Category Archives: Windows 10

If your Windows 10 Start menu or settings stopped working you can try following ways to fix it

After upgrading windows 10 to latest build 1511 (10586.29) I started having problem with the start menu. After a while start menu stops responding as well as cortana, apps and settings. These are the ways I tried and fixed the problem. Don’t forget to backup your files.

  1. Right click on taskbar and click on Task Manager

  2. Click on File and Run New Task

  3. Type powershell, check administrator privileges option to run powershell in admin mode and click Okay.

  4. Run the following command to check/fix your system for errors.  scf /scannow
  5. It might take a while. After it finishes restart your PC. If it doesn’t run the following code: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  6. If this gives you 0x800f081f error download windows 10 iso from here.  (Before doing this don’t forget to install latest upgrades)
  7. Mount the iso file by right clicking on the iso file and go to Open With and select Internet Explorer. It will create virtual dvd drive with a drive letter. Run the following command: (Replace X with the drive letter. )

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:X:\sources\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess
  8. Restart your PC.
  9. If last step dosen’t work for you reset all the windows 10 apps by running following code: Get-AppxPackage -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode}

Good Luck.

How to make Windows 10 full screen on VirtualBox

  1. Switch off Windows 10
  2. Make a note of your Operation System current resolution. Let’s say 1900×1080
  3. Go to the VirtualBox installation folder open command prompt in the folder. Usually in C:Program FilesOracleVirtualBox or Open up a command Prompt and navigate to folder where VBoxManage.exe is..
  4. Type this command into the command prompt: VBoxManage.exe setextradata “VM-Name” CustomVideoMode1 1920x1080x32
  5. Open up the Windows 10 and from resolution center change the resolution to your new resolution.