Do have any other suggestions or tips on what i might need to do? Debbie, thanks for the simple suggestion, but unfortunately this one did not work for me either. To get rid of it completely, you need to do more. Please contact your software vendor. Method 5: By Using System File Checker Scan In this method, you just need to download any system file checker scan from any site and run it. Moreover, for other people who want to use this fix, do not forget to un-hide hidden files, UsrClass. Hmm, perhaps that's how it works in theory.
Any other suggestions would be appreciated! Quick tip though, if you right click the taskbar and hide the search, it still lets you search just by typing once you click the start button. Saransh, What am I doing wrong please see my comment of January 24, 2016 above? So, I started experimenting with the file system. I wish to revert ot Windows 7 as soon a spossible so I can continue my work. This is how to launch it in safe mode: I made an empty file and opened the cmd? I disabled the program, and now I no longer have to run the patch above — which works very well also. Now they seem to be scraping the bottom of the barrel. Did you have any trouble following any of the above steps? Hi Sandeep, Thank you for using Windows 10. Switch off the virus checker it all comes back.
Many thanks Ive run the powershell fix which worked however I now have a similar problem to Mark, annoyingly it means I cannot download images such as those created on canva. It starts behaving weird after long hours. I tried the above but did not work. My Start menu stopped working about a week ago. After changing the setting and restarting everything was back to normal : This problem caused the login procedure on my pc slower, and I also felt some lag when I clicked to open the start menu.
I'm a huge science and technology enthusiast. I have had three Microsoft tech support to check the problem but they have not ben able to repair them. After that Windows 10 worked for a while with no problems, but then the original start menu problem re-occurred and I was back to square one. Troubleshooter may or may not detect any problems. When you click on the shortcut it shuts the computer down.
Also I had to look hard for command prompt to right click as admin because for some reason it is not on my quick start menue. Launch control panel right click on the start menu 2. Go to run Windows + r 2. If you'd like the Cortana task to return, simply change the SystemApps Cortana folder name back to Microsoft. Any idea how to fix those apps? But nope, you can't actually remove it in the Windows feature dialog - seems like they basically haven't touched that since Win7. Supposedly that cmdlet supports CommonParameters e. No search, no response when clicking the icon for Cortana on the taskbar.
Microsoft used to be top shelf. I finally searched for the issue. How to disable Cortana in Windows 10 via editing the home folder? So, I started experimenting with the file system. The folder should be renamed and the Cortana task will not start again. It shouldn't be this resource intensive? If it's turned on it should listen for keywords or something before sending anything out. Check Windows Search Service Another reason why your Start menu search may not be working is because the Windows Search service is not running.
I was expecting an outrage about the privacy concerns, but it's a little early to be disappointed on that front I suppose. The start menu opens fine, but when i type or ask Cortana to open start menu, i get this message. Are you using the insider version currently? If your security software is the culprit, make sure you are using its latest version — else you may want to change it. I may have to go back to Windows 8. None of the methods are working. It wont allow me to which is why I am having the issue.
In order to enable Cortana, you first need to accept the terms and conditions. We could run ProcMon to try to find out how. Their new update made it impossible to turn off. It will open the system configuration utility. Right click menu on the task bar icons is responsive again. Method 2 :- Easiest Method Feeling lazy, huh? Now my computer is unusable until I can get Internet back up. I managed to do a W-7 restore to an earlier point after a w-10 update by getting to the control panel through the menu on desktop folder.
I tried rebuilding the index database multiple times and even changing its location but nothing changed. And with the recent , disabling Cortana can entirely break search, , with the only way to fix it being a clean install. I used the powershell command supplied above, and am now working 100%. Whenever the Start Menu or Cortana or Windows Edge cease functioning, simply run this batch file by double-clicking on the desktop shortcut. I could not restart, reboot, could not do system restore, could not roll back to a previous version. I can access these functions in my separate, rarely used Administrator account.
Can you turn off Cortana? Broken start menu, search box, cortana and edge. In this screen, Cortana will present a few sentences. Last week I had a day when I could not get a right click menu to select recently opened documents and then noticed the Start Menu would not work. Ignore the few errors in red color that may pop up. I'm sorry, but it just seems like a lot of data if it's just listening for me to say a single word and then act on it. Maybe you can switch to alternative programs for both.