Windows 10: Start menu and settings does not open

Discus and support Start menu and settings does not open in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I tried sfc /scannow Tried dism online health restoretried the powershell get restore commanddid a disk check, but none of this resolved the start menu... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Ruben Roos, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. Start menu and settings does not open


    I tried sfc /scannow Tried dism online health restoretried the powershell get restore commanddid a disk check, but none of this resolved the start menu error.

    :)
     
    Ruben Roos, Jul 30, 2021
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  2. Paolo Mag Win User

    Start menu and settings both wont open.

    Hello Robert,

    As per the description of the issue, you are unable to open both Windows Settings and Start menu. For us to resolve this issue, we suggest that you perform troubleshooting. Here's an

    article
    that you can go to. In here, you'll see solutions to resolve Start menu issues.

    To resolve Windows Settings issue, kindly follow the steps listed below:

    • Boot into Safe Mode.
    • Open a command prompt windows.
    • Type sfc/scannow, and then hit Enter.
    • Once it's finished, restart the computer to check if the issue still persists.

    If the issue still persists after doing the steps above, kindly refer to this
    link
    for further troubleshooting.

    Let us know if the resolution provided works.
     
    Paolo Mag, Jul 30, 2021
    #2
  3. Ghot Win User
    Start Menu List - Settings

    You need to go one step further...

    Settings >Personalization > Start, then click as shown by the RED square...


    Start menu and settings does not open [​IMG]





    Start menu and settings does not open [​IMG]
     
  4. angus Win User

    Start menu and settings does not open

    Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account


    Hello,
    Unfortunately I have the same issue as Dabz from upgrading win7 to win10.
    I've tried opening settings using all the suggested methods and it will not load using my account with Administrator access nor the built-in Administrator profile. I also tried other methods not listed such as using Run. Control panel is just a stepping stone to add users in Settings.
    I'm also having explorer.exe issues, which I believe is preventing Settings from loading.
    Using cmd (Admin) I successfully created a new user profile [and granted admin access also using cmd (Admin)], however win10 will not allow this account to log on. win10 does not list this new user within control panel but it does in the start menu. win10 will not allow to log in or switch to the new account via the start menu either.
    I can access settings in Safe Mode but this will not allow me to create a new account.
    Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
    angus, Jul 30, 2021
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