How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working 2023

This article provides possible solutions for windows 10 start menu not working fix. Although this might be an old error in windows  OS, many users still face start menu freezing, sometimes Cortana box not launching, and becoming unresponsive.

Therefore, we have collected all the tutorials here in one place that will help you get the start menu working once again. Just don’t be frustrated if one solution does not work, switch to the other and any one of these should help. As we don’t have access to your computer, we can’t exactly tell the cause of the problem or what will work. However, this article contains a list of things that one should do when their start menu fails to launch.

Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working 2023 Fix

Before jumping into the tutorials below, try to do a quick system reboot and check if it solves the error. Alright, if it still does not fixes your start menu, then let’s get started.

1. Command Prompt & Powershell Solutions

Since the start menu is stuck, you cannot launch the command prompt through it. Therefore the hotkey is the Windows + R button pressed simultaneously. Then type ‘CMD’ and press enter. This should launch the console with administrative privileges.

After the CMD console is launched, go ahead and execute the following commands one after another respectively.

  • PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
  • Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like “*SystemApps*”} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

This is a quick solution. You can copy and paste the above commands in the CMD console one after the other. Let’s check the second solution if the command prompt didn’t help.

  • Press: Windows + R
  • Type this in run & press enter:  powershell 
  • Execute this command:  $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest 

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