The Start menu does not open or work on Windows 10

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Some users who have upgraded to Windows 10 will notice that their Start menu is not open or that the Start button does not work . If your Start menu does not work, here are some troubleshooting steps you may want to try.

The Start menu and button does not work on Windows 10

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Before continuing, you must first create a system restore point so that you can return if you notice that the results do not meet your expectations.

1] Download and run Windows 10 Start Menu Troubleshooter from Microsoft.

2] Run the following command at a high prompt to perform the system file check.

sfc /scannow

Restart after scanning and see if it helped.

3] Repair window image. Open a raised PDC copy, insert the following and press Enter.

Dism /Online /Cleanup image /RestoreHealth

Restart after scanning and see if it helped.

4] Start in full screen and return. Activate the tablet mode and the start screen, then go back. Let’s see if the exchange helped.

5] Open a raised PowerShell window.

Type and press Enter:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach | Foreach | comment-meta.commentmetadata 4

To open a high PowerShell prompt, type PowerShell into the search taskbar and right-click the displayed result’Run Windows Powershell’ and select Run as administrator.

After the November 15 update, using this method to resolve this problem with the Appx PowerShell cmdlet caused problems with your Windows Store applications. But if you installed Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it now works.

6] Create a new user and see if it helps. To do this, open a high prompt, type the following and press Enter:

net username /add

This is your new username. You receive the message The command has been successfully executed. Log in to your new account and see if your problem is solved.

You can do this to open a command prompt or Powershell window. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager. Click File > Run New Task. To open a command prompt window, type cmd. To open a PowerShell prompt, type powershell. Don’t forget to check the box Create this task with administrator rights . Then press Enter.

If the Cortana search or taskbar does not work, open Task Manager > File > Run New Task. Enter powerhell and select the Create this task with administration rights check box and click OK. See this message if your taskbar does not work under Windows 10.

Let us know if anything has worked for you or if you have suggestions for the benefit of others.

TIP: This article helps you if your WinX menu does not work under Windows 10.

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