Start Menu and Action Center not working

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  1. Kris

    Kris Active Member

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    Sorry if this was already brought up, I did a search but couldn't find anything.
    If I leave my desktop running for a while the Start Menu and Action Center buttons stop working. I can't open them with the Windows key on my keyboard or right clicking the Action Center icon. Been right clicking on the Star Menu to restart the computer, to get them working again but this is becoming very annoying. Not happening on my SP3 or my wife's S3.
    Trying to avoid doing a reinstall. The computer is the network hub for every device in the house and would have to a lot of work to get everything set up again, nothing hard just very time consuming.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    @Kris,

    On that desktop PC, check out the integrity of some critical Windows 10 files and settings by running this command from an Administrator command prompt:

    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    Let us know of your progress.
     
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    Did that using powershell and it found errors and said it could not fix them. I then tried running this
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Haven't had a chance to see if it is working or not. Either I shut off the computer without thinking or someone else in the house does. Thanks for the quick response.
     
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    It takes a while for that to run. I've used it before. ;)
     
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    And neither worked. so I might have to reinstall Windows, yay...
     
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    Just noticed after using the last command these popped up
    start menu.JPG
    They won't open and I can't uninstall them. Anyone else run into this? lol still trying to avoid reinstalling Window....
     
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    I got the same issue as well these steps fixed it for me:
    3 Ways to Fix “Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working” | Password Recovery

    Press the Windows + R keys and then type in "msconfig" in the Run box. Press Enter. Click on the boot tab, check the "safe boot" checkbox and click network underneath it. Click Apply. After restarting, run "msconfig" again and then turn off safe boot. Restart the PC and hopefully the start menu should return to normal.
     
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    I solved by creating a new local account with admin rights. After restarting I copied all the folders from the old profile C:\users\profilename to the new profile and all the shortcuts from the older account appeared on the desktop.
     

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