Windows 10: Windows Start menu does not open

Discus and support Windows Start menu does not open in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; When I click Windows Start, I very briefly get a busy pointer, then nothing appears to happen.Are you able to help me, please?NB, google searching for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by KDMcM, May 13, 2022.

  1. KDMcM Win User

    Windows Start menu does not open


    When I click Windows Start, I very briefly get a busy pointer, then nothing appears to happen.Are you able to help me, please?NB, google searching for "windows start menu doesn't open" and applying all the top 10 alleged fixes did not help.Thanks.

    :)
     
    KDMcM, May 13, 2022
    #1

  2. Windows 10 Start Menu won't open.

    Hi Dougie,

    Corrupted system files could be one of the reason why Start Menu is not opening.

    As an initial troubleshooting, we suggest following the steps listed in this article:
    Troubleshoot problems with the Start menu or Cortana
    see if it helps resolve the issue.

    Update us with the outcome so we can provide further assistance.
     
    Ronalene Mat, May 13, 2022
    #2
  3. 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, May 13, 2022
    #3
  4. Windows Start menu does not open

    Start menu is not working on Windows 10

    Hi,

    Iunderstand the frustration if things are not working fine as expected.

    Please help us with below details,


            • When you say "If I sign in under my user name I am in some earlier version", which version you are referring to?

            • Did you made any recent changes to your computer prior to the issue?

            • When you say “I cannot access the start menu and am limited to IP as a browser” Is it refers to Microsoft Edge?

    As an initial steps, I suggest you to check for the Windows version. To do so, follow the below steps:

    1) Login to your computer through user name on which it show earlier version of Windows.

    2) Press Windows key + r.

    3) Type winver, hit enter.

    For the issue related to start menu, I suggest you to refer to the below Microsoft help article and check,

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...ubleshoot-problems-opening-start-menu-cortana

    Reply with results and necessary information to help you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Priya V, May 13, 2022
    #4
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