Windows 10: Windows 10 no sound and start menu

Discus and support Windows 10 no sound and start menu in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have had windows 10 for a while now, but recently the start menu stopt working. The sound suddenly cuts out too. Also youtube videos dont load... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by CapnPotato, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Windows 10 no sound and start menu

    I have had windows 10 for a while now, but recently the start menu stopt working. The sound suddenly cuts out too. Also youtube videos dont load anymore... A reboot fixes the problem, but it is pretty iritating to have to reboot your pc when you just want to watch a youtube video or any other thing for what you need sound. The problem comes back in a few hours.
    When the start menu does work, it is delayed like 20 seconds.
    I have scanned my pc via cmd, but it didnt find anything.
    Can someone help me?

    Right now I am running build 10586.104

    CapnPotato, Feb 18, 2016

  2. Windows 10 - no start menu - no sound - no youtube

    Hi Lukas,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Appreciate your interest in using Windows 10.

    I suggest you to perform the methods provided below:

    Method 1: DISM TOOL:

    • On the Search bar type “cmd”. Right Click on the Command Prompt option and select Run as Administrator. (If prompted for a password, type the password and click Allow).
    • Type “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth”\

    For more information about DISM click on the link below:

    Method 2: Run a SFC (System File Checker) scan.

    • Right click on Start button and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”.
    • Type “sfc /scannow” and press Enter.
    • After the scan is complete, type “exit” and press Enter.

    For more information about SFC scan, click on the link below:

    I suggest you to install all pending Windows Updates and Drivers software and check if the issue persists.

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to
    write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
    Eeshwar Kumar, Feb 18, 2016
  3. Windows 10 - no start menu - no sound - no youtube

    Hi everybody,

    recently I've upgraded to Win10 from Win7 and since beginning I have persisting problem with start menu. For no (some) reason, it stops to popup when clicking the startmenu button and at the same moment, also sound crashes and I'm not even able to play streaming
    videos on youtube. I guess these issues relate somehow, because all the issues together happen at the same moment. I'm absolutely crazy about this, because the only solution I've found by now is a reboot, which is quite an annoying procedure to perform every
    20 minutes. I've already tried to reinstall sound drivers, I've tried to kill and reexecute explorer.exe however, after second manual execution, only a taskbar shows up and has no icons neither on the desktop. Anybody has some WORKING solution? I've found
    a plenty over the internet but none was working. Thanks!
    LukasDurjan, Feb 18, 2016
  4. simrick Win User

    Windows 10 no sound and start menu

    Hi CapnPotato and welcome to Tenforums.

    This seems to be a popular problem for some machines. There's a good read over at this thread with some solutions that have worked for a few people.
    Taskbar/Start button not working! - Windows 10 Forums

    Unfortunately, there's no one fix, and many of us are waiting on MS.

    One of the latest resolutions is to disable IE in Windows Features; worked for one person (I haven't tried it yet).

    Sorry I can't be of more help.
    simrick, Feb 19, 2016
  5. I had already tried most of the solutions in the thread, but they didnt work.
    I never tried the IE thing before, and i think it worked!
    I did that five hours ago, and have been using (gaming) my laptop since and the problem hasnt accured anymore!
    Thank you!
    CapnPotato, Feb 19, 2016
  6. simrick Win User
    Amazing! I hope that is it!

    Would you please also post in that other thread, so people know we now have 2 situations where this has resolved the problem?
    Thanks! I'll be trying it myself very soon!

    EDIT: After you're sure the problem doesn't come back, please mark this thread as solved.
    simrick, Feb 19, 2016
  7. Ok I will!

    After comming back from sleep the start menu is delayed a little, but thats no issue and probably has nothing to do with the bug, just with the amount of programs I have running...
    CapnPotato, Feb 19, 2016
  8. simrick Win User

    Windows 10 no sound and start menu

    Cheers! *Thumbs And thanks for posting in the other thread as well.
    simrick, Apr 4, 2018

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