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  1. callmejonny's Avatar
    I was able to get my start menu back with the following steps:

    Launch the Registry Editor (hit the Windows key and R, type regedit, and then press Enter) and then navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ ImmersiveShell\Launcher

    Click Edit > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it UseExperience.
    Double-click the newly created item and set the value to 0.
    Click OK, close the Registry Editor and then restart your computer -- or just restart Explorer. (If you can still right-click on your start button, you can use Task Manager to restart Explorer.)

    Source: I reversed the process found in this post about Continuum, the new version of the start menu.

    betanews dot com/2014/11/14/how-to-enable-continuum-in-windows-10-technical-preview-build-9879/
    This worked for me. When I restarted, Windows installed a bunch of updates. When it booted up, the Start Menu was working again.
    08-19-2015 02:56 AM
  2. Ryuuuga's Avatar
    I can't make a new user because it says i need to download an app from the store and I can't access the store...
    08-21-2015 02:01 PM
  3. Diddepidde's Avatar
    Works! finally...
    Although i tried this after running powershell and tried reinstalling the apps, maybe the two combined was the fix.
    08-21-2015 04:43 PM
  4. Loopey's Avatar
    Another possible cause & fix to this issue

    For me, the non-responsive start button & Cortana issue was caused by a corrupt log in the "TileDataLayer" database. My Application Event Log had these 3 errors times every time I clicked start:

    EventID: 454 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected error -501.

    Event ID: 465 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: Corruption was detected during soft recovery in logfile C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\EDB.log. The failing checksum record is located at position END. Data not matching the log-file fill pattern first appeared in sector 75 (0x0000004B). This logfile has been damaged and is unusable.

    Event ID: 477 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: The log range read from the file "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\EDB.log" at offset 307200 (0x000000000004b000) for 4096 (0x00001000) bytes failed verification due to a range checksum mismatch. The expected checksum was 4911804130253792991 (0x442a3bd52612e6df) and the actual checksum was 4911804130253792991 (0x442a3bd52612e6df). The read operation will fail with error -501 (0xfffffe0b). If this condition persists then please restore the logfile from a previous backup.

    I was unable to find a way to rebuild or fix this database, if anyone knows a better way please do let me know as I'd like to get back my old configuration. I was however able to create & copy a new database to fix the issue. Instructions below assume that you don't have the technical knowledge or ability to put the drive into a 2nd system and preform the copy that way. They also assume that you are seeing the same problems I was in the Application Event Log.

    1. Login to your current profile
    2. Press WIN+X, and select "Command Prompt (Admin)"
    3. Enter the following commands, in this order

    1. net user "TempAdmin1" "password1" /add
    2. net user "TempAdmin2" "password2" /add
    3. net localgroup administrators "TempAdmin2" /add

    4. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL, click Sign Out
    5. Login to the "TempAdmin1" account using password "password1"
    6. Logout, and then login to the "TempAdmin2" account, using "password2" (note: you must fully sign out, not just switch users)
    7. Open File Explorer, select View, then check the box marked "Hidden Items"
    8. Navigate to C:\Users\TempAdmin1\Local\TileDataLayer (click "continue" to gain access when prompted)
    9. Right Click the folder "Database" & Copy
    10. Now, navigate to the same folder for your damaged profile (C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\Local\TileDataLayer)
    11. Right click "Database", and rename to "Database.BAD"
    12. Right click empty area in the folder, and select Paste
    13. Reboot, then sign back in with your original profile.

    Now, assuming all is well, you want to delete the 2 accounts you created:

    1. Win+X -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Manage Another Account
    2. Select Account, then "Delete Account"

    Hope that helps someone!
    Igor Kadir likes this.
    08-28-2015 08:26 PM
  5. slaikjer1's Avatar
    SOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go to Settings > Tablet Function > Disable Tablet Mode...

    Now, I got the Start Menu back!
    08-29-2015 08:58 AM
  6. Andrea Moore4's Avatar
    I have the same issues. no start or action center
    08-29-2015 10:24 AM
  7. Igor Kadir's Avatar
    Another possible cause & fix to this issue

    For me, the non-responsive start button & Cortana issue was caused by a corrupt log in the "TileDataLayer" database. My Application Event Log had these 3 errors times every time I clicked start:

    EventID: 454 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected error -501.

    Event ID: 465 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: Corruption was detected during soft recovery in logfile C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\EDB.log. The failing checksum record is located at position END. Data not matching the log-file fill pattern first appeared in sector 75 (0x0000004B). This logfile has been damaged and is unusable.

    Event ID: 477 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: The log range read from the file "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\EDB.log" at offset 307200 (0x000000000004b000) for 4096 (0x00001000) bytes failed verification due to a range checksum mismatch. The expected checksum was 4911804130253792991 (0x442a3bd52612e6df) and the actual checksum was 4911804130253792991 (0x442a3bd52612e6df). The read operation will fail with error -501 (0xfffffe0b). If this condition persists then please restore the logfile from a previous backup.

    I was unable to find a way to rebuild or fix this database, if anyone knows a better way please do let me know as I'd like to get back my old configuration. I was however able to create & copy a new database to fix the issue. Instructions below assume that you don't have the technical knowledge or ability to put the drive into a 2nd system and preform the copy that way. They also assume that you are seeing the same problems I was in the Application Event Log.

    1. Login to your current profile
    2. Press WIN+X, and select "Command Prompt (Admin)"
    3. Enter the following commands, in this order

    1. net user "TempAdmin1" "password1" /add
    2. net user "TempAdmin2" "password2" /add
    3. net localgroup administrators "TempAdmin2" /add

    4. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL, click Sign Out
    5. Login to the "TempAdmin1" account using password "password1"
    6. Logout, and then login to the "TempAdmin2" account, using "password2" (note: you must fully sign out, not just switch users)
    7. Open File Explorer, select View, then check the box marked "Hidden Items"
    8. Navigate to C:\Users\TempAdmin1\Local\TileDataLayer (click "continue" to gain access when prompted)
    9. Right Click the folder "Database" & Copy
    10. Now, navigate to the same folder for your damaged profile (C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\Local\TileDataLayer)
    11. Right click "Database", and rename to "Database.BAD"
    12. Right click empty area in the folder, and select Paste
    13. Reboot, then sign back in with your original profile.

    Now, assuming all is well, you want to delete the 2 accounts you created:

    1. Win+X -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Manage Another Account
    2. Select Account, then "Delete Account"

    Hope that helps someone!
    A thousand thanks! I made this account solely to tell you that all the other methods failed, but this one - from the errors in event log to solution - was exactly what was happening to me and resolved the issue like charm.

    All the best to you, now and ever!
    08-30-2015 01:36 AM
  8. Fixtor eServices's Avatar
    Windows 10 Start menu and Cortana not working

    If Cortana and Windows menu key is not functioning then you may follow the steps given below

    open control panel using this method

    press Ctrl Shift and esc key together it will launch task manager click on file and select run new task now type in control.exe and hit enter.

    Control panel will be launched now on the control panel windows click on the search box and type in recovery and hit search you will see the first icon as recovery click on it, after that you click on the link below on the same window "If you are having problem with your PC, go to settings and try resetting it".

    Now you will see 3 options Reset this PC should be selected by clicking on the Get started button under it.

    This will fix your Cortana and windows start menu launch button functions.

    Hope this helps leave a comment i will reply back.
    08-30-2015 04:30 AM
  9. Brett Deverell's Avatar
    Another possible cause & fix to this issue

    For me, the non-responsive start button & Cortana issue was caused by a corrupt log in the "TileDataLayer" database. My Application Event Log had these 3 errors times every time I clicked start:

    EventID: 454 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected error -501.

    Event ID: 465 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: Corruption was detected during soft recovery in logfile C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\EDB.log. The failing checksum record is located at position END. Data not matching the log-file fill pattern first appeared in sector 75 (0x0000004B). This logfile has been damaged and is unusable.

    Event ID: 477 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: The log range read from the file "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\EDB.log" at offset 307200 (0x000000000004b000) for 4096 (0x00001000) bytes failed verification due to a range checksum mismatch. The expected checksum was 4911804130253792991 (0x442a3bd52612e6df) and the actual checksum was 4911804130253792991 (0x442a3bd52612e6df). The read operation will fail with error -501 (0xfffffe0b). If this condition persists then please restore the logfile from a previous backup.

    I was unable to find a way to rebuild or fix this database, if anyone knows a better way please do let me know as I'd like to get back my old configuration. I was however able to create & copy a new database to fix the issue. Instructions below assume that you don't have the technical knowledge or ability to put the drive into a 2nd system and preform the copy that way. They also assume that you are seeing the same problems I was in the Application Event Log.

    1. Login to your current profile
    2. Press WIN+X, and select "Command Prompt (Admin)"
    3. Enter the following commands, in this order

    1. net user "TempAdmin1" "password1" /add
    2. net user "TempAdmin2" "password2" /add
    3. net localgroup administrators "TempAdmin2" /add

    4. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL, click Sign Out
    5. Login to the "TempAdmin1" account using password "password1"
    6. Logout, and then login to the "TempAdmin2" account, using "password2" (note: you must fully sign out, not just switch users)
    7. Open File Explorer, select View, then check the box marked "Hidden Items"
    8. Navigate to C:\Users\TempAdmin1\Local\TileDataLayer (click "continue" to gain access when prompted)
    9. Right Click the folder "Database" & Copy
    10. Now, navigate to the same folder for your damaged profile (C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\Local\TileDataLayer)
    11. Right click "Database", and rename to "Database.BAD"
    12. Right click empty area in the folder, and select Paste
    13. Reboot, then sign back in with your original profile.

    Now, assuming all is well, you want to delete the 2 accounts you created:

    1. Win+X -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Manage Another Account
    2. Select Account, then "Delete Account"

    Hope that helps someone!
    This is the only thing that worked for me Thanx heaps. Though Store wont open anymore it is no longer installed
    08-30-2015 06:07 PM
  10. JohnLysis's Avatar
    Another possible cause & fix to this issue

    For me, the non-responsive start button & Cortana issue was caused by a corrupt log in the "TileDataLayer" database. My Application Event Log had these 3 errors times every time I clicked start:

    EventID: 454 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected error -501.

    Event ID: 465 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: Corruption was detected during soft recovery in logfile C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\EDB.log. The failing checksum record is located at position END. Data not matching the log-file fill pattern first appeared in sector 75 (0x0000004B). This logfile has been damaged and is unusable.

    Event ID: 477 Source: ESENT
    svchost (3148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-1730992688-2170346420-2639683965-1001: The log range read from the file "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\EDB.log" at offset 307200 (0x000000000004b000) for 4096 (0x00001000) bytes failed verification due to a range checksum mismatch. The expected checksum was 4911804130253792991 (0x442a3bd52612e6df) and the actual checksum was 4911804130253792991 (0x442a3bd52612e6df). The read operation will fail with error -501 (0xfffffe0b). If this condition persists then please restore the logfile from a previous backup.

    I was unable to find a way to rebuild or fix this database, if anyone knows a better way please do let me know as I'd like to get back my old configuration. I was however able to create & copy a new database to fix the issue. Instructions below assume that you don't have the technical knowledge or ability to put the drive into a 2nd system and preform the copy that way. They also assume that you are seeing the same problems I was in the Application Event Log.

    1. Login to your current profile
    2. Press WIN+X, and select "Command Prompt (Admin)"
    3. Enter the following commands, in this order

    1. net user "TempAdmin1" "password1" /add
    2. net user "TempAdmin2" "password2" /add
    3. net localgroup administrators "TempAdmin2" /add

    4. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL, click Sign Out
    5. Login to the "TempAdmin1" account using password "password1"
    6. Logout, and then login to the "TempAdmin2" account, using "password2" (note: you must fully sign out, not just switch users)
    7. Open File Explorer, select View, then check the box marked "Hidden Items"
    8. Navigate to C:\Users\TempAdmin1\Local\TileDataLayer (click "continue" to gain access when prompted)
    9. Right Click the folder "Database" & Copy
    10. Now, navigate to the same folder for your damaged profile (C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\Local\TileDataLayer)
    11. Right click "Database", and rename to "Database.BAD"
    12. Right click empty area in the folder, and select Paste
    13. Reboot, then sign back in with your original profile.

    Now, assuming all is well, you want to delete the 2 accounts you created:

    1. Win+X -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Manage Another Account
    2. Select Account, then "Delete Account"

    Hope that helps someone!
    How can this even work? We are just replacing the same broken stuff?

    Of course it did not work for me. Nothing works. What should I do? Anyone?
    09-03-2015 06:35 PM
  11. JohnLysis's Avatar
    Also

    I created a system restore point before I installed. For obvious reasons. But of course, when I try to do a restore, computer says there is no restore no earlier restore point. Why ...
    09-03-2015 06:58 PM
  12. ajay kamath's Avatar
    Regedit mode worked for me!
    Created 64 bit DWORD instead of 32 bit owing to OS specifications!
    THANKS!!!
    09-09-2015 03:37 AM
  13. Patrick Kryzsko's Avatar
    Thank you, this solution worked!
    09-13-2015 05:13 PM
  14. dave vl's Avatar
    PERFECT!!!! after all that i've been through, this one works like a charm TY
    09-20-2015 09:00 AM
  15. Vinayak S R's Avatar
    how to run powershell as administrator as i am not able to right click on taskbar and choose "Run as administrator". Please help
    09-21-2015 10:45 AM
  16. Jim Nixon's Avatar
    Have tried powershell commands, reset to tablet mode, re-installed windows 10 twice, start center, search, action center, apps such as edge - do not respond.
    11-04-2015 01:42 PM
  17. jj20101's Avatar
    copied and pasted your GetAppXPackage etc into powershell command prompt, gives an error message says failed at line 1 character 38...i can't see anything wrong with it, but here it is...
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    did i manage to do something wrong?

    thanks for help
    06-23-2016 05:00 PM
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