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michelleclive, Computer Support Specialist
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Lost windows start menu and Cortana still have windows 10 but

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lost windows start menu and Cortana still have windows 10 but not them
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Microsoft
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
Hi, My name is ***** ***** i will be assisting youLet me know the make and model of your computer
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
HP 700-311na
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
press the windows key and R key on the keyboardin the run box window type control panel and click okcontrol panel window will openclick on appearance and personalizationclick on Taskbar and Start Menu Propertiesclick on start menu tabcheck (or uncheck) the option titled "Use the Start menu instead of the Start screen." Then, click OK. You will be warned that you need to sign out before the change will occur.
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
let me know if you get the start menu and cortana back or not and i will suggest further accordingly
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it don't have a start menu tab
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
ok...on the taskbartab ensure that use smalltaskbar buttons is not checked
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is not
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
press windows key and R keyin the run window type cmd and click oktype Powershell in the black window and hit EnterPaste the following command in the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window and press Enter key:Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}Wait for PowerShell to execute and complete the command. Ignore the few errors (in red color) that may pop up.When it finishes, check if you get the start button and cortana or not
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
access denied
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
went through admin got it working now waiting
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
did you get the start button and cortana
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
let me know if it worked or not so that i may suggest further
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just keeps counting up activities not show...
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
would you like me to remote connect and check the settings myself and fix it for you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its finished now
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
ok does the start menu show up
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
pc c:\windows\system32>
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
type exit and press enter
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
are you back on desktop
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nothing no start or cortana
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes have the start button and Cortana but nothing happens
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
so when you click on start the menu does not appearis that correct
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
which antivirus software are you using
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
before trying further steps, please note that you can reopen this chat window from just answer email by clicking on view answertry thispress windows key and R key togethertype msconfig and press entergo to boot section, click on safeboot and networkclick ok to restartafter restart just repeat the process but uncheck the safe boot square in msconfigrestart again..after that check if you get the start menu and cortana working or not let me know the status
Expert:  michelleclive replied 1 year ago.
i will suggest further after you have tried the above steps