3 Ways to Fix “Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working”

March 15th, 2016 by Admin Leave a reply »

Start Menu not working or showing up? Many Windows 10 users faced the issue that Start Menu is not opening when clicking the Start button or pressing the Windows key on the keyboard. Luckily there are simple ways to solve this problem and in this tutorial we’ll show you 3 ways to get Start Menu back to work as expected.

Method 1: Using System Configuration Utility (MSConfig)

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run box. Type msconfig and press Enter to launch System Configuration.

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  2. Click on the Boot tab at the top. Check the Safe boot option and select Network. Leave all the other settings to default. Click Apply and then OK.

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  3. You’ll prompted to restart your computer. Click Restart.

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  4. The computer will automatically reboot into Safe Mode. After logging in, you need to open the System Configuration utility again, by pressing the Windows key + R and then type msconfig in the Run box.
  5. Uncheck the Safe mode option. Click Apply and then OK. Restart again and hopefully the Start Menu will work now.

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Method 2: Using PowerShell

  1. Press the Windows key + X to open the WinX menu. Click on “Command Prompt (Admin)“.

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  2. When the elevated Command Prompt opens, type powershell and press Enter.

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  3. Copy the following PowerShell command and paste it into the Command Prompt, press Enter.
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

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  4. Wait for PowerShell to execute and complete the command. Ignore the few errors (in red color) that may pop up.
  5. When it finishes, try hitting the Start button and hopefully it’ll start working.

Method 3: Using System File Checker Tool

  1. Press the Windows key + X to open the WinX menu. Click on “Command Prompt (Admin)“.

    command-prompt-admin

  2. In the Command Prompt, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.

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  3. It will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy. This process may take a while.