Windows 10: Start menu not working, possibly reverted to Windows 8?

Discus and support Start menu not working, possibly reverted to Windows 8? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, all. Yesterday my start menu suddenly stopped working. In it's place I had a little white house icon on the task bar. I finally figured out... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Violet, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Violet Win User

    Start menu not working, possibly reverted to Windows 8?


    Hello, all.

    Yesterday my start menu suddenly stopped working. In it's place I had a little white house icon on the task bar. I finally figured out that that was a Lenovo product called Pokki that was apparently designed to replace the missing start menu in Windows 8. I deleted it and rebooted but my start menu still doesn't work. Then I noticed that my C drive is now called "Windows 8_OS (C*Smile". Is it possible that somehow I've reverted to Windows 8 and that's why everything is messed up? I certainly did not do this deliberately. The only other thing is that I noticed that before all this started that the Comodo firewall I had been using was gone. I thought it maybe happened when I installed Windows 10 (which had been working fine for several months, BTW) - I reinstalled Comodo but then uninstalled again thinking that might be the problem. (It wasn't.)

    My start menu did freeze up once before - I fixed it by deleting explorer.exe and then putting it in again as advised when I googled it. This time, I don't even have explorer.exe in my task manager.

    :)
     
    Violet, Aug 31, 2015
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  2. My start menu icons aren't showing up properly!

    I have same problem, the start menu is not working. when you click it , nothing happened. Microsoft edge and store icon are missing on the taskbar.
     
    start menu not working, Aug 31, 2015
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  3. Windows 10 start menu has changed

    The start menu that I has customized (personalized) on my desktop pc has changed by itself...possibly has reverted to the menu that was installed when I upgraded to Windows 10...Is there anyway to the one I designed back?
     
    LindaLanquist, Aug 31, 2015
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  4. Start menu not working, possibly reverted to Windows 8?

    Pokki is a third-party app, and not made by Lenovo, but it is interesting that they chose to bundle it with a computer purchase. It sounds like your current install has been corrupted, possibly by Pokki's removal. If your Windows 10 is or was activated, my best advice would be to back up your data and do a clean install of Windows 10.
     
    DeaconFrost, Aug 31, 2015
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