How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu

How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu

So almost every windows 10 user faced this critical error of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Without wasting time, we are giving solutions on How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu.

Start Menu is the most important part of every operating system. Sometimes CORTANA assistant and notification button also stops performing.

So now we will work on how to fix it properly.

Fix in 2 Minutes

Solution 1 : Enter Safe Mode

Critical error can be quite troublesome , but some users of windows 10 claimed that it can be fixed by entering into the safe mode. To enter into safe mode , follow the steps

1. Press WINDOWS KEY + L to log out.

2. Click power button in the bottom right corner , HOLD SHIFT on your keyboard and click Restart

3. your computer will now restart to boot options. Go to Troubleshoot > Advance option > Startup Settings . click the Restart button

4. Once your PC restarts , press F5 to access Safe Mode with Networking 

5. All you have to do now is restart your computer , problem should be resolved.   

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Solution 2 : Hide Cortana from Taskbar

1.  Right click on Taskbar and choose CORTANA > HIDDEN

How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu
How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu
How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu
How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu

2. Now Right click on Taskbar and choose CORTANA > SHOW SEARCH ICON.

3. Restart your computer and check if the issue resolved.

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Solution 3 : New Admin

1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open Task Manager

How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu
How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu

2. When Task Manager opens, FILE > Run new task

3. Type Cmd , check Create this task with administrative privileges and click OK.

How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu
How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu

4. When command prompt starts , enter the following command and click enter. net user /add admin1 password1

How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu
How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu

5. This will create a new admin account in your computer and name of the account will be ‘admin1’ and password for the account will be ‘password1’

6. Now you need to turn newly added account by typing the following command. net localgroup administrators admin1 /add.

7. close command prompt , sign into the new user account that we have created & use your password ‘password1’ to log in. 

8. Press Windows Key + R and enter %localappdata% . click Ok .

9. Find TileDataLayer folder and delete it.

10. Sign out of admin1 account and switch to your regular account 

hopefully everything in this solution should work because this trick worked on my PC.

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Solution 4 : Run Windows Update

The Windows 10 fall creator update fixed this issue of start menu for some users. So you can update your windows 10.

How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu
How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu
  1. Go To Settings & select Update & Security
  2. Now Click Check for Updates
  3. After Update completes, Restart your PC.
How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu
Settings

This simple solution may work in your PC as Updating may fix some other issues of windows 10 also.

Solution 5 : Check and Repair Corrupt Files

Now we will have to run System File Checker from Windows Powershell.

How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu
Windows Powershell
  1. Launch Task Manager
  2. Go to File and Run New Task
  3. Now Run windows Powershell
  4. Type sfc/scannow and press Enter

It will end up with some results stating successfully completed. It will repair the corrupt files. If it shows some error then type the following command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press Enter.

If Nothing in this article worked you can watch the whole playlist of videos for this problem to understand better. Windows 10 Critical Error Solution Playlist


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