Windows 10: Start Menu not working and other assorted issues.

Discus and support Start Menu not working and other assorted issues. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Just about a year ago I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad E475. Things worked well for a while but then it went downhill. The first thing was that the start... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jaydoublem, May 8, 2019.

  1. Start Menu not working and other assorted issues.


    Just about a year ago I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad E475. Things worked well for a while but then it went downhill. The first thing was that the start menu stopped working.

    To remedy it, I reinstalled Windows 10 this January. However, the first week all the issues came back which I found odd. So at this time here's just some of the things I noticed:

    - Start Menu doesn't work (have to start everything through windows key+r
    - Display Settings doesn't work. Get error message “This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action.”
    - Double clicking on pictures results in error message (File System Error(-2018374635)
    - Clicking on links in MS Outlook results in error message (Something unexpected went wrong with this URL)

    In other words there are all these little errors that don't prevent me from working on this computer but are annoying overall. For example i'm not able to change my display settings to get my dual monitors to display extended instead of mirror.

    This is my work laptop and I don't do much on it other than browsing, email and MS Office so it's just surprising to see that things go wrong this quick.

    I thought i would post here because the same errors came back after re-installing making me think that someone might have seen something similar somewhere.

    :)
     
    jaydoublem, May 8, 2019
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  2. Start menu is not working on Windows 10

    Hi,

    Iunderstand the frustration if things are not working fine as expected.

    Please help us with below details,


            • When you say "If I sign in under my user name I am in some earlier version", which version you are referring to?

            • Did you made any recent changes to your computer prior to the issue?

            • When you say “I cannot access the start menu and am limited to IP as a browser” Is it refers to Microsoft Edge?

    As an initial steps, I suggest you to check for the Windows version. To do so, follow the below steps:

    1) Login to your computer through user name on which it show earlier version of Windows.

    2) Press Windows key + r.

    3) Type winver, hit enter.

    For the issue related to start menu, I suggest you to refer to the below Microsoft help article and check,

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...ubleshoot-problems-opening-start-menu-cortana

    Reply with results and necessary information to help you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Priya V, May 8, 2019
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  3. 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, May 8, 2019
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  4. Start Menu not working and other assorted issues.

    Start menu not working

    I found the following article, ran the suggested powershell command and my start menu is working again. Here it is as I found it:
    Go to Start menu button and right click on it. This will open the contextual menu, after which you need to select Command Prompt (Admin). Once Command Prompt is open, go ahead with the following steps.

    • Type and enter: Powershell
    • Type the following: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
     
    Don Donadio, May 8, 2019
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