Windows 10 features a completely overhauled Start menu if you compare it with the Windows 7 Start menu. In Windows 10, it is a Universal (Metro) app bundled with the Explorer shell which mixes Tiles and classic app shortcuts. Here is a quick way to troubleshoot various issues with the Start menu with just one click.
For some users, the Start menu does not open. For others, it shows blank tiles or gives a number of other issues. Many people get the now infamous error "Start Menu and Cortana aren't working." Microsoft is aware about these problems and has released a special troubleshooter to resolve them.
- Download Windows 10 Start menu troubleshooter using the following link:Windows 10 Start menu troubleshooter
- Your browser will download the file named startmenu.diagcab. Double click it in File Explorer to run it.
- Follow the instructions which appear on the screen.
Once this is done, it should automatically fix all the Start Menu related issues it finds. The troubleshooter will check for the following conditions required to get the Start menu working:
- Correct permissions for Registry keys and files related to the Start menu app.
- Installed apps like Search and Cortana which are required for the Start menu.
- Tile cache to show tiles correctly.
- The application will validate the Universal app meta data.
If it finds any of these issues, it will try to resolve them.
Did this troubleshooter fix your Start menu issue? What issue were you facing with the Windows 10 Start menu?