Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working After Update [100% Working]

Probably this is most frustrating if Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working After Update. There is not any permanent solution resolved by Microsoft itself but it has been seen that manually by fixing different tasks we can easily solve this problem. Start menu is one of the major tools that control almost every feature of Windows PC right from opening application to Turn Off your PC.

windows 10 start menu not working after update

Cause of Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working?

As we can not say exactly why your Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working. But for the following reason, there might be one that you need to fix to access Windows 10 Start Menu. Security tools, driver problem, Windows explorer problem are some problems that causing this issue.

Fix: Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working After Update

Since nothing runs on your Windows 10 PC with Start button, so you need to follow the shortcut keys to open individual commands.

  • Check and Repair damaged files

This could be the first possible reason that making an error and not let Start menu work. For this open Command prompt,Win + R then type cmd Now type sfc /scannow

scannow cmd

This will scan all your corrupted files, try to make fixes on those files or simply remove them if they are not in use. Another way to restore the PC health that you must try. In the command prompt.
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

cmd restorehealth

If you still see that your Start menu not working then you need to go deeper to fix this problem.

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  • Change System Privacy Settings

Many people find this is the problem which is making your Start menu not working. You can also have a try. For this follow some simple steps.

Navigate to Settings> Accounts> Sign-in. Scroll down to the bottom on the right side and under Privacy, turn Off Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or install.

sign in info

Check the Start button, hope this time it works, if still problem persist then creating a new account is must to operate Start button.

  • Create a new Admin Account

Creating your new admin account gives your system a fresh touch. Its default settings may successfully run your Start menu or Start button. As you don’t have access to Start menu, you need to create an account only with shortcut keys. Follow some steps to create new Admin account.

Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esckey. Go to File> Run new task, Enter type newyourname yournewpassword /add

add admin windows

By this, you can successfully add a new admin account. Now log in to your new admin account. Hopefully this time your Start menu starts working well.

You can easily switch all your stuff to your new admin account. For this, navigate Control Panel> System> Advanced system settings. Tap on the Advanced button and go to the Settings under User Profile tab. Click on the account you have recently made and then click on Copy to.

  • Reinstall all your Windows Applications

Before going to this method make sure you have a backup of all your important data. You may lose your important apps data if reinstalling your Apps. Windows offers you to reinstall all your Apps in one go, so you need not reinstall them manually. Follow some steps to reinstall your applications.

Open your Task Manager again by typingCtrl + Shift + Esc Go to File> Run new task, now type powershelland Run as administrator.

powershell windows

Now copy the below command and paste on the opened tab.
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml"}

Left your screen for a while till the processing gets completed. Ignore the red text appearing on your screen. Restart your PC and check your Start button.

Hope this fixes your issue, don’t worry if you still getting problem after trying above steps. There are few more ways that you have to try.

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  • Restarting Windows Explorer

Sometimes making some small changes can solve a big problem. That’s restarting your Windows Explorer.

Again open Task Manager again by typing Ctrl + Shift + Esc Go to More details, search for Windows Explorer under Processes tab. Right click on Windows Explorer and hit Restart button.

restart windows explorer

  • Reinstall the Sound card & Video card driver

Sometimes your old drivers need updates that may be causing a problem to run different functions on your Windows PC. You can easily update them but after updating if nothing happens to your Start button then you have to uninstall them. But make sure you are having their CD’s to install them again. Follow the steps to uninstall your drivers.

Open Device Manager, for this Right click on This PC,  tap on Manage. The Computer Management will be opened. On the left side click on Device manager. On the right side double-click Sound, Video & Game Controller. Now from the drop-down list Realtek High Definition Audio and tap on Uninstall.

uninstall driver

This will successfully uninstall your Drivers and might your Start menu works. You can install them later once you see everything is working right. There may be some other third-party tools that may be causing problems such as Anti-virus, VPN, and other security tools. Uninstall them too.

  • Uninstall third-party tools

To uninstall third-party tool, Open Control Panel press Win + R and type Control Paneland hit OK. Select Uninstall a program. Here you are going to see different programmes installed on your PC, right click on the security tools you have installed and select Uninstall/change.

uninstall security tools

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