Fix Start Menu Not Working Error in Windows 10

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Catherine Le Nevez
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Many times while using Windows 10, some may have encountered the problem “The start menu does not work” by pressing the start button. This problem can be caused by various reasons like corrupted files, settings, uninstall of some software that leave files and settings damaged, due to cortana or other unknown issues. The workaround is to restart the system. If the problem persists, there are some solutions you can try. Today we will help you solve the problem.



Before attempting to troubleshoot, first create a system restore point. If you don't know him, take a look here.

Solution 1: Use System File Checker

print Windows key + X then press A. This will open the command prompt with administrator privileges. Then enter the command "Sfc / scannow" and hit enter. The process starts and takes some time to finish. Restart your system after the process is complete and see if the problem persists.

System file checker

Solution 2: repair the Windows image.

Open Command Prompt with Administrator privileges by pressing Win key + X and press A. Now enter the command “DISM / ONLINE / CLEANUP-IMAGE / RESTOREHEALTH”. This process will also take some time to complete.

Repair the Windows image

Restart your system after the process is complete and see if the problem persists.

Solution 3: create a new user

Now you will create a new user and see if the problem goes away. To make it open Shell Power with administrative privileges. This can be opened by clicking on the Start button and typing in Powershell, you will get a result called Windows Powershell, right click on it and hit Run as administrator. Now in the Powershell type "Network Username / Add" where username can be any name the user wants and now hit enter. A new user will be created and you will now restart your PC to see if the problem goes away.



Creating new users

Even if the above methods don't work, there is still a solution you can try, called Clean Boot State. You can start the clean boot state and see if the problem persists. If the error doesn't exist, you can be sure that one of the recently installed programs may be causing the problem. Try disabling your launcher, if you don't know how to disable it, check out the article. Even if the deactivation doesn't work, you need to uninstall the program. Hope these methods solve your problem. Thanks everyone for reading, stay tuned for more tips and tricks.

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