Windows 10 Start menue disappeared

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In Windows 10, after starting the PC, the start menue was gone, nothing happened when clicking the windows sign in the bottom left corner. No reboot helped.
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Tile database is broken

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There might be the case, that after windows update did automatically install new updates which are deployed when shutting windows down, the database where the tiles in the start menue are configured is broken.

To restore the tile database of the start menue:

  • First close the Windows Explorer in the task manager
  • Pressing [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Del] opens the task manager.
    Press More details to expand the task manager view.
    Find Windows-Explorer and close the task by [Right click] + [Close task].

  • Open powershell
  • After clicking on New task, enter Powershell and press [ENTER]

  • Restore Start menue
  • Enter following 2 commands into the PowerShell:
    Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}

    after this is finished enter:

    Get-AppxPackage | % { Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppxManifest.xml" -verbose }

  • Start "Windows-Explorer" again
  • In the Task Manager click New task and type without explorer.exe and submit it with [ENTER]

    Now the start menue is working again.

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