Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Fix Windows 10 start menu problems using Dedicated troubleshooter

Start menu is a welcome back Feature on windows 10 which is a combination of windows 7 start menu and Windows 8 apps menu. This is now the main way to get things done in this new windows 10. With day to day updates windows 10 Start menu also receive new features and improvements. But Some times users notice After install windows update windows 10 Start menu that refuses to open when clicked, or that frequently disappears from your desktop. Microsoft has worked hard on Start Menu issues and they have now released a dedicated Start menu Troubleshooting Tool that helps to fix problems automatically.

If you are also struggling from Windows 10 start menu problems such as Start menu not working, not opening or freezes Run the Windows 10 start menu troubleshooter that scan your system and detect potential problems with your Start Menu. If they are found, the troubleshooter try to fix them or they will be displayed, and you can then opt to fix them manually.

Windows 10 start menu troubleshooter

The troubleshooter is a diagnostic cabinet file. You can visit Microsoft’s support site and Download the tool. Or you can directly down this from here.

  • Right click on startmenu.diagcab and select Run As Administrator.
  • If UAC prompts click on allow access yes.
  • This will start the Troubleshooting Tool.
  • The first screen displays basic information about it.

Windows 10 start menu troubleshooter

  • Click on Advanced and make sure Apply Repairs Automatically check box is selected.
  • Now click on next to Start Troubleshooting.

Run Windows 10 start menu troubleshooter

This will scan your system and detect potential problems with your Start Menu. If they are found, they will be displayed

  1. Required applications are not installed correctly: Indicates the app which needs your attention to re-register or reinstall.
  2. Permission issues with registry keys: Checks the registry keys for current user and correct its permission if required.
  3. Tile database is corrupt
  4. Application manifest data is corrupt

If no problems are found, you will receive a message Troubleshooting couldn’t identify the problem.

start menu troubleshooter fix results

Apply if start menu troubleshooter fails

Here Some Other solutions to apply if  Windows 10 start menu troubleshooter fails to detect and fix the problem.

Install the latest Windows updates

  • Press Windows + X select Settings,
  • Click update & security then t windows update,
  • Now click check for updates button.
  • Let windows check and install latest updates (if available)
  • Restart windows and check this may help to fix the issue.

Run DISM and Sfc utility

  • Press Ctrl + shift + Esc on the keyboard to open taskmanager,
  • Click on file, create new task
  • Here type cmd,
  • Checkmark on “create this task with administrative privileges”
  • Then ok to open the command prompt as administrator.

open cmd from taskmanager

  • Now run DISM RestoreHealth command, DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  • Wait until 100% complete the scanning process, After that run sfc /scannow command.
  • Restart windows after complete the scanning process check this helps to fix start menu problems.

Run DISM restore health and sfc utility command

Re-register start menu

Also, users report re-register start menu using the command below help to fix windows 10 start menu problems. here how to

Again open task manager using  Ctrl + shift + Esc on the keyboard

  • Click on file, create new task
  • Here type PowerShell,
  • Checkmark on “create this task with administrative privileges”
  • Then ok to open PowerShell as administrator.

Now copy paste below command and press enter key.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Restart windows after execute the command, and check Start menu problem resolved.

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