Windows 10: Start menu, search bar and taskbar software doesn't work after update

Discus and support Start menu, search bar and taskbar software doesn't work after update in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello. After the latest update my start menu, search and most of the pinned programs on the taskbar stopped working along with other programs such as... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by eilhart, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. eilhart Win User

    Start menu, search bar and taskbar software doesn't work after update


    Hello. After the latest update my start menu, search and most of the pinned programs on the taskbar stopped working along with other programs such as VLC media player, Google Chrome. Right clicking on pinned items don't do anything. I can't remove them because of this. I can however run google chrome and VLC if I right click on their desktop shortcuts and run them as admin. Double clicking shortcuts on the desktop doesn't work either. I uninstalled VLC and installed it afresh. Now the desktop shortcut works but when I make it fullscreen the taskbar still shows. When I open Chrome as admin, the icon in the taskbar is blank and separate from the non-working pinned Chrome icon. Also, a weird thing I noticed, the icons on my desktop blink every so often.

    My version shows 1903 (OS Build 18362.476) when I type winver in the powershell. The windows key+shift+S clipping tool doesn't work. Since the the start menu doesn't work, I installed paint.net to take screenshots of my update history. After I took the screenshots and saved them in my pictures folder. I went there and it said you don't have permission for this folder. I clicked on Continue with admin icon beside it to access the folder. It seems like everything is locked. I'm not sure what's going on. I'm on my own admin user account. I'm also logged in to my Microsoft account in this user account. Below are the screenshots of my update history. Not sure how to fix these problems.


    Start menu, search bar and taskbar software doesn't work after update [​IMG]

    Start menu, search bar and taskbar software doesn't work after update [​IMG]


    I also want to add that I ran a disk check because it was recommended in the action center and no errors were found.

    edit: I saw there is an optional update for version 1909. I'm gonna attempt to install that now. Maybe it will fix these errors.

    :)
     
    eilhart, Nov 24, 2019
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  2. BetoLP Win User

    Windows doesn`t start. Authomatic repair doesn`t work.

    Thanks again!!

    I`m sorry I had not noticed that the text on the picture was in spanish. It says that windows has replaced some damaged clusters in "name" file and "directory". Then, at the end "an unspecified error occurred (75736e6a726e6c2e 4f6)".

    I`ll do it and I`ll be updating this thread when I have the report.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I ran SeaTools. These are the results:

    Start menu, search bar and taskbar software doesn't work after update [​IMG]


    Does it mean my HDD is useless?
     
    BetoLP, Nov 24, 2019
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  3. Shoaib Win User
    Windows-10 update KB4058043: Search bar doesn't work after update

    After the most recent Store reliability update (KB4058043), I have the exact same problems as described in a year-old update issue:

    Windows 10 Anniversary update: Search bar doesn't work after update

    In addition to the start menu, entering search text in the "Windows Settings" dialog's search-box also freezes it.

    I've tried all solutions provided therein, but none has worked so far. So far I've tried solutions based on

    • DCIM tool
    • A PowerShell script
    • Tweaking.com's repair tool

    How do I fix it?
     
    Shoaib, Nov 24, 2019
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  4. Cursus Win User

    Start menu, search bar and taskbar software doesn't work after update

    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?


     
    Cursus, Nov 24, 2019
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