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Windows 10 Start Menu and Windows Search not working


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#1 wjmccrthy

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:50 PM

After fixing a rootkit problem,  I am unable to enter anything in the windows 10 search box, nor doe the start menu work.

 

I have tried using varies fixes, but still unable to access.

 

 



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#2 dc3

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

Please post what you have tried so we don't make suggestions that you've already tried.


Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:46 PM

What it means "Start Menu and Windows Search not working"?

Does this mean they do not open and you can't just use them, or it mean something else?



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:11 PM

When the Run new task dialog box opens, type powershell, tick the box for Create this task with administrative privileges and click OK.



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:35 PM

When the Run new task dialog box opens, type powershell, tick the box for Create this task with administrative privileges and click OK.

How is this related to this topic?



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:38 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer andtlvl.

 

We have members who are not truly computer literate and will have trouble following your instructions.

 

Example:

 

Right click/tap on the Taskbar, select Task Manager, click/tap on File and select Run new task.

 

In the Create a new task box type in powershell, then click/tap on the Create this task with administrative privileges, then click/tap OK.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:43 PM

@zainmax

 

How does a question like that help with this topic????


Edited by dc3, 24 September 2017 - 02:44 PM.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:21 PM

@zainmax

How does a question like that help with this topic????

Non-topic posts are not allowed and also insulting other people's. If You have time, read rules.

Yes it is true, dc3, We have members who are not truly computer literate and will have trouble following any instructions.

They only insults others and never apologize.


Edited by zainmax, 24 September 2017 - 04:08 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:26 PM

You really don't understand what they were suggesting???  :hysterical:


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:40 PM

Open Command Prompt as a administrator by pressing  win + X, and then press A letter key.

Within Command Prompt type Powershell command and press Enter key.

Execute below command and press Enter key.

 

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

 

This tells Windows to install those default apps again. Give it some time and allow it to finish, even if nothing appears to happen at first. Even if you see an error message, restart and examine Cortana and Mail app you may just have all those default apps back again, anyway.[/size]

 

 

If above command does not resolve Cortana issue then reinstalled Cortana using the following procedure:

  • Open an elevated Command Prompt window (press win + X, and then press A key)

     

     

  • Type powershell and press enter

     

     

  • Run the below commands one at time.

     

     

Get-Process searchui* | Stop-Process -Force
 
Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

 

Restart your computer.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:04 AM

 

@zainmax

How does a question like that help with this topic????

Non-topic posts are not allowed and also insulting other people's. If You have time, read rules.

Yes it is true, dc3, We have members who are not truly computer literate and will have trouble following any instructions.

They only insults others and never apologize.

 

There is no rule of this nature.


Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:40 AM

Members,

Please refrain from discussing the forum rules in a support topic.

Thanks.




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