Windows 10: Critical Error Start Menu Cortana Not Working

Discus and support Critical Error Start Menu Cortana Not Working in Cortana to solve the problem; Good Day all. I have a very big problem with my pc and I really need a very good solution to solve it if there's any. This error may be common to... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Daniel.A1, Mar 25, 2020 at 4:47 AM.

  1. Daniel.A1 Win User

    Critical Error Start Menu Cortana Not Working


    Good Day all.


    I have a very big problem with my pc and I really need a very good solution to solve it if there's any.


    This error may be common to few but mine is like an evolved version of it. Yes, few people get this error due to some regrettable actions they performed, but mine is way more than regret. Like i said, I feel like mine is a much more bigger problem, disguised as this error "Critical error Start Menu..." .


    This error message is the first thing that appears whenever i log into my account with the task bar scrambled, i.e no other icons appears there except the win, search and desktop icon on the left and the notification icon right that appears, which are inaccessible. In the tutorials I watched, I see that they could access task manager, settings, could uninstall programs, could open programs with administrative privilege which makes the fix much more easier for them. For me I can't access those things. Yeah I booted into safe mode, which then gave me access to task manager and administrative privilege but I was still unable to uninstall recent application that must have messed up the system.


    Suppose it was a program that didn't install well, which I'm guessing is what's causing this, I wouldn't still be able to uninstall it. Even to install IObit Uninstaller in order to uninstall recent programs, not still working. What could be the cause?


    Wondershare dr. phone was the program that didn't install properly it hanged at "finishing installation". After forcefully exiting the installation process and restarting my system, I started seeing this error message. I can't get an exact fix for this problem. Or do I need to re-install windows?

    :)
     

  2. Critical Error – Start menu and Cortana aren’t working

    Hi Bronwyn,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience caused to you. I will certainly help you.

    It would be great if you can answer these questions for a better understanding.

    1. What is the exact error code or error message that prompts?

    2. When does the error occurs?

    I suggest you to go through the below article and follow the steps given.

    “Critical Error – Start menu
    and Cortana aren’t working"


    Please post back with above information and we will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Vinodh_Kumar V, Mar 25, 2020 at 4:49 AM
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  3. Critical Error: Start Menu & Cortana not working

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I apologize for the inconvenience that you are experiencing.

    I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

    I would suggest you to follow steps provided by PaulSey from the link given below and check.

    Critical Error – Start menu and Cortana aren’t working. We’ll try to fix it the next time you sign in.

    Hope the information helps, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We are here to assist you.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, Mar 25, 2020 at 4:49 AM
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  4. Critical Error Start Menu Cortana Not Working

    Critical Error message that the Start menu isn't working

    Hi Patti,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concerned. Let me help you to fix the issue.

    To understand the issue better, please provide us more information.


    • What is the complete error message do you received?
    • When exactly do you get this error message?
    Let’s try simple troubleshooting steps and check if this helps in resolving the issue. I would suggest you to go to the below link and try the steps provided by Ravinath P

    “Critical Error – Start menu and Cortana aren’t working. We’ll try to fix it the next time you sign in.”

    “Critical Error – Start menu and Cortana aren’t working. We’ll try to fix it the next time you sign in.”

    If the issue still persist, you can also visit the below link and try the steps.

    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana

    Hope this helps. Please let us know the status.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Mar 25, 2020 at 4:49 AM
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