with Start menu?

    • Are you not able to open Start menu?

    • Are you getting any error message?
    I suggest you to follow the step below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Check for the latest updates and install.


    • Press Windows logo key +R, enter
      MS-settings:
      and then press OK. This opens Settings.

    • In Settings, go to Update & security >
      Windows Update, and then select Check for updates. Install any available updates and restart your PC if required.
    Step 2: I suggest you to run
    Start menu troubleshooter. After you've completed the troubleshooter, restart your device.

    Keep us posted on this issue so that we can assist you better.
     
    Arun B J, Oct 23, 2020
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