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  • Hi there,

    My name is Erik. As you can see in the title my Start menu and my Search bar suddenly stopped working after I turned my computer off and 10 minutes later on, in the hope to find a fix I started searching on the internet, and tried many different things but the Start menu and the search bar are still not functional (I can click on both as long as I want but nothing will happen). I hope someone can help my fixing this problem.

    Erik

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 8:46 PM

Answers

  • Some fixes are shown here:

    https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-10-start-menu-search/

    Jerry

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9:44 PM
  • Try a restore from when the issue did not exist. Press ctrl+alt+del and hold the shift key whilst clicking restarting from the power icon bottom right. That will take you to a Choose an option screen. On the Choose an option screen choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Restore. The system will reboot, login and choose a restore point from before the issue happened.
    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9:58 PM
  • Hi Erik,

    Besides that, please run this command in the PowerShell with administrator to re-register all apps:

    Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} 


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    Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:51 AM
  • Open PowerShell and run the following command:

    Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

    Other things could be tried.

    Using DISM Commands

    i) Press Windows + x on your keyboard.

    ii) Select Command prompt (Admin) to open Administrator Command Prompt .

    iii) In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following commands. Press the Enter key after each command:
         dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
         dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

     

    Using sfc /scannow

    a. Click on Start button and type cmd in search box.

    b. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

    c. Type the following command and hit Enter.

    sfc /scannow

    Create a new user account and recheck the issue.


    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:07 AM

All replies

  • Some fixes are shown here:

    https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-10-start-menu-search/

    Jerry

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9:44 PM
  • Try a restore from when the issue did not exist. Press ctrl+alt+del and hold the shift key whilst clicking restarting from the power icon bottom right. That will take you to a Choose an option screen. On the Choose an option screen choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Restore. The system will reboot, login and choose a restore point from before the issue happened.
    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9:58 PM
  • Hi Erik,

    Besides that, please run this command in the PowerShell with administrator to re-register all apps:

    Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} 


    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, February 4, 2016 2:51 AM
  • Open PowerShell and run the following command:

    Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

    Other things could be tried.

    Using DISM Commands

    i) Press Windows + x on your keyboard.

    ii) Select Command prompt (Admin) to open Administrator Command Prompt .

    iii) In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following commands. Press the Enter key after each command:
         dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
         dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

     

    Using sfc /scannow

    a. Click on Start button and type cmd in search box.

    b. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

    c. Type the following command and hit Enter.

    sfc /scannow

    Create a new user account and recheck the issue.


    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:07 AM
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    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 8:10 AM