Start Menu not working in Windows 10

By | November 22, 2015

Some of the Windows 10 functions like Start Menu, Search, Settings, Action Center , Microsoft Edge, Cortana and other Windows components are not responding properly and getting hung / not working, issue mostly with the user account which you have using, user account might have corrupted or not enough permission to do the basic tasks, create a new user account and check the issue status by login with new user account, This way we can check if the user account or a user account profile corrupted.

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Follow below steps to create new user account on Windows 10

  • Start button, then select Settings
  • Browse to Accounts > Your account
  • Select Family & other users
  • Under Other users,
  • Select Add someone else to this PC
  • I did set up an another administrator account on my desktop/laptop
  • Now menu is working fine

Also Read: Windows 10 Permission issue with Domain Admin

Also Read: How to Fix High RAM/CPU Memory Usage on Windows 10

Also try below steps to resolve the issue

  • Press Windows + X keys and select Command prompt (admin)
  • Enter the below commands (This commands will check and repair if there are any corrupted files)
    • exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
    • exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
    • Sfc /scannow
  • If this reports any problems that cannot be fixed, then do below steps

Also Read: Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts Tricks and Tips

Follow the below steps to Registers an existing app package installation that has been disabled to an user account

  • Now enter the below command in Command prompt (admin) prompt.
    • PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
  • It will open the PowerShell window.
  • Now enter the below command and hit Enter key on the keyboard.
    • Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like “*SystemApps*”} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Also Read: Troubleshooting Tips for Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 Slowness Problems

Press Windows + I keys on the keyboard to access settings menu, You can also try recovery options available in Windows 10 to restore from a system restore point, Reset your PC and any other recovery options if you are not able to access the Start menu or search bar

You can also try to re-install Windows 10 without affecting current settings to fix Windows 10 problems

Also Read: Convert Windows Mobile Phone to Desktop Computer (PC) with Windows 10

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