Windows 10: Start menu, search bar and all Windows 10 apps not working

Discus and support Start menu, search bar and all Windows 10 apps not working in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I'm on 1903. I can't even update to 1909 because settings app doesn't work, neither does the XBox one, nothing. Any know ways to fix this submitted by... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/megajackdark, Feb 13, 2020 at 1:42 PM.

  1. Start menu, search bar and all Windows 10 apps not working


    I'm on 1903. I can't even update to 1909 because settings app doesn't work, neither does the XBox one, nothing. Any know ways to fix this

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    /u/megajackdark, Feb 13, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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  2. Issues with accessing apps throuhg Start Menu and Search bar on windows10.

    Hi Indrik,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows 10. I will certainly help you.



    This issue might occur if some system files is corrupt.



    To assist you better, please provided us the information below:

    • Are you getting any error message when you click on Start Menu?

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided in Microsoft Help Article about Start menu issues and also try to start Windows Search service. Check if it helps.



    Step 1: I recommend you to refer to the suggestion provided in the Microsoft Help Article and check if it helps.

    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana:

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

    Step 2: I suggest you to try to start Windows Search services
    and check if it helps.

    1. Press Windows Key + R Key.

    2. Type "services.msc" without the quotes and click on it.

    3. Search for Windows Search.

    4. Double click on it and under Startup type, select
    Automatic.

    5. Then click on Start button.


    Note: If you are not able to change the Startup type, then continue starting the service by clicking on Start button.

    Please get back to us with an update on issue with using Start Menu and search bar, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Feb 13, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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  3. Cursus Win User
    Start Bar not working after update install in Windows 10


    Hi, tried as you suggest. It starts and says Checking application registration... and the green progress bar just goes on and on (let it run for over two hours) and never gets to the next step. Any other suggestions?


     
  4. carolWK Win User

    Start menu, search bar and all Windows 10 apps not working

    WINDOWS 10 START MENU and SEARCH STOPPED WORKING - FIXED all -- BUT APPS DISAPPEARED...

    • AUG 24, 2015:
    • START MENU and SEARCH stopped working --(AND many items on the task bar disappeared or stopped working). Also the apps were no longer accessible.
    • To fix, I tried all the fixes suggested by MS support that I found in the answers to others with the same problem--but none of it worked.
    • I FIXED THE PROBLEM by using RESTORE ...(YAY!!!)... and restored my system to the state it was in before the last update I had received.
    • It took forever.. (I went to bed and let it run overnight) BUT IT WORKED! EVERYTHING IS WORKING: start menu, search, etc. etc. Everything was back and working except for the APPS... no apps appeared in the start menu and the 'app store' icon was still
      missing from the task bar.
    • After all was restored, I did a Windows 10 UPDATE, to get back the updates that were removed when i did a system restore--everything worked out fine!
    • HOWEVER, all the APPS were still missing
      from the start menu and the MS APP STORE icon is still missing from the task bar.
    • BUT I am able to add apps back to the computer (and to the start menu) one by one.
    • ...... Anyone know of a way to restore all the apps to my computer and restore the "Store" icon back to my task bar?
     
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