Fixed: Start Menu and Cortana not working

Cortana is a built-in feature of Windows 10. It collects and uses things like search history, speech patterns, app usage, and other information. This feature of Windows 10 enhances the experince of Microsoft products. Millions of people are taking benefit from this built-in feature but at the same time, some are facing issue while using it. Mostly, people face issue while launching the start menu and Cortana. If start menu and Cortana not working properly then do not worry. In this guide, we have gathered possible solutions and workarounds by which you can easily fix start menu and Cortana not working.

How To Fix Start Menu And Cortana Not Working

Here are the possible solutions by which you can easily fix the Start Menu and Cortana issues.

  • Uninstall Anti Virus From Windows 10
  • Fix Start Menu/Cortana Issue through PowerShell
  • Fix Start Menu/Cortana Issue using Command Prompt

#1: Uninstall Anti Virus From Windows 10

Sometimes the anti-virus installed on your Windows 10 cause an issue with the start menu and Cortana. To fix start menu and Cortana not working properly follow these steps below.

  • Go to Control Panel.
  • Click Programs and Feature.
  • Now from here find Antivirus which you have installed on Windows 10. Double click to uninstall it.
  • After uninstalling Antivirus restart your PC to make changes.

#2: Fix Start Menu/Cortana Issue through PowerShell

  • Press Windows and X at the same time.
  • Select Task Manager.
  • Now click File and select Run new Task.
  • In windows box, enter powershell and click OK.
  • Now right click and select run as administrator.
  • Click Yes.
  • Once done, copy-pastes the command below and press enter.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

After that restart your PC and see if it fix start menu and Cortana issue or not.

#3: Fix Start Menu/Cortana Issue using Command Prompt

You can also fix Start menu and Cortana not working through Command Prompt. Follow these simple steps.

  • Press “Windows” and “X” Key at the same time.
  • Select “Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  • Click “Yes”.
  • Now here enter the command ren %windir%\System32\AppLocker\Plugin*.* *.bak and Press Enter key.
  • Once done, Restart the computer to make changes.

That’s it. Hopefully, the issue of Start Menu and Cortana have now fixed. If you face any issue while performing the methods above then let us know in comments below.

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