ERROR: Cortana Start Menu Critical Error
DESCRIPTION: Cortana is an assistant offered by Microsoft. But Recently some issue has been observed by the users.
What is Cortana?
Cortana is a virtual assistant created by Microsoft for Windows 10, recently Microsoft published its latest and the most awaited version of Windows called Windows 10. As there were unusual major modifications in the latest OS based on GUI and services. Approximately, 14 million people upgraded their preceding Windows versions to the advanced one in a time extent of merely 24 hours.
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Also at the same time, people started noticing a vexatious issue related to Start Menu and Cortana. This problem was related to the launch of Start menu and Cortana & was known as “Cortana Start Menu Critical Error”. Whenever a user began Start Menu or Cortana, it appeared up with a Critical Error stating that the functions are not working properly and a fixed mind be attempted the next time the user signs in and with the annoying error stops the entire system so it is still impossible to get to Internet Explorer to get to the forums until it settles to un-freeze up and allow access.
Troubleshoots for fixing Cortana Start Menu Critical Error:
Method 1: Uninstall a Program
And to fix this annoying problem we have different methods such as Uninstall Anti Virus or/and Dropbox it is affirmed to be the best solution for this critical error message. A fraction of times, external anti-virus applications constitutes a dispute between other Windows programs which results in different issues. for uninstalling go to Control Panel and find Uninstall a Program if it is in Category view mode. If there is a Small icon view mode, find Programs and Features and click on it and then move to the anti-virus installed on the PC and then double click to Uninstall. Alternatively, can try updating to the newer version of the current security software.’
Method 2: Via Powershell
Second method to Fix Cortana Start Menu Critical Error via PowerShell is by Holding CTRL + ALT + DELETE to open task manager and then Click File and choose Run New Task Type PowerShell and then OK and then clicking right to the PowerShell from the taskbar and then select run as administrator, will notice a list of running apps, Right click on PowerShell and then choose Open File Location. Now copy/paste the command in the command prompt and then hit the ENTER key. Wait for the command to finish reboot the PC and then test to see if Cortana and Start Menu are now working.
And if not then try to hide Cortana icon by Right click on the Taskbar and choose Search
From all the options, select Hidden Repeat 1 and select Show search icon and then Restart the computer
And if this also doesn’t work then try Via Command Prompt click right on the Start Menu button, in the menu that pops up, select Command Prompt (Admin). Type the following %windir%\System32\AppLocker\Plugin*.* *.bak and then the Enter key. Restart the computer. this method will work in most of the cases but if not then try this System File Checker Scan. Run System File Checker in order to check the damaged or corrupted files inside the system files and fix them thereafter to resolve Cortana start menu critical error.
Hoping by following these measures your Cortana Start Menu Critical Error was solved. If you still face this issue then contact Microsoft Support Team for better assistance.