[Fixed] Critical Error – Start Menu and CORTANA aren’t working Call 8009866752

Windows 10 users may sometime encounter a Windows “Critical Error – Start Menu and CORTANA aren’t working, we’ll try to fix it the next time you sign in”. The root cause of Windows “Critical Error – Start Menu and CORTANA aren’t working is undetermined and this error seems to appear randomly. So in this post we discuss about the Start Menu and CORTANA aren’t working. You can call us on our Microsoft office support helpline number.

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This critical error message causes the users to bang their heads on the wall as they cannot use their PCs properly. People have tried a number of methods to get rid of this error message. Creating a new account or using different accounts on Windows has failed already and still error persists. A majority of people have reverted back to their previous version of Windows because of the issues faced.

So, below are the methods to resume the functionality of Start Menu and Cortana back to normal.

Methods to fix Critical Error – Start Menu and CORTANA aren’t working:

The following methods are known to be the best solution for Critical Error – Start Menu and CORTANA aren’t working error on Windows 10. You should follow these methods sequentially if the first doesn’t work for you.

Method # 1: Uninstalling Anti-Virus 

The first method is found to be the best solution for this Critical Error – Start Menu and CORTANA aren’t working. A number of times, some external anti-virus programs creates a conflict between other Windows programs which results in different issues. This Critical Error – Start Menu and CORTANA aren’t working error on Windows 10 is in turn related to the anti-virus programs installed on the PC. So, it is better to uninstall the anti-virus. To uninstall this you can call us on Microsoft office support helpline.

Method 2: Fix via PowerShell

  1. Hold CTRL ALT + DELETE to open task manager.
  2. Click File -> and choose Run New Task
  3. Type powershell and click OK
  4. Now right click powershell from the task bar and select run as administrator

if right click isn’t working; re-open task manager in a fewer view mode

  1. You will see a list of your running apps. Right click on PowerShell and choose Open File Location; This will open file location, locate powershell (right click on it and select) run as administrator to open powershell in administrator mode.
  2. Now copy/paste the following command in the command prompt:

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

And hit the ENTER key. Wait for the command to finish; reboot your PC and then test to see if Cortana and Start Menu are now working.

Method 3: Via Command Prompt

  1. Right click on the Start Menu button and in the menu that pops up, select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Type inren %windir%\System32\AppLocker\Plugin*.* *.bakand then press the Enter key.
  3. Restart the computer.

Method 4: System File Checker Scan

The above method will work in most of the cases. If it doesn’t seem to work for you, then use this method. You have to run System File Checker in order to check the damaged or corrupted files inside your system files and fix them thereafter.

 

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