If you had problem after updating to Winver 1607 read this. Start menu don't work...

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  1. lievre

    lievre MDL Senior Member

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    #1 lievre, Jan 18, 2017
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    If you had problem after updating to Windows version 1607 read this.

    Start menu not working, calculator won't open, store won't open, right clicking on taskbar icons not working, notification area would not open.

    Relax and don't play with the command prompt or power shell.

    I had all these issues after updating to version 1607. Every time i had to go back to version 1511.

    Every time :mad::hummer::rocket::bangin::devil::diespam:

    Here what i found and it is working.

    The fix which worked on 4 computers. Change the default monitor in the display settings.

    All the computers had dual screens. The issue seemed to be caused by which monitor card the default monitor was connected to. Theses computers have a vga display port on the motherboard and an add in card for the second monitor.
    The default monitor needed to be set to the monitor connected to add in card.
    Hope this helps someone.


    Lievre
     
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  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    What is Winver 1607 and before version 1607 was 1511 I believe :D
     
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  3. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    Some PC manufacters disable the VGA port in the BIOS when a video card is added to the configuration.
     
  4. lievre

    lievre MDL Senior Member

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    Yep Sorry version was 1511, my bad.

    Lievre
     
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  5. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    This is more or less an isolated case. Most Insiders are largely using single screen and having such problem and relating it to VGA issue with one of the screens can be very speculative. However, thank you for sharing your finding.
     
  6. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Yepp... an isolated case that everyone faced....:D
     
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  7. tli

    tli MDL Novice

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    May or may not be an isolated case... let me add my two bits as to what I've learned from my experience recently. There seems to be major bugs with the Win 10 handling of multi-monitors setup and configurations. On one of my system (running version 1607), it's only using one monitor, but the display adapter card has both VGA and DVI outputs--cannot be disabled independently. Win 10 would seem to randomly recognize that display adapter as being two separate monitors, even though only the DVI port is used and connected to a single monitor, while the VGA port is unused and not connected at all. Thus, most every time (about 9 out of 10) when system cold boots, it would get the dreaded blank screen with just a blue rotating circle and the cursor in the middle of the screen and nothing else displayed. Apparently, Win 10 had defaulted the display functions to a secondary 'phantom/ghost' monitor. Several Win+P attempts--switching the display mode, would reveal that multi-monitors mode is in effect, but only one monitor is actually being detected and shown. Unsure if related but this issue seemed to have surfaced after Windows Office was installed. The system was working fine before then. Anyway, on this particular Win 10 system, in order for it to consistently recognize the sole default monitor, I'd to turn off Win 10's fast-startup option. FYI.
     
  8. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Yeah! This your very statement is an oxymoron and it is a bit patronizing to say the least! I am coaxed to reply to it. :biggrin:
     
  9. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Do you need that I post some links or your're able to use the forum search by yourself?
     
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  10. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #10 LatinMcG, Jan 18, 2017
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    i also seen scaling issues with 125% or higher and clicking remote support doesnt click in proper location.

    black screen with mouse and win p shows menu for monitors.. but 1 mon only pluged in.

    winlogon.dll issues and pwd not working whether local or ms account... spins circle for 40 secs then kicks back out to pretty lock screen pic.

    then u get these bullsht articles saying ms recommends switching to w10 cause 7 is not as secure.. well newsflash to nadela! the win 10 has major fkin issues still

    but i will say i have w10 fresh install and working fine (due to i skipped the ms account straight local originally)
     
  11. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Oh, please... It is of no utmost importance. I still think it is more or less an isolated case though. I am just kidding. :D
     
  12. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Indeed. Win3.11 users never faced any problem with the start menu. It's isolated to a fraction of W10 users. The ones who never heard about Classic shell :D
     
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  13. lievre

    lievre MDL Senior Member

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    If you do a search on the net, you will see a lot of people having this problem.


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  14. lievre

    lievre MDL Senior Member

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    Nop i completely disagree with you on that. There is a million post on this topic.


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  15. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    But not all, i for one didn't have the problem, neither do i have a multiple monitor setup.

    On both my pc's and my wife's laptablet i never encountered the problems of black screens or couldn't right-click the taskbar.

    My mainsystem only has an onboard HDMI output (it's the only output) connected to my monitor with a HDMI>DVI adapter.

    My testpc has an old AMD VGA card (AMD Radeon HD6450) with one VGA D-Sub and one DVI connector.
     
  16. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Not sure did you get what I wrote. It's called irony.;)
     
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  17. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    What has to do that with the start menu problems?

    They surface because the corrupt tile DB, not because a multiple monitor setup or a "wrong" driver.
     
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  18. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I replied at the OP.

    There were more problems mentioned, non of them occurred here.
     
  19. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    3.11 was Program Manager, lol. The start menu didn't exist...
     
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  20. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    No sh*t, Sherlock. :D

    For that very reason, we didn't have any problem with it! ;)

    But seriously, the Windows Start Menu always worked flawless until they first ripped it, then added that "modern" abomination back. :mad:
     
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