Microphone is not working in Windows 10

Problem:

After updating from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 my microphone has stopped working.

Resolution:

  1. Try a different USB port.
  2.  Uninstall and reinstall sound card driver. Type “Device Manager” in your search box .Expand the “Sound, video and game controllers” . Expand that to locate the Sound Card Driver and right   click on it to select Uninstall.
  3.  Press Win + R keys to launch Run menu and copy -paste mmsys.cpl and hit the Enter key.

Under Playback tab right-click your “Default Device” and click “Properties”

Go to “Enhancements Tab” and uncheck the box against “Disable all sound effects”

4. You may need to uninstall and reinstall HDAudio present under “Sound, video and game controllers” under the Device Manager.

 

Start Menu not Working

Problem:

After Updating to Windows 10, Start menu is not working.

Resolution:

Open a powershell administrator command line and run this command:

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

Make sure you have installed all the latest updates via Windows update, specially:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081424

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081448

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081449

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081452

If the above doesn’t help then create a new user account.

Fixing Google Chrome crash in Windows 10 Build 10525

Problem:

Whenever the Chrome browser is launched in 10525, all tabs crash and getting the following error message:

chrome

 

Resolution:

It appears the problem only affected 64-bit versions of Windows.

Reinstalling 32 bit version of Chrome fixes the issue.

But if you like to continue with 64 bit version of Chrome then the simple solution to getting Chrome up and running again is to use the –no-sandbox flag. This is not something that is normally recommended, as it brings Chrome processes out of their protected, sandboxed state, but as a temporary measure — and to avoid having to switch browsers for too long — it’s fine.

Right click on the desktop shortcut to Chrome and select Properties.
Move to the Shortcut tab and click in the Target field.
Type a space at the end of the path that appears in the field followed by –no-sandbox.
Hit OK, and use the shortcut to launch Chrome.

You may go through the discussions here

Windows 10:Insider Preview Build 10532

Build 10532. As always, there are bug fixes and improvements in this build over 10525, but also some new features.

Improved Context Menu

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Known issues:

  • Windows Hello face sign-on will not work on this build with some devices; the device can still be unlocked with other methods like pin, password, or fingerprint.
  • As reported by Insiders on the build 10525, 64 bit Google Chrome will crash on launch

Details Here

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.Make sure your Windows Update has downloaded and installed all the updates, specially the followings:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081424

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081448

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081449

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081452

All the above update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10

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.