How to Fix Start Button not Working in Windows 10?

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Open Answer 21 August 2020

Start Button not Working in Windows 10

At times, when you update your windows 10 with a new update, an issue occurs with your start button as it stops working. If that is the case, then the below guide will help you to fix Start Button not working in Windows 10. Below are a few troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue. 

  1. Run windows 10 start menu troubleshooter
  2. Run system file checker
  3. Repair windows system image
  4. Create a new user
  5. Uninstall the update causing the problems and then hide it

1. Download and run the Windows 10 start menu troubleshooter from the Microsoft.

2. In order to run the system file checker, run the below-mentioned command in an elevated command prompt: sfc / scannow

Try restarting your system once the scanning will be completed and check if it helped to fix Start Button not working in Windows 10.

3. To Repair windows system image, go to an elevated CMD and copy-paste the below-mentioned command: Dism /Online /Cleanup-image /RestoreHealth

And now click Enter. After that try restarting your system once the scanning will be completed and check if it helped to fix Start Button not working in Windows 10.

4. Make start full screen and return back. Now, turn the tablet mode on and then return back again. After that check, if the toggling fixed the issue.

Go to an Elevated PowerShell Window and Enter the Below Mentioned Commands:

Get - AppXPackage - AllUsers | Foreach {Add - AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode - Register} and press enter.

Steps to open an elevated PowerShell prompt: In the taskbar search, enter PowerShell, and “Windows PowerShell” will appear on the results displayed. You will have to right-click on it and then click on Run as administrator.

Or you can also open an elevated PowerShell prompt or Window by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc in order to open the task manager. Next, go to the File menu and then select Run new task.  To open a command prompt window, type cmd. To open a PowerShell prompt, type Powershell. Remember to check the Create this task with administrative privileges check-box. Then press Enter.

Create a New User to fix Start Button not Working in Windows 10 and see if it helps

To do this, open an elevated command prompt window, type the following and hit Enter: net user username /add

The username here will be your new user name. You will see The command completed successfully message. Log into your new account and see if it helped you to fix Start Button not working in Windows 10.

In case if your Windows 10 Start Menu Tile Database is Corrupt

If the case is when your Cortana or taskbar search is not working then, go to Task Manager > File menu > click on Run new task. Enter PowerShell in the search bar and click on the Create this task with administrative privileges checkbox and then hit OK. 

The most important point to remember while you perform these troubleshooting methods is to create a backup and restart the start menu in Windows 10 before you start. This is because if in case the methods didn’t resolve the issue then you can get back all your restored settings and data.

Restart Start Menu in Windows 10 (StartMenuExperienceHost.exe)

  1. Start with Right-clicking on the taskbar, and then click on the Task Manager option.
  2. Next, sort the processes by name, and scroll to find a program with name START.
  3. Right-click on this Start process and click on the End task.
  4. Lastly, the start menu process will shut down and then restart after a second or two.

This is also one of the methods to fix Start Button not working in Windows 10 or a frozen start menu. It is one of the easiest ways to resolve the issue and if it doesn’t work you can proceed with other troubleshooting methods.

Restoring Computer Through Creating a System Restore Point

Although the Windows operating system creates a restore automatically from time to time by default. System Restore uses a feature called System Protection. It is a Windows feature that regularly creates and saves information about your computer’s system files, registry settings, and previous versions of files. But in case you want to create it manually while you are fixing the start button issue then below are the steps.

  1. In order to create a system restore point manually, go to the control panel and in the search box enter system restore.
  2. Next, once you click on the system restore point, a system properties box will popup.
  3. Now to open the system protection box, click on create and then give it a name when you are prompted.
  4. Supposedly, you chose the name XYZ  next click on create and the process will begin and take less than a minute. Meanwhile, you will see Creating a restore point message.
  5. The restore point was created successfully message will appear on your screen, once the process is completed.
  6. Lastly, Click on Close and your System Restore Point named XYZ is now have been created and you can restore your computer to this or any other System Restore Point anytime.

We hope the above article helped you to fix Start Button not working in Windows 10.

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