Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working properly

Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working properly

In Windows 10 the Start Menu, Cortana, and the Taskbar Search Function are one of the most useful features. That helps us to find the files without leaving our work, But sometimes Windows 10 users face problem such as a search is not working properly, no files are open and Windows crashes. This happens only when there is some load in Windows or the process of Windows has increased so that you face such errors.

To resolve such issues, Windows released an anniversary update. In which the Windows can solve Start Menu problem by using the Troubleshooter shoot. in this article, we provide some useful method to fix the Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working problem.

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1) Run Windows Troubleshooter

The easiest solution is that you can use the inbuilt Troubleshoot tool given in Windows. It’s not a 100% solution but it can help you a lot.

1. first open Control Panel (click Start, then scroll down the Windows System folder and you will find it there).

2. click on “troubleshooting -> system and security -> search and index”.

Run Windows Troubleshooter

3. select what kind of problem you face then click on next.

Run Windows Troubleshooter

4. finally, to run the scan click on next, which will automatically attempt to fix any problems.

2) Restart Windows Explorer

Restarting Windows Explorer is the easiest of all solutions. The main process of running Windows is windows explorer, So you can fix the taskbar by restarting it.

To jump directly into the Taskbar Manager, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc and then click on More details from the entire process, find the Windows Explorer and right-click on it and press Restart.


Do not panic, you will be relieved after a while because you see that everything is working.

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3)  Restart Cortana Process

Sometimes the Cortona are responsible for this problem. In this case, the problem can also be solved by restarting the Cortona

To do that, right-click the taskbar and click “Task Manager.

Restart Cortana Process

After that, find the Cortona process under the processes tab, and click on the “End task” button.

Restart Cortana Process

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4) Restart Windows Search service

Another reason may be that the taskbar bar or start menu does not work because Windows Search Services is not working. This service is a system service that works with Windows only when Windows starts.

Restart Windows Search service

Firstly check whether the service is running or not by hitting Win + R, then type services.msc to open the Windows Services console. After that find windows search if it says “running” then ok. If not, you’ll have to start it manually.

Restart Windows Search service

Right-click on “Windows Search” and then click “Properties.

Restart Windows Search service

In the Properties window click on the startup type menu and select “Automatic”. So that the service will automatically start every time when system start. Once you are done with the changes, click ‘OK.’

Restart Windows Search service

This is the basic troubleshooting, I hope this will work for you. Please share this post and do comment if you have any problem.

Harshit Amreliya
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