How to Solve Start Menu not working Problem in windows 10

Start Menu might just get stuck in Windows 10 and would not open up. The Start Button may sometimes not work at all. To resolve this issue, you may proceed with the below prescribed step-on-step processes-


  • Simply reboot/restart your PC . If problem persists proceed with steps below

  • First of all, open up the task manager by right clicking on the taskbar, and then selecting Task Manager. You can also open this by pressing ctrl+shift+esc shortcut keys.

  • Beneath Processes tab, you’ll find Windows Explorer. Right click on that and select Restart.


  • If you are unable to find Windows Explorer, just open up any folder. explorer process will start.

This will sought out your issue. If you are having any muddle with this process, we have another one for you –


While going through this process, kindly make a backup for your files, so that if any discrepancy occurs, you might not lose your data.

  • Open command prompt, and type-


  • Restart the PC after completing the scanning process. Check whether the issue is resolved.

  • Otherwise, open command prompt and type-

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Restart your Pc and check whether it helped or not.

If Problem persists , then try this -:

You can also type it in the Run Dialog Box. Hit enter.

  • Find a powershell.exe file in the desired location. Right click this file to select “Run as administrator”. Click on Yes in the User Account Prompt to proceed.


  • Now in the powershell window, type this command –

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

  • The command would take just a second to complete. Ignore errors, if any. Exit the window.

  • Check the Start Button , if it is working correctly.

Process 3: Third Party Solutions

If you are unhappy with and your issue is not resolved, you might try installing a few good replacements of the start menu. Some of the most famous and decent start menu offering solutions are – Classic Shell, IObit Start Menu 8, Power8, StartIsBack++, Start10 etc.

Classic Shell is the most famous and trustworthy one. This is absolutely free. You can try it out. There is a nice shutdown button and a great search button. The Classic Shell provides different menu styles, which are all decent.

IObit Start Menu 8 offers a choice of various menu styles. It also provides different start buttons.

Power8 lets you pin various programs and provides access to frequently used programs.

Start 10 comes up with Classic Menu and Enhanced Start Menu. You can go to the desktop directly from the menu itself. This software comes up with a 30-day free trial. The Start Menu is just mind boggling.

Process 4: New User Account

It possibly solves the problem. You can just create a new user account and the start button will probably work on this account. If it works, then you can transport your files from old user account to this new one and then you may delete the old one.

Process 5 : Reinstalling Windows 10

This is the last possible solution, and you can do so by saving all your data as a backup on to a hard disk and then going with either of the 2 options available –

  • Keep my files

  • Remove everything

Read: How to reset windows 10

Hope, this would have helped you. If you have any other way of working this out, notify us by commenting below.

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