Fix Start Menu issues using the Windows 10 Start Menu Troubleshooter

Start Menu is where everything on Windows, so it can be quite frustrating if you suddenly stopped working – and could make it nearly impossible to get anything done on your PC.

Features favored making a return acceptable in Windows 10, but it was freezing, and some users have reported other issues. If you experience any of these bugs, try the solutions we’ve set out below, and hopefully, Start Menu, you’ll be up and running as usual again.

Check and repair corrupt Windows files

Windows files can usually become corrupt, and this tin wreak havoc on your PC – including the Start menu stuck. Fortunately, Windows 10 comes with a built-in way to resolve this.

1. Launch the Task Manager
Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] on your keyboard at the same time – as an alternative, right-click the Taskbar. Then select Task manager.

2. Launch a new task Windows
When the Task Manager window opens, click More details to expand the options, and then select Run new task from the File menu.

3. Run Windows PowerShell
When a new task Run dialog box opens, type PowerShell, check the box for Create task from administrative privileges, and click OK.

4. Run System File Checker
Type sfc / scannow into window and press the [Enter] key. The scan might take some time and will end up with one of three results. The window did not find a violation of the integrity, and Resource Protection found corrupt files window and fix it mean now there are no corrupt files. Still, Windows Resource Protection found the corrupt files but could not fix some (or all) of them showed any problems.

In this latter case, type (or copy and paste) DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / restorehealth to PowerShell window and press [Enter] key. This will download the file from Windows Update to replace corrupt and, once again, it may take some time.

Reinstall all Windows apps

Download and reinstall all the applications Windows 10 reported improvement stuck Start menu. It is not as drastic as it sounds – ‘Application Windows’ are built into Windows 10 and is available from the Windows Store. They used to be called the application a ‘modern’ and, before that, ‘Metro’ – Microsoft recently renamed to Windows 10.

Better yet, the automatic re-installation and should only take a few minutes. This process may remove data that has been stored in these Windows applications, though, so backup anything important before you start.

Applications that store data online, in Microsoft one drive or as files in a separate folder (like the Photos app) will not be affected.

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