Windows 10: Critical Error: Start Menu Not Working

Discus and support Critical Error: Start Menu Not Working in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; [ATTACH] This is a new problem that has developed in the last day or so under 24 hours. The only thing I can recall that I have "changed" is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by brokie bee gee, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Critical Error: Start Menu Not Working


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    This is a new problem that has developed in the last day or so under 24 hours. The only thing I can recall that I have "changed" is downloading one Steam game called Among Us. I have tried almost every tutorial I could find through Google involving Run, Powershell, CMD, the Task Manager, and none have worked. Every DSM check came up with no corruption detected. I am not having issues with search functions - the problem only arises when I click the Windows icon to open the menu. Changing startup apps/programs and restarting Windows Explorer about 3 times did nothing.


    My computer is up to date. The build is Version 2004 19041.508.


    Links to tutorials I have already read/followed: Windows Report Solutions 1-6, alphr Methods 1-3, Microsoft Answers Solutions by Gary and Rafael, WindowsCentral Methods 1-3.


    Other issues that may be related: slowness and minor lag; computer tower makes little buzzing noises sometimes and runs warm others.


    What else can I do? Is it a hardware issue? My computer was sitting in storage for almost a full year until last month. It has been sailing smooth until about 2-3 days ago some lag and then today this started happening.

    :)
     
    brokie bee gee, Sep 23, 2020
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  2. 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, Sep 23, 2020
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  3. Karthicka_R, Sep 23, 2020
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  4. eschap Win User

    Critical Error: Start Menu Not Working

    Critical Error Start menu

    I have same problem and none of the posted suggestions work. I did a system restore and it almost works except the start menu is not properly organized and the programs are listed in a different than normal manner. after a few hours when I click on the
    start menu the critical error pops up again and says it will try to repair on the net login, which does not repair the problem. but if I do a restore it will work for a few hours and then repeats
     
    eschap, Sep 23, 2020
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