Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709, is a great windows update. It has a lot of new and cool features including Cortana (built-in voice-controlled digital assistant) and many more.
Along with all these features come a little inconvenience too. One of them is the Start button not working. Users have a complaint that as they upgraded to Windows 10, the Start button has stopped working or does not open.
We’re here to help you fix this issue. Below are mentioned some fixes.
Start menu Troubleshooter
Microsoft has noticed the Start menu not working issue and have brought out Start menu Troubleshooter which will check if Cortana and Start menu has installed correctly and much more.
Install this program and run it as an administrator to see if the issue is fixed.
Look for Corrupt Files using PowerShell
To fix the start button using PowerShell, follow the following steps
- Launch the task manager by right-clicking on the taskbar or by using Alt+Ctrl+Delete Shortcut
- Click on “Run New Task” and type “PowerShell” to run it.
- Type the command “sfc /scannow” in PowerShell window
- If it gives you the message “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them type “ISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth”.This command will search for the clean version of the corrupted files online and fix them so make sure you have a working internet connection on your device.
- Restart after the scan is done and see if has fixed the issue.
Enable Tablet Mode and Full-Screen Start
To enable tablet mode and start screen, follow the following steps
- Type Settings in the taskbar search and click on settings
- Click on personalization and then on Start, a window will be opened
- Under Start behaviors, Select “Use full-screen start when in the desktop”
- Now go back and try running Start menu, it might help.
Create a new User Account
To create a new user account on windows, follow the following steps
- Open task manager by using the shortcut keys Alt+Ctrl+Delete or by right-clicking on the taskbar of your desktop and select “task manager”
- Select “file” option from the task manager window and choose “Run new Task”
- Type “PowerShell” and check the box to run PowerShell as administration and click “OK’
- In PowerShell window type ”net user username /add” command
- You will see “The command completed successfully” message on your screen.
- Now restart your pc and log into new user and see if the issue has been fixed.
Hope this article has helped you fix “Start button” in your Windows 10.