Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fixing issues with Universal Windows Apps and the Start Menu on Windows 10

I am currently on the Windows 10 Anniversary update and occasionally my GPU driver goes nuts after resuming from sleep and causes issues with the Start Menu or a Universal Windows App like Groove Music or MSN Weather. Typically the issue lies with the ShellExperienceHost.exe process and restarting it will fix it. To do that, I do the following:

  1. Open Task Manager (right click on your task bar and select Task Manager from the menu that pops up)
  2. Go to the details tab on Task Manager:
    taskmanagerdetailstab
  3. Find ShellExperienceHost.exe in the list:
    taskmanagershellexperiencehost
  4. Right click it and click End Process.

Don’t worry, once you kill ShellExperienceHost, it will automatically restart and have pulled itself out of its bad state.