October 22, 2020

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How to Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working?

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Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working

Start Menu is an important feature of the window, so if it stops suddenly or doesn’t respond then, it can create troubles for you.  The Problem arises many of the times is Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working. This issue results as the critical error in the Windows 10 start menu and your start menu will crash or block the access of the installed apps as well as freezes your system.

How to Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Is Not Working?

Why My Windows 10 Start Menu is Not Working? 

  • If you have updated Windows 10 Fall Creators Update(version 1709), then you may get this Windows 10 Start menu not working critical error after update.
  • It is impossible to use the start menu due to this issue, so many Windows users are reporting this issue.

So in this article, you will get the ways to tackle this Start menu issue easily.Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working

How To fix Start Menu is Not Working In Windows 10?

  1. Repair All Corrupted Files 
  • First, you need to open the task manager by pressing Ctrl, Alt and Del key on the keyboard( press these keys at the same time) and right-click on the taskbar then select the task manager option.Alt Del Ctrl Key in Keyboard
  • Now click on the more details option for expanding it and select the Run new task through the File menu.
  • You need to type PowerShell in the dialogue box of Run new task and tick the box of Create this task with administrative privileges then click OK.windows 10 start menu not working run-windows
  • Type the SFC /scannow command in the window then press Enter key and start the scan. This scan may take little time, and it will show three possible results.Sfc command

Windows did not find any integrity violations. 

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and repaired them. 

See more:

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them.

  • The last result will represent the issue, so in this case, you need to type ISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth( you can also copy and paste it) in the PowerShell window then press the Enter key.
  • In this latter case, type (or copy and paste) DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth into the PowerShell window and press the [Return] key.
  • It will download files through the Windows Update for replacing the corrupt ones.

2. Go For the PowerShell

  • First, you have to open the taskbar window by pressing Ctrl, Alt and Del key on the keyboard( press these keys at the same time).Alt Del Ctrl Key in Keyboard
  • Now you need to click on the File and Run New task. Click on the “Create this task with Administrator Privileges” option and type Powershell.  You have to press the Enter button for opening the PowerShell window.powershell
  • Type the below command now ( you can copy and paste it too.)

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

  • After successful completion of it, you need to restart your system for fixing the issues.

3. Restart Your System(PC/Laptop)

It is the easiest way, and it can help you to stop all unnecessary tasks so you can go for this way to resolve the issue without having any trouble.Windows 10 Restart

4. You Can Sign Out Your Account/Try with Another Account

Sometimes this issue occurs due to the glitch in the user’s account, so it is a simple way to fix this issue. You can sign out the current account, or you can try another account fixing the bug.

  • For signing out the account, you can press Ctrl, Shift and Esc keys on your keyboard.Ctrl Shift Esc Key
  • Now click on the sign out button and wait for little time and try another account or sign in your account.Windows 10 Sign Out
  • At last, check if the issue is solved and it is not solved then you can try another way.

5. Restart The Windows Explorer

  • First, you need to press Ctrl, Shift and Esc on your keyboard for opening the task manager.Windows Task Manager Windows 10 Start Menu Not WorkingCtrl Shift Esc Key Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working
  • Find the Windows Explorer in the list and right-click on it then select Restart through the menu.
  • After restarting the task manager, the start menu freezing issue will be resolved.  You have to understand that it is a temporary solution, so you need to repeat it rapidly.

6. Go For The Command Prompt

  • First, you need to click on the Windows and X key on your keyboard to select Command Prompt from the menu. You can also try to open Command Prompt as an administrator.Command Prompt Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working
  • Now your Command Prompt is open, so you need to type and run below command one by one:
  • CD/d “%LOCALAPPDATA%PackagesMicrosoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy”
  • Taskkill /F /IM SearchUI.exeSearchUI Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working
  • RD /S /Q Settingsreset-group-policy-to-default Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working
  • These commands will help you to repair the damaged files, and now you can use Start Menu again without any issues.

Conclusion

In this article, we have offered a complete set of information and ways so that you tackle the issue where your Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working. So as we have previously discussed, If you have updated Windows 10 Fall Creators Update(version 1709), then you may see this “start menu not working windows 10” issue.

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