Windows 10 Start Menu stopped working

Windows 10 as an upgrade has had a few glitches. The latest issue has been the inability for the Start Menu to operate properly. While adding the Start Menu back into the operating system was a welcome site for many it didn’t come without its own issues.

There has been a reoccurring issue where it stops working. Some of the files relating to the Start Menu can become corrupt and render it useless. Here is a simple fix.

Press CTRL ALT DEL then select the Task Manager – Press the [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] keys on the keyboard at the same time, or right click the Taskbar, and select Task manager.

Run a new Windows Task after clicking on FILE – When the Task manager window opens, click the More details option to expand it, then select Run new task from the File menu.

Run Windows PowerShell – When the Run new task dialog box opens, type powershell, tick the box for Create this task with administrative privileges and click OK.

 

Run the System File Checker –

Type sfc /scannow into the window and press the [Return] key. The scan may take some time and will end with one of three results. Windows did not find any integrity violations and Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and repaired them mean there are now no corrupt files, but Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them indicates a problem.

In this latter case, type (or copy and paste) DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth into the PowerShell window and press the [Return] key. This will download files from Windows Update to replace the corrupt ones and, again, this may take some time.

If you have gotten this far and the issue still has not been resolved call us at 973-248-9500. We will be glad to fix this for you.

 

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