Fix “Windows Start Button not Working” Problem

You can tolerate any problem regarding our system but if the windows start button is not working then it will be very much irritated about it. But now don’t worry you are the right place; you can know the possible fixes to come of this problem.

Start Button Not Working in Windows 7

Follow the below simple steps.

Method 1:

Try pressing Ctrl+Esc, normally if you press this key it will work.

Method 2:

Now in this step right click on the Start menu Properties.

In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, select Use Default settings and then click OK and again click OK.

Method 3:

If you find the above two steps not working then don’t worry. Performing clean boot may repair this problem. To make clean follow the steps suggested by windows forum

I have mentioned three steps which will help you to get rid of the windows start button not working problem in Windows 7.

Start Button Not working in Windows 8

In the Windows 8, we will be having the start button at the left corner of the screen. If it stops working then we have to move to the Windows key i.e. Win key option. Follow the below steps to get rid of this problem.


Step 1: Hold CTRL+ALT+DELETE together to open Windows Task Manager and click on Task Manager.

Step 2: Now select Windows Explorer and click Restart.

Now after the restart process, you able to use the start button.


Now if the above method, doesn’t work then we have try using Batch Files. To do so, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Copy and Paste the below lines in the notepad.

Step 2: Save the file name with the extension .bat with All files option as chosen.

Step 3: Now double click on the file that we have saved now, now Start button will work.

Start Button not Working Problem

You can also perform this method for Windows 10.

By using the above two methods, you can come of out this Start button not working problem.

Start Button Not working in Windows 10

If you use Windows 10, then there are numerous way to resolve this problem. Follow the simple methods given below.


Using the Power Shell option in Windows 10, we can try to solve this problem. Follow the below steps one by one.

Step 1: Right Click on the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin) option.

Start Button not Working Problem

Step 2: In the command prompt, type as “Powershell” and press Enter.

Step 3: Copy and Paste the command given below in the command prompt and press enter.

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

Step 4: Wait for a while, Powershell will take some to execute the command.

Start Button not Working Problem

The above command will make the start button to work.


Now if the above method failed to work for you, then try this method. This method try to solve this problem with System file checker tool.

Step 1: Right click on the Start button and select Command prompt (Admin).

Step 2: Type as sfc /scannow and press enter. This command will scan the protected files and also remove any corrupted files if present.

Start Button not Working Problem

Step 3: Wait for a while, then try accessing the start button now.


  • If all the above methods, doesn’t help you, then try making Reinstall process.
  • If you again install Windows 10, this problem may completely solved.
  • Make clean installation Windows 10, surely this time start button will work.

I have listed all the troubleshooting methods to get rid of the start button. This will help issues in all windows version. All these methods will surely fix this start button not working problem. If you have any other alternative solution for this problem. Then please let us know it. If you have any suggestions regarding this post, then please let us know by your valuable comments in the comment section below.

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