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    Windows 10 start menu won't open

    When i tried to click on start menu it won't open and search bar along start menu was not responding.
  • #24181
    This problem was there prior to the last update of the Windows 10. The problem was that the Windows desktop manager was not letting the menu to open. The reason being the customization menu options often create such problem. This has been addressed in many tech channels and forums. And many people have managed to fix this in multiple ways. So there is no one specific fix for the start menu options.

    Fix 1: I suggest you to restart the PC in troubleshooting mode. Press Windows button and L key. And this will log out from your session. Now go to the Power icon and select restart. Here you can choose troubleshoot option. And from this option you can point to "Reset". You should also choose "Keep my files". So there is no loss of personal data.

    This small fix is going to temporary fix the start menu. Do note that updating the Windows 10 will fix any such issues that have caused since the release.

    Hope this works in your case.

  • #25955
    The Start Menu is where everything is on Windows, so it can be quite frustrating if it suddenly stops working - and can make it near impossible to get anything done on your PC.
    The much-loved feature made a welcome return in Windows 10 but freezes and other issues have been reported by a number of users. If you're experiencing one of these bugs, try the solutions we've set out below and hopefully your Start Menu will be up and running like normal again.
    Check and repair corrupt Windows files
    Windows files can sometimes become corrupt and this can wreak havoc on your PC — including a stuck Start menu. Fortunately, Windows 10 has a built-in way of resolving this.
    1. Launch Task manager
    Press the [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] keys on your keyboard at the same time - alternatively, right click the Taskbar. Then select Task manager.
    2. Run a new Windows task
    When the Task manager window opens, click the More details option to expand it, then select Run new task from the File menu.
    3. Run Windows PowerShell
    When the Run new task dialog box opens, type powershell, tick the box for Create this task with administrative privileges and click OK.
    4. Run the System File Checker
    Type sfc /scannow into the window and press the [Return] key. The scan may take some time and will end with one of three results. Windows did not find any integrity violations and Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and repaired them mean there are now no corrupt files, but Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them indicates a problem.
    In this latter case, type (or copy and paste) DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth into the PowerShell window and press the [Return] key. This will download files from Windows Update to replace the corrupt ones and, again, this may take some time.

    Reinstall all Windows apps
    Downloading and reinstalling all Windows 10 apps reportedly fixes a stuck Start menu. This isn't as drastic as it sounds — 'Windows apps' are the ones built into Windows 10 and available from the Windows Store. They used to be called 'Modern' apps and, before that, 'Metro' — Microsoft just changed the name with Windows 10.
    Better still, the reinstallation is automatic and should only take a few minutes. The process might delete any data you have saved in these Windows apps, though, so backup anything important before you begin.
    Apps that store data online, in Microsoft OneDrive or as files in a separate folder (such as the Photos app) should be unaffected.
    Warning: Recent reports indicate that this process may cause some Windows Store apps to stop working, so be mindful of this before continuing. I hope this information can help you and if you need further information about the Windows 10 you can visit this site have a great day ;)

  • #25956
    This is a very valuable information about the hiccups in windows 10. I also had this problem but it was removed when I updated it.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #26247
    Now to get to the fixes and tweaks that will resolve this issue. We'll work down this list from the easiest quick fixes to the more complex and involved ones.

    1. Sign Out of Your Microsoft Account
    -As each user signs in to their Microsoft account on a Windows 10 computer, many of the apps and other things listed on the Start menu get cached. If you stay logged in for long periods of time (as is usually the case with a computer that only has one user), this cache can eventually get very large or corrupted.

    -When you log out and then back into your account, many of these things are cleared and refreshed. So a great quick fix for Windows 10 Start menu issues is simply logging out and back in.

    -To log out, select the Start menu (if it's at least working with a long delay), select your profile image, and then select Sign out.

    -It wouldn't hurt to also restart your computer. Once you log back into your Microsoft account, test the Start menu to see if the lag is gone.

    2. Restart Windows Explorer
    -Another issue that happens when you use a Windows 10 computer for a long time is that Windows Explorer can get glitchy. This is also the software that serves the Start menu, so restarting it can resolve a lot of Start menu issues.

    -To restart Windows Explorer, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager. Select the Name field to sort apps and processes by name. Then scroll down to Windows Explorer under the Windows Processes section. Right-click Windows Explorer and select End task.

    -You will see your desktop blink a few times, and the taskbar may actually disappear. Give the computer a few moments to automatically restart the Windows Explorer process. After this, select the Windows 10 Start menu and see if the issues you were having are now resolved.

    Rachel Gomez

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