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  • Category: Windows 10

    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.

  • #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

  • #26471
    If you can't see Start or your taskbar, the taskbar may be hidden. To see it, try these steps. Press the Windows logo key + I to get to Settings, then select Personalization > Taskbar. Turn on Lock the taskbar.


  • #26475
    Restart Windows Explorer
    Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager. You may need to select More details at the bottom of the window to see everything. Select the Processes tab. Scroll down to Windows Explorer, select it, then select Restart.


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