I upgraded to windows 8. The keyboard itself works perfectly fine on my other systems and laptops but seems to not work on my main one. A shortcut for msconfig will show up double click it and click on the boot tab at the top. Create a new user account Also is the best experience to fix the start menu problem. May occur after Windows Update runs.
Hopefully I will be able to get the Internet working. So, one thing you may want to check is whether the service is up and running. Needless to say repeated log outs and log ins have not resolved the issue. I have another hard drive with Windows 8. For more information check out our dedicated which is packed with useful guides, including , and. I then found what had been working in 7 no longer worked. Note that if you are a laptop users, you should go to the laptop manufacturer for the correct video driver, since drivers from chipset manufacturer or video card manufacturer might not include the customized features you need for you laptop.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact video card and audio card, and your variant of Windows 10, and it will download and install them correctly: 6. Updated May 31, 2018: I've refreshed this guide to ensure it still applies following the April 2018 Windows 10 update. You can use it to lock and unlock Windows key. When I sign out and sign in, there is no change. Thank you for the nice write up though. I do have a system restore from before I deleted it.
Restart Cortana Process As we now know all too well, Cortana can be responsible for a misbehaving start menu search. If you want to try this, read our and therefore Swapfile. I'm having the exact same issue. Somehow that jarred something loose and fixed the problem without copying the database folders. In addition, the search didn't work, Microsoft Edge, and Settings. Windows Search service is a system service and runs automatically on the system startup. I tried the first one and nothing happened, so I tried the second one and restarted the laptop.
The task bar would work in some profiles but not others. If you're experiencing one of these bugs, try the solutions we've set out below and hopefully your Start Menu will be up and running like normal again. Did restarting Cortana do the trick? They work if I click them after a gap of ten minutes. See this post if your. I would suggest a Reset Install but, without the Start menu to get to Settings, I can find no other way to get to where one needs to be to do a Reset Install.
The start menu opens fine, but when i type or ask Cortana to open start menu, i get this message. But it was broken anyhow so lets hope it broken less than before. Method 1: Unlock the Windows Key On some keyboards, there is a lock key for the Windows key. If you have previously disabled Windows Firewall or do not have it running, the above steps will result in errors. I have not deleted that one yet, just in case.
If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff microsoft. If you need more details, you will get them at this post titled. On restart — all gone again, have to wait ten to twenty hours and then it comes back. It started with the sound first, then the start menu so I decided to restart my computer manually which was a bad idea, apparently and I guess Cortana just died on me when I got back on. If that is the case, restarting the Cortana process will solve the problem. Et voilá, index rebuilt after some 30mins, 54656 items found 822 more? I have Office Professional plus 2013 but I no longer have the key.
First, click Start and type: regedit Click the regedit search result to run the Registry Editor. Trying to see which one will work, so I decided to try yours on one of my customer's computer with this same issue. So I tried method 2. Click Files menu then Import. Click on Start button and type cmd in search box.
As you noted, my WiFi stopped working after the fix. Your method one with cmd line fixed the issue but created another for me. I downloaded classic start menu and now windows 10 start menu issue over. Now Try to search anything and see if fixed the windows 10 start menu won t open or search notwork problem. I found a guide online which walked you through how to create a new database and overwrite the existing but it needed some help.
Windows did not find any integrity violations and Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and repaired them mean there are now no corrupt files, but Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some or all of them indicates a problem. . And the recent windows 10 the start menu get a new look with lots of improvements. Check Windows Search Service Another reason why your Start menu search may not be working is because the Windows Search service is not running. The Start menu should now work, so you can change the new local account to a Microsoft account, and transfer your files and settings. Reinstall Windows apps Launch the Task manager and open a new PowerShell window with administrative privileges, as explained above.