How to Fix Start Menu and Cortana Not Working

Fixing Start Menu and Cortana Not Working in Windows 10

Often while working on Windows 10 at least at some instance of time, you may come across this problem where you may find your Start Menu and the Cortana is not responding. This is really a critical problem and requires immediate attention.
I have found a quick immediate solution to this problem. If you too are facing this problem, and looking for an answer to the most pertinent question of How to Fix Start Menu and Cortana Not Working you may just try this solution.


Well the solution is very simple. Just try to boot your system in safe mode and then return to the Normal mode of operation. This activity has resolved problem in my computer and also this has been tried successfully on some of my fellow’s computer.

How to boot in Safe Mode ?

To find an answer to the pertinent question of How to Fix Start Menu and Cortana Not Working, follow the following steps by first going into Safe Mode.

1.  Restart your system. If power button in your desktop is working choose the Restart option, otherwise press the power button 2-3 times to STOP and START the system. Remmber to keep pressed the ‘Shift’ key when your system is restarting.

2.  You may soon find yourself in the recovery environment. From there choose the option ‘Troubleshoot > Advance Option > Startup Settings > Restart.
3.  Now on your desktop you will be presented a number of options to boot the system including the command prompt and also the Safe Mode with Networking option. 
4.  Choose the option ‘Safe Mode with Networking’.
5.  Your computer must now boot in Safe mode. 
6.  You are now done. From here you can restart the system to boot in normal mode.
Now to your surprise eventually you may find that your Start Menu and the Cortana is responding well. At this point you are always advised to make sure that your Windows update services are running in automatic mode. You must perform here after some basic computer recovery activities to Fix the Corrupted Files.  You should also run the system update and ensure that your computer has been loaded with the latest available updates. If you don’t perform these activities, there is every likely hood that the next time you start your computer, your problems may return back i.e Your Start Menu and Cortana may become again non responsive. 
All the Best. Hope you found an answer to to Fix Start Menu and Cortana Not Working.

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  1. Kailash Prasad says

    Well explained solution to the problem "How to Fix Start Menu and Cortana Not Working".

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