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Icons from Start Menu are gone RRS feed

  • Question

  • when i started my computer yesterday, i suddenly noticed that all the icons from my start menu are gone. Restarts havent helped at all

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:08 AM

Answers

  • Suggestions only. Assuming you have installed all the updates available. If not, please go to Windows Update and check for available updates.

    1. Do a system file check to look for corrupt files.
    Right click at Start button > select Command Prompt (ADMIN) > type this....

    sfc /scannow

    > Enter

    It will take quite a while. Just wait. When finished, it will give you a summarized report.

    2. Do a dism for imahe restore.
    Use the same Command Prompt (ADMIN) > copy and paste this......

    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    > Enter

    It will also take quite sometime. When finished, it will give you the result.


    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:00 PM
  • Try to run run sfc /scannow

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:14 PM
  • Hi,

    When you click "All apps", does it list other apps installed in your system?

    Or you can try to re-register the startmenu with the following elevated powershell

    Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}

    More important, as david mentioned, please make sure to install latest Windows Updates.

    Regards


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    Thursday, May 7, 2015 5:11 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Suggestions only. Assuming you have installed all the updates available. If not, please go to Windows Update and check for available updates.

    1. Do a system file check to look for corrupt files.
    Right click at Start button > select Command Prompt (ADMIN) > type this....

    sfc /scannow

    > Enter

    It will take quite a while. Just wait. When finished, it will give you a summarized report.

    2. Do a dism for imahe restore.
    Use the same Command Prompt (ADMIN) > copy and paste this......

    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    > Enter

    It will also take quite sometime. When finished, it will give you the result.


    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:00 PM
  • Try to run run sfc /scannow

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:14 PM
  • Hi,

    When you click "All apps", does it list other apps installed in your system?

    Or you can try to re-register the startmenu with the following elevated powershell

    Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}

    More important, as david mentioned, please make sure to install latest Windows Updates.

    Regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 5:11 AM
    Moderator