Start Menu and Calendar Not Working on Windows 10

I am mad… madder than in a long while. My Start Menu stopped working, so did the calendar, I would click on them, the mouse would flicker and nothing would happen.

I finally fixed though… after installing all new drivers and msconfig and killing startups, etc… no joy. Here are the steps, in order of increasing anger until the last one worked.

  1. Interwebs say start the Application Identity service… I’m a ticking time-bomb of fury

  2. I rebuild the DISM image… Rage taking over

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

  1. Somebody said to delete applocker files… I am like a powder-keg and you are the match Start Menu

ren %windir%\System32\AppLocker\Plugin*.* *.bak

  1. Re-registered all the app packages… Rage subsiding, control regained

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

If that didn’t work, I was going to find more squirrels to trumpet to death. The squirrels are safe… for now.

Article written by Jesse Perry (JP)

Hi there, I am Jesse Perry. I have run an IT Service business for over a decade, been working in the Computer Industry for much longer.

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