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3 Ways to Fix the Start Menu Stopped Working or Not Open in Windows 10

The Start Menu on your Windows 10 PC allows you to get to almost every app on your computer. From letting you access the settings panel to helping you launch your word processor, the Start Menu is the place where everything starts from (hence the name Start Menu).

While it does not happen too often, sometimes the Start Menu starts behaving weird. When you click on it, it may or may not open, and it also causes the Search panel to get frozen adding to your troubles.

If that has happened to you, it must have left you wondering what exactly caused that as the Start Menu issues are very rare. It could be due to a bug, an issue with the Windows installation, and so on.

Regardless of how the issue has been caused, here are some ways to fix the issue and get the Start Menu back to its normal behavior. Here you go, folks:

Method 1: Repaire the Corrupted Files

The Start Menu issue might have caused due to the system files being corrupt. If that's the case, then you will need to check your PC for any corrupt files and fix them, if there are any. Here's how to do that:

What the above command will do is it will scan your computer for corrupted files and help you fix them to avoid errors.That should have resolved the Start Menu issue on your PC. If that didn't, here's another way:

Method 2: Uninstall and then Re-install the Windows Apps

Sometimes the issue might have been caused by the Windows apps on the system. If that's the case, you need to reinstall the apps to ensure everything's fine. Here's how to do that:

It should do the job for you. If that still didn't, here's one more way to fix the issue:

Method 3: Use a new User Account

Sometimes the issue might have been caused by the user account files. In such a case, you will need to create a new user account and use it for your computer sessions. Here's how to do that:

So, above are three of the ways to fix the Start Menu in Windows 10. If you already have an account on your Windows 10 PC in which the Start Menu worked fine but unfortunately you have forgotten the password for that account, then here's how to recover the password with Windows Password Key and get access to that account to then see the Start Menu working normally.

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