How to fix Start menu not working in Windows 10

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The boot menu may get stuck in Windows 10 and won't open. The home button may sometimes not work at all. To solve this problem, you can proceed with the step-by-step processes prescribed below:

Solution 1: use the registry

1. Press Tasto Windows + R together to open the ride.

2. Write regedit on it and click OK to open Registry Editor.


3. Now find the following location in the registry editor.


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesWpnUserService

4. Locate Home on the right side and double-click it to edit it.

5. Change the value to 4.

6. Close the registry editor e Restart your computer.

Solution 2: restart PC / Windows Explorer

1. Just reboot / restart your PC. If the problem persists, continue with the steps below

2. First, open the task manager by right-clicking on the taskbar and then selecting Task manager. You can also open it by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc shortcuts.

3. In the Processes tab, you will find Windows Explorer. Right-click and select Restart.

This will look for your problem. If you're having trouble with this process, we've got another one for you:

If the problem persists, try this:

1. Press CTRL + SHIFT + Esc Type together to open Task Manager.

2. Now click File> Run New Task.

3. Now write Shell Power on it and select the option saying Create tasks with administrative privileges


2. Now, in the PowerShell window, type this command:


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

3. The command will only take a second to complete. Ignore any errors. Exit the window.


4. Check the start button, if it works properly.

CMD COMMAND

1. Press Tasto Windows + R key together to open RUN.

2. Write DCM on it and press Enter.

3. At the command prompt, type-

sfc / scannow

4. Restart your PC after completing the scanning process. Check if the problem is resolved.


5. Otherwise, open Command Prompt and type-

Dism / Online / Cleanup Image / RestoreHealth

6. Restart your PC and check if it helped or not.

Process 4: new user account

Maybe it solves the problem. You can just create a new user account and the home button will likely work on this account. If it works, you can transfer your files from the old user account to this new one and then you can delete the old one.

Process 5: reinstall Windows 10

This is the last possible solution and you can do it by saving all your data as a backup to a hard drive and then choosing one of the 2 available options:

  • Keep my files

  • Remove everything

Read: How to reset Windows 10

Hope this helped you. If you have any other ways to fix this, please let us know by commenting below.

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