How to Fix Start Button and Cortana Search not Working on Windows 10 in 2019 Easy

By | March 7, 2019

The much-loved feature made a welcome return in Windows 10 but freezes and other issues have been reported by a number of users. If you’re experiencing one of these bugs, try the solutions we’ve set out below and hopefully your Start Menu will be up and running like normal again.

Press the [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] keys on your keyboard at the same time – alternatively, right click the Taskbar. Then select Task manager.

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Type sfc /scannow into the window and press the [Return] key. The scan may take some time and will end with one of three results. Windows did not find any integrity violations and Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and repaired them mean there are now no corrupt files, but Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them indicates a problem.

In this latter case, type (or copy and paste) DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth into the PowerShell window and press the [Return] key. This will download files from Windows Update to replace the corrupt ones and, again, this may take some time.

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