The return of Start menu has been the highlight of the Windows 10 operating system. But it also comes with its fair share of problems. The Start menu in Windows 10, although works great most of the time, at times, it doesn’t open at all when you press the Windows logo key or click the Start button on the taskbar.
The Start menu’s search doesn’t work at times and live tiles on the Start menu show blank tiles many times. You might also see randomly popping up Start menu at times for no reason.
Users have been complaining about many issues ever since its release, Microsoft has fixed many of the issues but most of them still persists.
Start menu troubleshooter for Windows 10
Microsoft has keeping an eye on these issues for a while and has now released a troubleshooting / repair tool to fix many of the common issues.
Start menu troubleshooter is a free utility for Windows 10 to troubleshoot and fix Start menu issues. With this you can fix common issues like Start menu not opening, apps are not showing in Start menu and blank tiles.
When you will run the troubleshooter on your PC it will check if required applications such as Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost and Microsoft.Windows.Cortana applications are installed correctly, and checks permission issues with registry keys, checks if the tile database is corrupt and finally, checks if the application manifest is corrupt.
If the troubleshooter will detect any issue it will start solving it automatically.
Using Start menu troubleshooter in Windows 10
Step 1: Click on the link below to download the start menu troubleshooter or repair tool on your PC.
Step 2: Once downloaded, double-click on the downloaded file to run the troubleshooter.
Step 3: When it is launched, click Next for it to find the problems.
Step 4: If there is an issue with the Start menu, it will fix it automatically. If there are no issues, you will see “Troubleshooting couldn’t identify the problem” message.
You can click View detailed information link to see potential issues that were checked and their results.