Microsoft Releases a Start Menu Fix for Windows 10
Every new operating system including new Linux distros, new Apple operating systems or new Android operating systems all have their share of issues, most people refer to as bugs. I would bet Linux, Apple and Android users would argue that each new release is bug-free, but honestly nothing is prefect, Is Windows more buggy? Perhaps. But when you consider the myriad of hardware that works with Windows and all the drivers that Windows must be support, Windows is pretty darn good.
Microsoft makes mistakes. And we can tell you from painful experience that what works on most Windows computers, does not work on all Windows computers.
The biggest bug, at least the biggest bug I’m aware of, is the Windows 10 start menu issue (or bug). For no reason, one day a click on the start button does not open the start menu. You can right-click the start menu and get the so-called “power menu”, but you cannot open the Windows 10 start menu. Woe are those to whom this happens. (Was that good, grammar police?) Woe was I. This happened to me about 2 months ago. I had to do a Windows 10 System Reset (keeping my personal files). However I had to install all of my programs again, and that was a royal pain in the neck.
For months, Microsoft did not acknowledge the start menu bug that agonized hundreds of thousands of Windows 10 users — users who were either wrestling with or who had suffered from the non-responsive, Windows 10 start menu bug.
Finally, finally, finally, Microsoft fessed up and issued a so called Windows 10 Start Menu Troubleshooter (also known as a Microsoft “Fix-it” tool) to help those afflicted fix their broken Windows 10 start menu.
Once you have downloaded – go ahead and run it. It’s pretty simple.
You just click on “Next”. And then the tool will check your PC for potential problems with your start menu.
Here take a look:
If problems are found, you’ll see a list of them. Then you can choose to let the Microsoft Start Menu Troubleshooter ( Fix-it) fix them, or, if you’re a masochist or are bored to death, you can choose to fix them manually.
The Windows 10 Start Menu Troubleshooter (Fix-it) will check the following:
- Make sure that the start menu and Cortana are installed correctly.
- Application manifest corruption issues.
- Registry issues.
- Start menu tile database corruption issues.
If the Start Menu Troubleshooter (Fix-it) finds no problems, you will see this — a bunch of items that are labeled “Issue not present”.
About three weeks ago Reg Organizer began including a fix for Windows 10 start menu issues too – and you can read more about that here.
So to those of us who knew the pain of having to fix our Windows 10 start menu by doing a Window 10 reset or creating new users account, are glad there are easier ways for you to make things – or at least the Windows 10 start menu problem – right again.
NOTE: Looking at the responses we’re getting, it seems many people are assuming we’re guaranteeing this to work. We are not. In our experience, most Microsoft Fix-its don’t fix anything. We were just making readers aware that Microsoft was, in a roundabout way, admitting there’s a problem with the start menu in Windows 10 and have attempted to prepare a bandage for it. We sure are not going to be responsible for what Microsoft does or says 🙂 We are simply the messenger here. Don’t shoot the messenger.