Windows explorer seems to be broken?

I have Windows 10 pro x64. 16gb ddr4 and an i7 5820k.

For the past week or 2 I havent been able to open my start menu, my volume control or the the notification center. But if I push windows key + e, the file explorer opens, I can change my volume with my keyboard button, I can right click on the volume button and open volume mixer to change all volumes, which is all part of windows explorer. So I dont understand whats wrong.

I've tried rebooting, I've tried sfc /scannow, and that just says "Found issues unable to repair them" So I googled that and found a command to paste the errors to a text document. Idk how to format so here's the error.

The only issue listed is avast so I didnt think anything of it. Then another page I searched said "Avast and CCleaner may cause this issue." I had both installed, so I uninstalled both and rebooted. Still won't open.

Another page said any Overclock might screw it up so I reset my bios and got rid of all my overclock stuff even though I doubt thats the issue because it's still broken, and I've been overclocked for 3 months and had no issues until the past week or so.

Another page said booting into safemode will fix it. It didn't. I ran sfc scannow in safemode too and still got the error.

I have all the latest updates.

My account is an administrator.

Just found another issue. I use gyazo to take screenshots. The keyboard shortcut for that is ctrl+shift+c but now that doesnt work anymore either when it used to work fine.


See if reinstalling ShellExperienceHost helps.

From Start menu and Taskbar Stuck in Windows 10. How to Fix it?

Open this folder:


Right-click PowerShell.exe and click Run as administrator.

Paste the following command in the PowerShell window and hit ENTER:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

And then execute this:

Get-AppxPackage *cortana* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

Restart Windows and see if that fixes the problem. If not, re-run the troubleshooter.

Category: windows 10 Time: 2016-07-28 Views: 0

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