Microsoft has released the Start Menu troubleshooter for Windows 10 which will help you to found and fix issues related to Start Menu, download link inside.
NOTE: As of 9 July 2018, Microsoft has broken the link to download Start Menu troubleshooter. We regret the inconvenience. If you’ve any issue with Start Menu, you can re-register it to get fix.

With Windows 10, Microsoft restored the Start Menu that they taken away with Windows 8. The restored Start Menu is much robust and capable of housing Desktop plus Universal App entries. It is tightly integrated with other features like Cortana.

Till now, we have seen different issues regarding Start Menu in Windows 10. Some of them are listed under these links:

FIX : Your Start Menu Isn’t Working. We’ll Try To Fix It The Next Time You Sign In.

FIX : Start Menu Not Appearing In Windows 10

To fix the issues with Start Menu, we generally re-register it using PowerShell cmdlet:

How To Re-register Start Menu In Windows 10

Download Start Menu Troubleshooter For Windows 10

Microsoft has worked hardly on Start Menu issues and they have now released a dedicated troubleshooter or fix it tool for it. The Start Menu troubleshooter will address following issues on your Windows 10:

  • Required applications are not installed correctly : Indicates the app which needs your attention to re-register or reinstall.
  • Permission issues with registry keys : Checks the registry keys for current user and correct its permission if required.
  • Tile database is corrupt
  • Application manifest is corrupt

You can download Start Menu troubleshooter from Microsoft, using following link:


The link will give you startmenu.diagcab which is a cabinet file. Double clicking on this file simply opens the troubleshooter. You can check Apply repairs automatically and click Next to start troubleshooting.

Download Start Menu Troubleshooter For Windows 10

Once the troubleshooting is completed, you’ll receive the troubleshooting report containing details of the issues found (if any) and fixes applied.

Download Start Menu Troubleshooter For Windows 10

I hope the troubleshooter will resolve your Start Menu issues and fix them!

Also read:

1. How To Use Built-in Troubleshooters In Windows 10

2. Download Microsoft Account & Windows Store Apps Troubleshooters


  • while running it shows an unexpected error 0x80300113

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Run SFC /SCANNOW command in administrative Command Prompt, see if it helps.


  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ 👍

  • Hi Kapil,

    I run the troubleshooter, it says that the Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost and MicrosoftWindows Cortana applications need to be installed correctly.

    How to I solve this issue without having to reset my Windows?
    Thank you

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Please refer:

  • Hi, I did the start menu trouble shooter scan and it says that Required applications are not installed correctly and Tile database is corrupt. How can I fix this? Thanks!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Try to re-register Start Menu, see if it helps:

  • Great fix. Many thanks… was a nightmare….

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad to help 😊

  • Kapil: MS has broken the link to the Start menu trouble shooter:

    it is now not found. Please update all of your pages refering to it.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Thanks Ron for the update! I’ve added the note to this article and will update references accordingly.

  • Hi Kapil here is the working link

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