No menu , cortana or Edge after upgrading from 8.1 to windows 10

Problem:

I have recently upgraded from windows 8.1 to 10 and menu and edge doesn’t load.

Resolution:

1.If you have not downloaded the following update for Windows 10 then download and install it.

Cumulative Update for Windows 10: August 5, 2015

2. Open a powershell administrator command line and run this command:

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

3. Creating a New User Account.

4.Using DISM Command:

I) Press Windows + x on your keyboard.

ii) Select Command prompt (Admin) to open Administrator Command Prompt .

iii) In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following commands. Press the Enter key after each command:
     dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
     dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

5. Using sfc /scannow

a. Click on Start button and type cmd in search box.

b. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

c. Type the following command and hit Enter.

sfc /scannow

 

Windows 10:Sound playback menu pops up on log in

Problem:

The Sound playback device menu pops up every time the user logins in.  have all the current sound device drives loaded.

Resolution:

This is not a normal behavior.

1] I shall suggest you to go through a Clean Boot 

2] You may also try a System Restore. Select any restore point when there was no such problem.

Start button and search box don’t work in Windows 10

Problem:

The start button doesn’t work and the box on the bottom toolbar that is labeled search…is grayed out.

Resolution:

Open PowerShell and run the following command:

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

Other things could be tried.

  1. Create a new user account and recheck the issue.

2.  Using DISM Commands

i) Press Windows + x on your keyboard.

ii) Select Command prompt (Admin) to open Administrator Command Prompt .

iii) In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following commands. Press the Enter key after each command:
     dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
     dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

 

3. Using sfc /scannow

a. Click on Start button and type cmd in search box.

b. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

c. Type the following command and hit Enter.

sfc /scannow

Fixing Windows Store Error “invalid value for registry” in Windows 10

Problem:

I installed windows 10 home on my laptop and whenever I try and go on store it says “invalid value for registry”.

Resolution:

To fix this, run the following in a Command Window (CMD) to re-register the Store App:

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.XML

Ref:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/notime/archive/2013/10/18/fix-store-app-in-windows-8-1.aspx

CD Or DVD Drive is missing after upgrade to Windows 10

Problem:

I have upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, now I am finding DVD Drive is missing in Explorer.

Resolution:

Right click on Start button > select Command Prompt (Admin)

Now copy-paste the following command in Command Prompt and press Enter key:

reg.exe add “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0” /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001

Reboot the computer.

 

Fixing Black Screen or Blank Screen Problem after Upgrade to Windows 10

Problem:

I have upgrade from Windows 7.1 to Windows 10, now I am getting a black screen without any cursor.

Resolution:

Firstly check if you are facing the same issue in Safe mode or not. It seems to be a graphic card driver related issue. To fix this:

  • Log out and go to the sign in screen.
  • Hold down the shift key on your keyboard while clicking the Power button on the screen.
  • Continue to hold down the shift key while clicking Restart.
  • Continue to hold down the shift key until the Advanced Recovery Options menu appears.
  • Click Troubleshoot
  • Click Advanced options
  • Click Startup Settings
  • Click Restart
  • Press (4) to Enable Safe Mode
  • Wait while Windows 10 starts in safe mode.
  • Log in
  • Press Windows key + X to launch Start menu.
  • Click Device Manager
  • Expand Display Adapter
  • Right click your Display adapter and click Uninstall
  • Close Device Manager
  • Reboot your System.

After the restart Windows will detect the Graphic Card Driver. Now try to update the same through the website of the manufacturer.

Make sure you have installed all the updates via Windows Update.

Surface Pro 2 & Surface Pro 3 August Updates

 

Release Date: 8/18/2015

The following update will be listed as “Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics Family” when you view your update history. HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4256) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.

Surface Pro 2 + Surface Pro 3