4 Easy ways to Fix Windows 10 start menu not working


While accessing the Windows application through Start Menu, you would have probably noticed that the Windows 10 Start Button not working and suddenly gets stuck. Users, Who have upgraded to Windows 10 probably noticed this problem many times. However, Windows 10 Start Menu not working, It may become due to many reasons.

How do I fix start menu in windows 10?

To Fix this issue, Microsoft has issued their Start Menu Troubleshooter that recognize the problem and solve it as soon as possible. Whatever, If your Start Menu not working, So, you can use this Microsoft Start Menu Troubleshooter.

Microsoft Start Menu troubleshooter will check your System corrupted files and fix Windows 10 Start Button not working or Windows 10 start menu won’t open problems like.

Download Microsoft troubleshooter ⇒ Here

 Windows 10 start menu not workingDownload and Run troubleshooter on your Windows 10 and fix your problem. 

If Microsoft troubleshooter doesn’t work and the problem persists, so, you may try out other methods to bring back Windows Start button to use as before.  

Fix, Windows 10 start menu not working

Having used the Microsoft Strat Menu troubleshooter if is not getting any result and the problem remains. So, therefore, We have brought few techniques that actually work very well. You may Collect them below as follows.

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Method 1# Repair Windows corrupted Files

When few important Windows files get corrupted so it becomes a trouble for Windows. Hopefully, We can fix it with few easy steps, you may collect from below.

1# Open Run Box (Press Win+R key) and type “Powershell” inside the Run box and hit the enter button on your keyboard.


Right, Click on the taskbar and open “Task Manager”, In the task Manager Run the New Task called “Powershell” under the File menu and Run as Administrator as well.

2# It opens “Windows Powershell”.

3# Having opened the PowerShell, Right click on the PowerShell in the Taskbar and Run as Administrator.

4# Now type Command sfc /scannow” and Hit Enter Button. It will take some time to check your system files to fix.

Command = sfc /scannow

Note ⇒ It may say, There is system repair pending which needs the reboot to complete. Restart your PC and again type given the command. 

 Windows 10 start menu not working

If you get the result like a screenshot that means files are all OK……..

5# Now type the second command Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth” and hit the enter button.

Command = Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

 Windows 10 start menu not working

Both processes take few minutes to complete, After the complete process, you can check your Windows 10 start menu to ensure, It is working, otherwise not yet.

Method 2# Set up New User Account

1# Open Powershell and Run as Administrator.

2# Type the Command net user username /add” to create a new user.  Windows 10 start menu not working

3# Having Completed this process, Reboot your PC and Log into the new user account that you created.

4# Once successfully Logged In, check your Windows 10 Start Button and if it is working so you can use this new user account as Microsoft Account and Transfer all your data.

Method 3# Reinstall Microsoft Cortana

Whenever Cortana gets stuck and doesn’t work, Somewhat can be that It was installed wrong, Whatever we can fix it after Reinstall Cortana. It is a reason for Windows 10 start button not working as well.

1# Open Powershell and Run as Administrator.

2# Enter the following Command and Hit Enter button…

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

3# Now Cortana has been reinstalled on your Windows.

4# Now Check your Start Button and hope is your problem Windows 10 start menu not working has been resolved.

Do you want to Know ⇒ How to Disable Cortana 

Method 4# Update/ Reinstall Graphics Driver

Intel Graphics driver control all Computer graphics such as Games, Texture Quality and display performance too. It must be installed on your Windows, it is therefore important as it is graphics management of your Windows where can control all display setting and it makes a smooth display as well.

However, If your Video Card/Graphics Driver is not updated, So, first, it must be updated. You can update your Graphics Driver through Device Manager, To update the Driver go to Device manager>Display adapters>Update Driver.

Note ⇒ It can be updated through Windows update, Windows update help to update all your important driver, you can try it as well.

Install new Graphics Driver ⇒ If you haven’t installed any Graphics Driver on your Windows yet, so, It becomes a cause of the trouble. Your Windows 10 Start menu not working, It surely becomes a hassle. So, First, You must Install your Windows 10 compatible graphics driver, you can find it on your Laptop/PC brand’s websites.

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Final Words…….

In case if you have tired from these methods and not working for you, so, final words say that you should reset your PC or Reinstall Windows. However, these processes will wipe all your data and What we can do other than this.

To get any help regarding Windows 10 start Button not working, you may drop a comment below…….


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