Windows 10: Unable to open settings, Action Center and cortana after updating windows

Discus and support Unable to open settings, Action Center and cortana after updating windows in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I have updated my windows 10 recently and after that the search bar, action center, Cortana, and even settings are irresponsive. i was unable to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by chaitanyavulli, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. Unable to open settings, Action Center and cortana after updating windows


    Hi,

    I have updated my windows 10 recently and after that the search bar, action center, Cortana, and even settings are irresponsive.

    i was unable to open any of them. can you please help me out

    :)
     
    chaitanyavulli, Jan 21, 2021
    #1
  2. Arul_D Win User

    Unable to launch open Settings and Action Center in Windows 10

    Hello Emmanuel,

    We're sorry to hear the inconvenience you have experienced.

    From your description, I suspect that the issue seems to be temporary. Suggest you to shutdown your PC completely, then restart it after a while and then try to open settings to see if it responds.

    If you want to open Control Panel, type Control Panel
    into the search bar on the task bar, and select the same from the list when it appears. Alternatively you can open
    Settings, through Start Menu or press Windows Key + R,
    then type ms-settings: into the run command and hit Enter. You can also type
    Control Panel in run command to open the same.

    In case problem still persist, then try the below mentioned troubleshooting steps.

    Use the DISM tool and System File Checker for repairing any missing or corrupted system files:

    • Click Start.
    • Type cmd, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to open elevated command prompt (I.e. Command prompt with admin rights).
    • If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click
      Continue.
    • Type or copy paste the below command lines one by one into it and hit Enter:
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth


    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth


    sfc /scannow

    To close the Administrator: Command prompt window, type Exit, and then press Enter. Reboot your system to see if problem still occurs.

    If you are able to open settings, I would suggest you to check if you have enabled
    Action Center as well as turn Notification On. To check follow the steps below:

    Action Center

    1. Click on the Start Menu and click on theSettings icon.

    2. Then navigate to System>Notification and Action.

    3. ClickTurn system icons on or off option, then slide the
    Action Center bar to ON.

    Notification.


    Keep us posted if you require further assistance.
     
    Arul_D, Jan 21, 2021
    #2
  3. Isha Soni Win User
    Action Center Mail

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    Step 1: Check for the latest driver update through Windows Updates.

    • At the Start screen, type Windows Update.
    • Click or tap Settings on the right side of the screen, and then select
      Install optional updates from the left results.
    • When the Windows Update control panel opens, click on “Check for Updates” on the top left corner to receive a fresh list of updates.
    Step 2:


    Change notifications in action center

    ____________________

    Thanks & Regards,
     
    Isha Soni, Jan 21, 2021
    #3
  4. newtekie1 Win User

    Unable to open settings, Action Center and cortana after updating windows

    Disable Action Center in Windows 7?

    Unfortunately that doesn't disable Action Center, all it does it cause Acution Center to bitch about the Security Center service not running.

    Action Center seems to be a different beast from Security Center...

    And telling it to not display any messages gets it out of the way, the same way disabling the icon in the suggestions above does, but Action Center is still enabled and running.
     
    newtekie1, Jan 21, 2021
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