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LINQ -- easy "StartsWith" issue

Below #2 works when using the "MicrosoftProduct"
LIST, but fails when trying to get via the
"Lookup_PartNumbers" database table.

How can I get the below #2
working when using a database table ?

Steps
 1. user types "10"
 2. all PartNumbers that "startWith" 10.... from
    Lookup_PartNumbers should appear, but nothing does
 3. user types "100"
 4. all PartNumbers that are exact matches from
    Lookup_PartNumbers appear correctly
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        public JsonResult getData(string term)
        {
            /*
            List<string> MicrosoftProduct = new List<string>();
            MicrosoftProduct.Add("Office");
            MicrosoftProduct.Add(".NET");
            MicrosoftProduct.Add("Visual Studio");
            MicrosoftProduct.Add("sql server");
            MicrosoftProduct.Add("Windows7");
            MicrosoftProduct.Add("Window8");
            */

            var mySearchResults =
                from p in db.Lookup_PartNumbers
                //.Where(c => c.PartNumber.StartsWith(term, StringComparison.CurrentCultureIgnoreCase))
                    //above display below error
                    //LINQ to Entities does not recognize the method 'Boolean StartsWith(System.String, System.StringComparison)' method, and this method cannot be translated into a store expression.
                       
                //.Where(c => c.PartNumber.Contains(term))
                    //above does not error, but typing "10" displays nothing
                    //only after typing the FULL partNumber, "100", does the result display

                //.Where(c => c.PartNumber.StartsWith(term))
                    //above does not error, but typing "10" displays nothing
                    //only after typing the FULL partNumber, "100", does the result display

                .Take(10)
                .Select(c => c.PartNumber + c.PartDescription)
                .ToList()
                select p;

            List<string> getValues = mySearchResults.Where(item => item.ToLower().StartsWith(term.ToLower())).ToList();

            // Return the result set as JSON
            return Json(getValues, JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);
        }
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Because the Linq to SQL and Linq to Entity Framework work a little differently with strings please indicate which technology are you using.
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LINQ to Entities, but am willing to do anything to make it work.
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