Windows 10 Start button doesn’t work

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  1. open cmd and enter “/sfc scannow” – This found some corrupted files. If so, restart your machine. NOPE didn’t fix it.
  2. Right click on Start button and choose task manager. Restart Windows Explorer – NOPE
  3. Put the laptop in safe mode with Networking.   Rebooted. The start menu still didn’t work
  4. Re-registering the Windows Apps using powershell:
    1. Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}
    2. Didn’t work either
  5. dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth didn’t fix it
  6. I tried a bunch of other stuff in between that didn’t help

What fixed it for me?

  1. Going into Microsoft Store App Settings
  2. Click Reset