It is sometimes frustrating to know that the Start menu or button in your computer running Windows 10 is not working. Well, that can be resolved if you pay close attention to the instructions stated in this article.
Before doing the steps to fix this problem, make sure that you have created a system restore point, in which you can easily revert, once this will not work on your end.
- Download and execute the Windows 10 start menu troubleshooter from the official Microsoft website.
- Execute the command sfc /scannow in the elevated command prompt in order to run the system file checker.
- When the scan is finished, restart the computer to determine if the fix was successful.
You can also try repairing Windows image by
- Opening an elevated command prompt, then
- Copy-pasting the code “Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth” and hit Enter. See if that fix helped your Start menu by restarting your computer.
Alternatively, you can opt into
- Toggling the Start menu into full screen and then go back, or
- You can also enable Tablet mode and Start screen, and then go back. Check if that toggling back and forth helped.
If you are going to open a Powershell window or a command prompt,
- You can just press Ctrl+Shift+Esc in order to open the Task Manager.
- Click the File menu, then run a new task.
- For opening a PowerShell prompt, simply type powershell,
- Likewise, if you want to open a command prompt window, just type cmd and hit enter.
You should see the checkbox for creating the task with administrative privileges, if it is checked before you hit Enter. If your problem refers to the taskbar or Cortana, simply open the Task Manager > File menu > Run new task. This should solve common problems you encounter on a daily basis.