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#1 giraffasus

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 09:14 AM

I got home today and went to open the start menu on my computer, but it didn't respond. Neither does the search menu, nor Windows Edge, or Groove Music or the Windows 10 video program. All of my other programs on the task bar open when I click them, and when I right click the start menu button I am given a list of options, but not ability to access any of the application that I don't have on my task bar or desktop. I tried running POWERSHELL and sfc /scannow, but it found not integrity violations. So now I am not sure what next. Any ideas.



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 09:22 AM

The build I have is 10586.104 if that helps at all. I also found this option, but not sure about it.

 

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

 

To reinstall Windows 10 apps. Is there a different option?


Edited by giraffasus, 25 February 2016 - 09:23 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 09:40 AM

Tried the above, but received a message that

 

Get-AppXPackage : Access is denied.
Access is denied.
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopm ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], UnauthorizedAccessException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.UnauthorizedAccessException,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetAppxPackageCommand

 

Ok....?



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 09:48 AM

Well. Just restarted. The start menu responds as do the programs on my task bar. Not sure what happened, or what fixed it,(the restart?), but for other people who have this problem, try the same steps. I supposed this thread is closed. Sorry for the clutter.

 

Cheers.


Edited by giraffasus, 25 February 2016 - 09:49 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:10 AM

Not a problem, we're glad that you've fixed it!

Sometimes stuff just happens.

 

 

At work we try several reboots and see if that fixes things

It saves a lot of work, and remarkably we find that it fixes a lot!

 

Good luck!


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