Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working – Troubleshooting

Another problem request pertaining to Microsoft Windows 10 start menu not working. Here is the original initial request:

“I’ve lost my WIN 10 start icon following my last session.”

Here is my initial original response:

Did your Windows 10 start icon completely disappear or does it just no longer work? If you are able to log in to your desktop you can press Ctrl Alt Delete to open up a blue window. From this blue window look for a power icon in the lower right hand corner.

Click on this power icon and choose “Restart” or “Shutdown”. You want to restart this computer and see if this problem will clear itself by restarting it. If this does not fix this problem, I have some other steps you can perform.

Open that blue menu again, this time select Task Manager. Click “File” then choose “Run new task”. Type in “cmd” without quotes into that box.

Select “Create this task with administrative privileges”. Type the following command into the command prompt and hit enter:

sfc /scannow

I recommend running system file check scan three times and then rebooting to see if it fixes your problem. Open that blue menu again, this time select Task Manager. Click “File” then choose “Run new task”.

Type in “rstrui” without quotes into that box. Select “Create this task with administrative privileges”. Click “Next”.

Choose a restore point back to before your Windows 10 start menu button quit working. You can click on “Show more restore points”. Choose a restore point by clicking on it.

Click “Next”. Click “Finish”. Your computer will restart.

Open that blue menu again, this time select Task Manager. Click “File” then choose “Run new task”. Type in “cmd” without quotes into that box.

Select “Create this task with administrative privileges”. Type the following command into the command prompt and hit enter:

chkdsk c: /f /r

Type y for yes at a volume is in use message. A check disk scan is now scheduled. Restart that computer.

Do not touch your keyboard. A check disk scan should begin with in 10 seconds. If it does NOT, then follow the previous instructions and schedule the check disk scan again.

You can try to run the following command from the task manager file run:

systemreset

You have two options with reset this PC. The first option will save all your personal files. However, you will lose all your installed software programs.

The second option will remove all your personal files and software programs. These two options will reinstall Windows 10. Windows 10 Start menu not working is a common Microsoft Windows problem.

Many times Microsoft Windows update(s) can cause this problem. Luckily, Microsoft Windows 10 now includes Reset this PC. However, using this option you will end up losing some data.

This is where my last tip might be gold to you. Always, always, always back up your data. This also includes your software program installation files.

Just in case you have to reinstall Windows 10, you will be able to reinstall all your software programs. Once you have fixed your Microsoft Windows 10 problem, you may want to use my preferred PC optimization tool.

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