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How To Fix Windows 10 Start menu And Cortana Not Working Issue

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Windows 10 brings with it a number of impressive new features such as Virtual Desktops, the Edge Browser and Continuum, but like any big release there are bound to be a few bugs.

How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Issue?

Method 1: Restart your computer

Try restarting your PC, this is one of the easiest method which works for certain users. Obviously no one would like to keep restarting their PC to get this issue fixed but if it works you will be off and running within a few minutes.

Method 2: Create a new user profile

Creating a new user profile will also fix this sometimes, again this is also a temporary method. Press Win+R then type in control panel. Then select User Accounts>Change Account Type>Add New User in PC Settings. Now you will find a couple of options that that allow you to add users to either your Family or just General use. Choose one of them and check if the issue gets fixed.


Note: Don’t delete your original account as you will want that once when the bug has been patched.

How To Fix Windows 10 Start Menu And Cortana Using Command Prompt?

  • Go to the Start menu button and right click to open the contextual menu.
  • There select Command Prompt (Admin), now the Command Prompt will open up.
  • Now type powershell in the cmd and press Enter.
  • Now type in the following command in your Command Prompt :

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


  • After typing the command. press Enter. Now the process will start running.
  • When the process has finished you will see the prompt appear at the bottom of the panel. Close the window and hopefully your Start menu will be fully operational once more.

Note:  Red error messages might appear in your cmd during this process, don’t panic it’s nothing serious.




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