How to Fix Start Menu, Cortana, Settings, and Taskbar Issues in Windows 10 – wintips.org

Ever since the release of Windows 10, I have encountered many different problems with the latest OS. Most of the problems are identified as malfunctions in the Taskbar and several Windows functions or applications. Due to these malfunctions, the user faces the following problems:

  • Start button not responding.
  • Cortana has crashed.
  • The taskbar is not working.
  • Windows Store won’t open.
  • Store apps could not be launched.
  • Settings will not open.

Microsoft is aware of this problem, but unfortunately (at least until I wrote this article) I haven’t been able to find a permanent fix to fix the issues with the Start menu, apps, and Cortana, so I’ll use the few fixes I have on my own. I am writing this guide which includes. used to date in various situations (Windows 10 computers) that worked.

How to fix Settings, Start Menu, Store, Apps and Cortana problems in Windows 10.

Solution 1. Restart the Windows Explorer task. (Temporary fix)

Solution 2. Run the application troubleshooter.

Solution 3. Perform a FULL uninstall of Windows 10.

Solution 4. Rebuilding the search index.

Solution 5. Perform Windows 10 repair with in-place update.

Solution 6. Configure the Application ID service to start automatically when Windows starts.

Solution 7. Re-register modern applications.

Solution 1. Restart the Windows Explorer task. (Temporary fix)

1. press Ctrl + Ceiling + Esc To open the task manager.

2. press More.

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3. select Windows Explorer submit and click Restart (or right click and restart).

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Solution 2. Run the application troubleshooter.

1. Download and run the Apps Troubleshooter (AppsDiagnostic10.diagcab).

2. Follow the on-screen instructions to troubleshoot Windows Store apps.

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Solution 3. Perform a FULL uninstall of Windows 10.

1. Click the Windows Start button image and press Power.

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2. Hold on the SHIFT button and then press to close.

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Solution 4. Rebuilding the search index.

1. Right-click the Windows Start button (flag) and select Control Panel.

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2. install the view by to whom: Small icon.

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3. It’s open Indexing capabilities.

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4. Click on Indexing Options Change.

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5. Remove the mark Offline files and press OK.

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6. Then click Complicated.

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7. click on Reconstruction button.

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8. press OK To rebuild the index.

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8. When the rebuild is complete, close Indexing Options.

Solution 5. Perform Windows 10 repair with in-place update.

The in-place update and repair method is the safest solution to fix many issues like Start Menu, Cortana, and app storage issues in Windows 10.

Follow the detailed instructions in this article to perform a repair update on your Windows 10 installation: How to repair Windows 10.

Solution 6. Configure the Application ID service to start automatically when Windows starts.

1. Type Cortana in the search box services.

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2. Click to open Services (desktop application).

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3. right click on Application ID service and select Characteristics.

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4. click on Start button and then install Launch type for Automatic.

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5. press OK and restart your computer.

Solution 7. Re-register modern applications.

I’m writing this solution last because it doesn’t have 100% success for all the computers I’ve used it on. In a few cases the problem got worse or all the store apps crashed. So use at your own risk.

Step 1. Enable developer mode.

1. go to Settings > Update and security.

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2. Choose For developers on the left, then dot Developer mode feature. (Ans Yes in the pop-up window.)

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Step 2. Re-register modern applications.

1. Type Cortana in the search box powershell.

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2. Right click Windows PowerShell scroll to the results and select Run as administrator.

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3. (Ans Yes to a UAC warning message). Inside the PowerShell window (copy &) stick it click on the following command and click Enter:

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

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4. Wait for the command to be executed. (Ignore the errors in red.)

5. Check if your issue is resolved. *

*Note: If your apps “break” (stop working) after using the solution above, the safest way to fix the problem is to perform a repair installation of Windows 10.

You are done!

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