Start Menu Button and Windows Search bar not working!

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by soamz, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

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    One of our office PC was upgraded to Windows 10 last week and it has MalwareBytes as its AV.

    The start menu button and the search bar of cortona thing is not clicking at all.
    Only right click works.
    What could it be ?
     
  2. peitro

    peitro MDL Novice

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    reinstal end do not use Cortana
     
  3. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

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    Oops! Again :(
     
  4. itsoki

    itsoki MDL Novice

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    #4 itsoki, Sep 10, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2015
    Open PowerShell with Admin rights and type in " Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} ". Wait until it's finished, restart your PC and check if it works. You can also check file system for corruption. Open Command Prompt with Admin rights and type in " sfc /scannow ".
     
  5. MrTweakFreak

    MrTweakFreak MDL Junior Member

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    #5 MrTweakFreak, Sep 11, 2015
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    I have the same problem under Windows 10 Enterprise N 2015 LTSB, and this is what happens when running (elsewhere) mentioned applications:

    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.Ins
    tallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-81c4-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-81c4-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    


    And the remaining package errors:

    Code:
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-83c4-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-83c4-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0005-49c3-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0005-49c3-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0000-a8c6-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0000-a8c6-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0005-4cc3-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0005-4cc3-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0005-53c3-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0005-53c3-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0000-b6c6-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0000-b6c6-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0005-54c3-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0005-54c3-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0000-c0c6-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0000-c0c6-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0005-59c3-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0005-59c3-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-9cc4-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-9cc4-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    C:\Windows\SystemApps\ContactSupport_cw5n1h2txyewy\AppxManifest.xml(13,6): error 0x80073B0C: Cannot register the Window
    s.ContactSupport_10.0.10240.16384_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy package because the following error was encountered whi
    le determining whether the ms-resource:appDisplayName string resource could be localized: De ResourceMap of NamedResour
    ce bevat een item zonder standaard- of neutrale bron.
    . Check that the string resource is defined and that there is at least one instance defined in the r
    C:\Windows\SystemApps\ContactSupport_cw5n1h2txyewy\AppxManifest.xml(13,6): error 0x80073B0C: Cannot register the Window
    s.ContactSupport_10.0.10240.16384_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy package because the following error was encountered whi
    le determining whether the ms-resource:appDisplayName string resource could be localized: De ResourceMap of NamedResour
    ce bevat een item zonder standaard- of neutrale bron.
    . Check that the string resource is defined and that there is at least one instance defined in the resources.pri file c
    ontained in this package.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-9dc4-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-9dc4-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-a0c4-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-a0c4-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Purc...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    C:\Windows\SystemApps\WindowsFeedback_cw5n1h2txyewy\AppxManifest.xml(9,6): error 0x80073B0C: Cannot register the Micros
    oft.WindowsFeedback_10.0.10240.16393_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy package because the following error was encountered
    while determining whether the ms-resource:FeedbackApp.Resources/AppName/Text string resource could be localized: De Res
    ourceMap of NamedResource bevat een item zonder standaard- of neutrale bron.
    . Check that the string resource is defined and that there is at least one in
    C:\Windows\SystemApps\WindowsFeedback_cw5n1h2txyewy\AppxManifest.xml(9,6): error 0x80073B0C: Cannot register the Micros
    oft.WindowsFeedback_10.0.10240.16393_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy package because the following error was encountered
    while determining whether the ms-resource:FeedbackApp.Resources/AppName/Text string resource could be localized: De Res
    ourceMap of NamedResource bevat een item zonder standaard- of neutrale bron.
    . Check that the string resource is defined and that there is at least one instance defined in the resources.pri file c
    ontained in this package.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-a3c4-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0002-a3c4-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd.
    error 0x80070422: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a48c28e-ebc3-0003-4ac3-481ac3ebd001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a48c28e-ebc3-0003-4ac3-481ac3ebd001
    At line:1 char:38
    + ...  | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.I ...
    +                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Windows\Syst...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    

    As i'm using a dutch Windows version, the english translation for "Het pakket kan niet worden geregistreerd." is "Package could not be registered."

    Also: when clicking on the Windows (start) logo, and looking under both "Application" and "System" logs in the event viewer, no new entries (nor errors) have appeared.

    Are there any options left besides reinstalling (or reupgrading) my Windows system?
     
  6. davinp

    davinp MDL Novice

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    Recently, after logging in to Windows 10 I get the following error message:

    Critical error. Start menu and Cortana not working"
    Please sign off so we can try to fix the problem
     
  7. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Are you using a registry cleaner, where is allowed to find and remove the "Empty Keys"? For example Wise Registry Cleaner. If so, then simply restore removed "empty keys" and everything is ok.
     
  8. zcgkiller

    zcgkiller MDL Novice

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    Are you a domain user´╝č
     
  9. spkleader

    spkleader MDL Senior Member

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    I had the same problem and was able to reproduce it...
    The problem was related with filesharing in local group.
    if I shared the "users" folder which already had some permissions set and tell windows to re-apply the permissions, after a reboot, boom! Windows was trashed.
    Microsoft already fixed this problem in wu... so I advise. If using the first released iso of windows 10 and told the installer TO NOT DOWNLOAD UPDATES during the install process, do no mess with network settings prior using Windows update and applying all fixes to date.
    Good luck!
     
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  10. MrTweakFreak

    MrTweakFreak MDL Junior Member

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    #10 MrTweakFreak, Sep 12, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2015
    I found that when left clicking on my (non-functioning) Start menu, a new event (error) with ID 6065 occurs/appears under Event Viewer > Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > SettingSync (Debug)

    CAS::_EnsureInitialized CLSID initialized hit an error 0x800708ca

    I'm not sure if this is causing the non working Start menu or that it's just an informational type of an error.
     
  11. MrTweakFreak

    MrTweakFreak MDL Junior Member

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  12. MrTweakFreak

    MrTweakFreak MDL Junior Member

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    #12 MrTweakFreak, Sep 14, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2015
    Well, i've managed to solve the problem without downgrading or reinstalling Windows.

    In my case, the problem seemed to be related to the "Tile Data model server" (tiledatamodelsvc) service, which wasn't running for some reason.
    After enabling the service via the Registry Editor (can't change its state via Services itself) and restarting Windows, it (left-clicking start(menu) logo / right-clicking icons in taskbar/systray) worked again.

    before
    after (current setting)

    I had these problems for weeks (if not a month), but my efforts/actions have finally payed off.
    I only wonder what made me mess with that service in the first place.
     
  13. smokinjoe

    smokinjoe MDL Novice

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    Not too late but see my post solving this issue here:
    h t t p:// forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/68672-Start-menu-Windows-10-weak-search-problem
    Sorry don't have 20 posts to copy the link so just remove the spaces!
     
  14. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Just use classic shell and forget about the crappy MS replacement for it.
     
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