How to Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working

When users from Windows 7 and Windows 8 tried to upgrade it directly to Windows 10, they start facing many issues like windows 10 start menu not working; Windows 10 is not safely shutting down, Windows 10 programs are eating memory more than they require, etc. So in this tutorial of TricksCraft, we are going to focus more upon windows 10 start button not working. So let’s see how we can solve this issue in Windows 10.

How to Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working

How to Solve Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working

So before starting up this process to solve windows 10 start menu not opening, you first have to create a system point in your windows, in case if anything goes wrong, you can easily revert to your original settings.

How to Create System Restore Point in Windows

To create a system restore point, first you have to open Control Panel and you there you have to search System Restore

After opening System Restore, You have to click on Create and System Protection box will open up and there you have to name as you like.

windows 10 start button not working

Now wait for sometime to get it process, once it is done, we can proceed to our next step of solving windows 10 start menu not working problem.

System restore point

How to Fix Windows 10 Start Button not Working Problem

Once your system restore point process complete, you can continue with the next step where at first you have to download Windows 10 Start Menu Troubleshooter from the official website of Microsoft

  • Now open Command Terminal by pressing Windows + R button on your keyboard and type “cmd“.
  • When command terminal opens, you have to enter this command:  “sfc /scannow.

sfc /scannow

  • Restart your system once the scanning is done and check whether the windows 10 start menu not opening is still there or not.
  • If not then you have to Repair the Windows Image, so again open the command terminal and type this command: “Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth“.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Again restart your system once the scanning complete and again check whether this issue has been resolved or not
  • Now you have to open Windows Powershell, so again press Windows + R on your keyboard and type “Powershell” and enter this command:

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

  • Now simply create a new user using poweshell in Windows by entering this comand: “net user username /add“. Here username is your new username, you can name it as you like, after executing this command, restart your system and your windows 10 start menu not opening will be solved.username /add

So this is how you can solve windows 10 start button not working problem. This problem was annoying . These type of problem started occurring when Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 update, it used to have many complicated bugs in Windows 10 when it was launched in 2015 and then after some time they rolled out another update which has solved this issue which was Windows Anniversary Update.

If you are facing any problem in the above steps, you can write us back in comments below, and we will try to help you out. We are also going to cover other Windows 10 bugs and errors in our next tutorials which occurred during Windows 10 Update.