Windows 10: Start Menu and Settings not working after simultaneous corruption repair and Windows update

Discus and support Start Menu and Settings not working after simultaneous corruption repair and Windows update 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 simultaneous corruption repair and Windows update


    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
    #1
  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Start Menu

    Hi Willy,

    One possible factor why Start menu was not working properly due to corruptions. To assist you better, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Have you made any recent changes aside from updating your Windows?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you follow the steps in this article by clicking on this

    link
    . This will let you restart your device, create a new local administrator account, reset your computer and download and run the Start menu troubleshooter. You may also perform the instructions in this article:

    Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files
    that will allow you to scan for corruptions and restore corrupted files.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
     
    Rose Cal, Oct 23, 2020
    #2
  3. Yolvi Ell Win User
    Please Help ME .... , Urgent Windows 10 after update menu start and menu setting not working.

    Hi Arief,

    A corrupted user profile can cause issues with the Start menu and the Settings app. We suggest creating a new local administrator account by carefully following the steps

    here
    . If you can use the Start menu and the Settings app properly while logged into the newly-created user profile, it means your old profile was corrupted.

    Additionally, since you mentioned that this only happened after installing a recent update, we suggest using system restore to take your computer back to an earlier point in time. You can find the steps for doing a system restore in this

    article
    .

    Let us know if your Start menu and Settings work properly after following these steps.
     
    Yolvi Ell, Oct 23, 2020
    #3
  4. zbook Win User

    Start Menu and Settings not working after simultaneous corruption repair and Windows update

    Programs not working

    In post 26 there were steps listed to fix the operating system corruption.
    Are you able to follow them?
    In post 29 was the suggested dism repair command.
     
    zbook, Oct 23, 2020
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