Fix Critical Error: Start Menu isn’t working in Windows 10

There are lots of Windows 10 users complaining an issue due to which a message appear on the screen which reads Critical Error: Start Menu isn’t working in Windows 10. If you’re reading this guide, then you also facing the same issue. Here is what you need to do to fix the issue.

Critical Error - Start Menu isn’t working in Windows 10

Whenever users click on the Start button to launch the Windows 10 Start menu, a pop-over cover the whole screen with the message discussed above. And due to this reason user fail to launch the Start menu.

Currently, there is no explanation by the Microsoft why it’s happening, but there are two possible ways to resolve this Start menu issue.

Fix Critical Error: Start Menu isn’t working in Windows 10

So without further delay, why don’t you start checking the workaround:

The first method which you’re going to read in upcoming lines is very simple and all you need to do is to run the Windows 10 in the safe mode.

Fix Start menu issue using Troubleshoots options

1. You need to boot into Troubleshooting options. For that, you need to:

Launch the Start menu and then click on the power button icon at the bottom right corner of the Start menu. It will show you the power options.

Press and hold the SHIFT key and then click on the Restart button.

This will reboot your system and bring the recovery environment.

2. In this screen, click on the Troubleshoot option.

Critical Error - Start Menu isn’t working in Windows 10

3. In the Troubleshoot screen, click on the Advanced option icon.

Critical Error - Start Menu isn’t working in Windows 10

4. In the Advanced options screen, Startup settings icon.

Critical Error - Start Menu isn’t working in Windows 10

5. Here you need to click on the Restart button. This will reboot your Windows 10 PC.

Critical Error - Start Menu isn’t working in Windows 10

6. After a successful reboot, you will see the Startup settings screen. Here you need to press the F4 key to enter the Safe mode.

Critical Error - Start Menu isn’t working in Windows 10

7. Once you’re are in the Safe mode just Reboot your system quickly and you’re done.

These steps will fix the following issue. But for some users, this workaround may not work and Start menu still fail to launch in Windows 10.

In this situation, follow the second workaround.

Fix Start menu issue using Powershell Command

If above method didn’t work for you after visiting the Safe Mode, then you can try to re-register the Windows 10 Start menu component. It can be done with the help of PowerShell. Follow these steps:

1. Launch the Windows Powershell (Admin)

For that, make right click on the Start button to launch the WINX menu and from it click to launch the same.

When UAC screen appears, click Yes to continue.

2. Type the following command in the Powershell terminal:

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

3. Once the operation is completed. Reboot Windows 10.

windows powershell in windows 10

Above command will repair all the universal apps installed in the Windows 10. If any of them is causing the problem, it will be fixed. This will also fix the Start menu issue on which this whole article is based.

Why don’t you give a try to these possible workarounds and let me know if you need any assistance?

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