Windows 10: Start menu inaccessible

Discus and support Start menu inaccessible in Cortana to solve the problem; Hi,So for a while now I am unable to access the windows start menu. If I click the mouses left button on it, nothing happens. If I click the windows... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by bigbillybagel, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. Start menu inaccessible


    Hi,So for a while now I am unable to access the windows start menu. If I click the mouses left button on it, nothing happens. If I click the windows button on my keyboard, nothing happens.The only thing I am able to do is to right click on the start button to gain access to the 3 options of "apps + features", "shut down or sign out" or power options.The search bar doesn't work either, as I am unable to type anything into it. I have tried various things on the taskbar to try to make things work to no avail and have done Windows updates to see if that helped but nothing has.Does anyone have a

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    bigbillybagel, Jul 19, 2021
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  2. Pavan_N Win User

    start menu becomes inaccessible in Windows 10

    Hi Jimmy,

    Thank you for updates.

    I would suggest you to create a new user account and check the issue status in the new user account. This would help us to analyze the issue to find the cause and resolution. If the new account works fine for you, add your Microsoft credentials
    to it and use it as your Microsoft account.

    Follow the steps below and check if Start Menu works.


          • Press “Windows Key + R

          • Type “netplwiz

          • Select "user must enter user name and password to use this computer".

          • Click on Add and follow onscreen instructions to create a new Microsoft Account.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Pavan_N, Jul 19, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 Start menu is empty

    Hi. Steps 1 and 2 didn't do much but step 3 has restored what looks like the list of original Microsoft apps but no sign of any of the many apps I have installed. And there are no tiles in the start menu. Any suggestions please?
     
    LesGrant42, Jul 19, 2021
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  4. Start menu inaccessible

    Start Menu Search

    Hi,

    About your issue regarding the Start menu or Search, in order for us to assist you better. Please answer the question:

    • Were there any recent changes made to your system prior to the issue?

    In the meantime, we suggest you to check this link:
    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana
    . It contains troubleshooting steps prior to the issue.

    We'll look forward to your response.
     
    Phillip Pio, Jul 19, 2021
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