Start Menu Windows 10 Fix

Start Menu Windows 10 Fix

Windows 10 Start Menu Fix

Some people who run Windows 10 have recently reported that their start menu has stopped responding both to left clicks and also a single press of the Windows key. However, in nearly all of these cases right clicking or pressing the Windows key and X brings up the usual system functions. If you’re suffering from this problem, then you need a quick start menu Windows 10 fix and the trick below will more than likely solve your problem in a few minutes.

Start Menu Windows 10 Fix

Although there are several other methods which may work to fix your start menu problem, the first one shown here seems the most reliable:

  1. Right click the start menu, select Command Prompt (Admin) and click ‘Yes’ in the User Account Control window
  2. Type Powershell in the command window
  3. Copy and paste the text below into the command prompt window:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Don’t worry if you see some slightly alarming-looking red text. After 10 to 20 minutes depending on the speed of your computer, you should be returned to the command prompt, at which point you can type Exit or click the cross in the top right hand corner of the command window to close it.

Your Windows 10 start menu should now be fixed!

In the event that this fix hasn’t worked for you, here are some other things you can try:

Add a new user account

  • Create a new user by right clicking the start menu, selecting Control Panel from the menu, then User Accounts -> Manage another account -> Add a new user in PC settings -> Add someone else to this PC
  • Once you’ve added the new user, be sure to give them Administrator rights
  • Right click the start menu again and sign out of the active account
  • Sign in with the new account you just created and check the start menu works properly. If so, simply copy your files to this new account

Check for corrupted system files

  • Right click the start menu and select Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Type sfc /scannow and wait until the process finishes
  • If corrupted files are found which Windows was unable to fix, type Powershell and paste in the following command:
    dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Hopefully, your Windows 10 start menu will now be fixed.