(Solved) Windows 10 Start Button Not Working


The Start Menu is where everything is on Windows, so it can be quite frustrating when it suddenly stops working - and can make it almost impossible to do anything on your PC.

This popular feature has brought a welcome return to Windows 10, but a number of users have reported freezes and other problems. If you find any of these errors, try the solutions listed below and hope that your Start menu works as usual again.

Follow the methods below to troubleshoot on the issue and fix it.

Method 1 : Perform a SFC scan


Run an SFC (System File Checker) scan on the computer to check if the computer is damaged. System File Checker is a Windows utility that allows users to search for corruption in Windows system files and recover damaged files.

Open the command prompt (Win + R, then cmd) and type sfc /scannow. A scan checks Windows for corrupted files and repairs them if possible.

Method 2 : Execute DISM commands


If this fails, use the Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management tool at the command prompt, which can fix bugs that prevented SFC from doing its job. At the command prompt, type the following:

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

This executes the DISM tool. Then run another SFC scan to correct any opening errors.

Method 3: Remove and reinstall your Metro/Modern applications.


You need to relax. It's not as bad as it looks. First of all, this only applies to Metro/Modern/Windows 10 applications that you can get on the Microsoft Store. Old Windows programs are not affected.

Two, it's fully automated.

Open PowerShell as an administrator. Type the following command - or better yet, copy and paste the command :

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

When he's done his job, restart him.

Method 4: Create new user profiles


Create two new accounts with administrative rights. You must have administrative privileges because of the tasks you have to perform. If you do not have administrator privileges and/or cannot create new accounts, exit now and reinstall Windows and all your applications.

Log out and log in to one of the new administration accounts you just created. Check if your start menu is working normally. If this is not the case, something else is wrong and you can try again after trying the other corrections below.

The point is that you need to get a new account with a start menu before the rest of this procedure helps you, so if you can't reach that point afterwards, it's time to reinstall Windows.

I really hope this solves your problem as it solves mine. It's a huge pain in my ass that I reported to Microsoft Partner Support and I hope it will be fixed soon! Tell me how it works for you.