One way you can identify and fix many of the problems related with the Start menu on Windows 10, or if you’re having issues opening Cortana, is to use the “Start Menu Troubleshooter”. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to use the troubleshooter to fix any issues when you have problems with the Start menu or Cortana on Windows 10. Before diving into the troubleshooter, you want to make sure of two things. First, restart your computer, as this simple step could be the solution. Second, make sure your computer is up to date by going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and click Check for Update. The problem could be a bug in the operating system and the update could contain the fix.

How to fix the Start menu and Cortana

You can also click the view detailed information link before closing the window to view the troubleshooter report. The report includes everything the troubleshooter checked to try repairing the Start menu and Cortana, including issues with registry keys, Live Tiles database and application manifest corruption, and other important details.

At this point, you should be able to restart your computer and everything should work as expected. However, if that’s not the case, you should look for an alternative solutions, such as adding a new user account to see if the problem persist, or you can also try resetting your computer to its default settings. Did the troubleshooter fix your problem? Let us know in the comments below. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.