Windows 10: Start Menu Breaks -- GPU Driver Related Issue?

Discus and support Start Menu Breaks -- GPU Driver Related Issue? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I had upgraded to Win10Pro from Win7 once, and rolled back/re-upgraded in order to recover my start menu once only to have it break again after... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Reactor686, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Start Menu Breaks -- GPU Driver Related Issue?


    I had upgraded to Win10Pro from Win7 once, and rolled back/re-upgraded in order to recover my start menu once only to have it break again after rebooting.

    After spending several hours and attempting different fixes (DISM etc.) to recover my Start menu, the Microsoft start menu troubleshooting utility told me I was effectively SOL because Cortana and some other necessary applications were not properly installed. Unrelated, I stated to receive an error for a popular game (Overwatch, error: 0xE0070150) which is sometimes resolved by installing graphics card drivers. Upon reinstalling Nvidia drivers 368.81 my start menu returned and the game also worked (no reboot necessary).

    I still lose my start menu every time my system reboots, but my workaround at present is to sleep-state unless rebooting is necessary and simply reinstall the GPU drivers every time. I hope the anniversary update fixes this issue (maybe even the reason why they are making the spy-queen Cortana mandatory is to avoid whatever under-the-hood conflict is robbing people of their start menus).

    I haven't come across a connection between GPU drivers and Start menu issues when I was trying to fix things -- can anyone here help me figure out why I need to reinstall them every time after rebooting?

    I can provide a DxDiag dump etc., I just don't want to flood with too much information.

    :)
     
    Reactor686, Jul 30, 2016
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  2. BSOD when running video card

    Still related to the video driver. Since you have a current driver I would revert back to a driver a year old (as described in the wiki). If that does not help it is time to start testing the hardware

    Try this free video stress test:
    http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/


    FurMark Setup:

    - If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup

    - In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"

    Click "Go" to start the test

    - Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first)

    - Click "Quit" to exit
     
    ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP), Jul 30, 2016
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  3. How to solve unexpected kernal mode trap + other BSOD errors

    Not driver verified and still related to the video driver. May be time to start thinking about testing the hardware od doing a wipe of the OS

    Try this free video stress test:
    http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/


    FurMark Setup:

    - If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup

    - In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"

    Click "Go" to start the test

    - Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first)

    - Click "Quit" to exit
     
    ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP), Jul 30, 2016
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