Some users upgrading their OS and find their Windows 10  Start Menu not responding or Start Button not working. If you are one of them, here are the few steps for debugging such issue. So, lets get started.

windows 10 start menu not working

Windows 10 Start Menu Glitch Solution 1:

Before proceeding, you can create a system restore point first, so that you can restore default, if you find that the result is not what you expected.

  • Download the Windows 10 Start Menu Troubleshooter  from the Microsoft official website.
  • Open the Command prompt from as the administrator and run the following command to run the System File Checker.

sfc /scannow

  • Restart the computer after the scan is over to apply the changes and see if it helped.
  • Repair Windows Image. Open an elevated CMD and copy paste the following and press Enter.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Restart the computer after the scan is over to apply the changes and see if it helped.

You can also check by making your Start Menu full screen  also Enabling Tablet Mode and then go back. See if this toggling helped or not.

windows 10 start menu fullscreen mode


If none of the above methods work , you can try the powershell method below to fix the start menu.

Fix Windows 10 Start Menu using PowerShell:

To fix the Windows 10 start menu not working issue using Windows Power Shell, follow the steps below.

  • Open an Elevated PowerShell window by right clicking on the start button and then selecting “Command Prompt (Admin)”.
  • Now type the following command and hit Enter.
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}


Finally reboot you PC and try opening the start menu again. Hopefully you start menu should now be working correctly as before. If you have any further questions or found any other solution for this problem , please let us know in the comments below.

Also check out this post to fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10.