How to Fix Windows 10 Start Button Not Working


Lakshmi Durga
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  • To fix windows 10 start button and search bar not working on windows 10 -> You need to change windows firewall settings and change it to automatic.
  • You can also execute command and fix the issue as below.

When you click on the search bar on windows 10 or Start button and nothing happens when you click on windows 10 start button then there are a couple of simple troubleshooting methods to fix this issue and fix windows 10 start button not working issues easily on your own. So, lets see in detail below.

Windows 10 search bar and startup button will not work like windown+x key not working or calculator app, mail app, webcam or cortana if files are corrupted on windows 10 and also you can face this issue if your windows 10 is not updated properly.

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Fix windows 10 Start Button Not Working Issue

Below methods will help you fix the Windows 10 start button issue on your windows 10 or windows 11 computer easily.

Change Startup type in Windows Firewall

Step 1: Right click on start Button and Click on Computer management.

Step 2: In the left side pane -> Expand Service and Application option.

Step 3: Left Click on Services

Step 4: Now, scroll down in the right side pane and find the windows firewall option.

Step 5: Right click on on the windows firewall option and click on properties.

Step 6: Make sure startup type is set to Automatic here and if it is set to manual then you need to change this startup type to automatic using dropdown menu options.

Step 7: Click on apply and ok and close computer Management window.

Once you set windows firewall option startup type to automatic then you need to go ahead and restart your windows computer, so that the changes made can be reflected.

That’s it, once you restart your computer then your windows 10 start button not working windows search not working will be fixed successfully.

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Use Command Prompt Command

Step 1: Right click on windows start menu and select command prompt as administrator.

Step 2: In command prompt -> Execute this command ->  powershell and hit enter.

Step 3: Now, copy and paste this command -> Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”­} and hit enter.

Step 4: Wait for the command to execute and this will take 10 to 15 minutes depending up on your computer.

That;s it, once the command executes completely then go ahead and restart your computer and check with your search bar and start button will be working fine without any issues.

Check for Updates

If there is any update available then you need to go to windows update settings and check for any pending updates available and update your windows 10 to latest version.

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