An Engineers Notebook

Windows 10 start button or system tray icons are not working

Right I had this issue after migrating a system image from a VM to my phsical laptop.

First thing to try is the System File Checker – Run this as admin. If you can’t get CMD open, remember its located at c:WindowsSystem32. You could get here by CTRL+R > Type the location > Hit Enter.

sfc /scannnow

If the outcome says that it could not repair the files, either mount the windows 10 ISO or insert the disc and then run this:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:F:sourcesinstall.wim:1

F = the drive letter the media is mounted to.

Then re-run sfc /scannow

If this failes, run PowerShell in admin mode (can be found at C:Windowssystem32WindowsPowerShellv1.0)

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

At this point my start button and system tray started to work again.

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