Microsoft is aware of the Critical Error with Windows 10 Start Menu and is actively investigating the same. On the positive side, we have managed to find several troubleshooting strategies that helped an enormous number of Windows 10 users.
Critical Error: Your Start menu isn’t working. We’ll try to fix it the next time you can sign in.
You’re just 3 steps away from fixing this problem…
1. Download and install the Diagnostic
2. Run full scan
3. Perform system clean-up & repair
Estimated download time: 10 Seconds
Update Device Drivers
In most of the cases reported, this issue was caused due to outdated device drivers – software that facilitate communication between your operating system and hardware. Update the device drivers using the Free Wise Driver Care. Restart your computer after successful completion.
Repair Corrupt System Files
One or more operating system components or configurations have become corrupted. It could be because of a theme; an incompatible software replaced original operating system files or an uninstalled software left behind Registry settings that caused Critical Error: Your start menu isn’t working.
1. Open elevated Command Prompt. To do so, press Windows Key + X; choose Command Prompt (Admin).
2. In the Command Prompt window, type following command:
- SFC /ScanNow
3. During the file scanning process, you’ll be prompted to replace corrupt versions with original data stored on Windows installation media. The installation disc may be required.
4. After successful completion, type EXIT and press ENTER.
Repair Windows Image
Windows 10 critical error appears due to the corruption of Windows image mounted in the virtual drive. Repair it using command-line instructions.
1. Open Command Prompt as administrator.
2. Execute below command:
- Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
3. After successful completion, restart the computer.
Check Hard Disk
Windows 10 Start Screen fails to recover data lost due to file system errors. Scan all partitions, repair bad sectors using Disk Check-Up tool.
1. Double click This PC icon on Desktop.
2. Right click system partition, choose Properties.
3. The new Drive Properties dialog shows information about the available space. Click the Tools tab to launch drive repair utility.
4. Click Check.
5. In the following prompt, click Scan Drive to initiate the scan.
Boot PC in Safe Boot
Safe Boot is a way of the startup that prevents Non-Microsoft programs from executing at the boot interval. Here’s how to boot your computer through safe boot option:
1. Press Windows Key + R to open up the Run dialog box.
2. Type MsConfig and click OK.
3. Click the Boot tab, check-up Safe boot box.
4. Select Minimal option.
5. Click Apply, and then OK.