Windows 10 (10240) start menu and taskbar not functioning

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Puremin0rez, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Senior Member

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    I'm not quite sure what happened but I restarted my computer and now the start button doesn't work and I can't right click on any apps to bring up the jumplist.

    Only thing I did was reboot to install the update that came out today.

    Anyone have any solutions? My computer is significantly useless right now without any access to start menu.

    I just clean installed this yesterday and all was fine until I rebooted for updates.
     
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  2. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Senior Member

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    #2 Puremin0rez, Jul 22, 2015
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    Just had to Google around a bit to find a solution. Apparently this is pretty common with many windows builds. How annoying.

    I was able to fix it by running this in Powershell (with admin privs)
    Code:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Hopefully this thread helps someone if they have similar issues.
     
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  3. chilsaoui

    chilsaoui MDL Member

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    create a new local or microsoft account and then delete your previous one
     
  4. gimotan12

    gimotan12 MDL Novice

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    yes I experience that problem before from all previous builds (all of them). it happens when I use utility tools like wisecare 365, advanced system care, or any system tuneup utilities, so like "chilsaoui" said, create new local account, then delete the other account, after you delete just connect it again to your Microsoft account, and its working again.
     
  5. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Senior Member

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    Ah, yes! It's CCleaner on my computer that's causing it. It must be deleting an important Windows 10 registry key that keeps the start menu alive. How silly.

    Thanks for the help guys but I found a faster solution then creating a new user account - I posted it right below my original post.
     
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