Although Windows 10 offers you many ways to access programs and settings, users still prefer to locate them via Start Menu. Windows 11 ships with a redesigned Start Menu and its alignment has been shifted to the center of the Taskbar.
While the Start Menu on Windows 11 could be of great use, sometimes it can misbehave and crash out of nowhere. On Windows 11, the Start Menu problems were more evident as the operating system is still being tested and has many bugs and glitches.
However, the good thing is that a simple restart or reset can fix most Start Menu-related problems on Windows 11. Restarting or resetting Start Menu on Windows 11 is relatively easy, and you can do it without installing any additional or third-party app.
So, if you are dealing with problems related to Start Menu on Windows 11, you have landed on the right page. This article will share the few best ways to restart and reset the Start Menu in Windows 11. So, let’s get started.
2. On the Task Manager, switch to the Processes tab and locate the Start Process.
3. Now, right-click on the Start process and select End task.
4. This will close the Start Menu. Now click on the Start button again to start the process.
That’s it! You are done. This is how you can restart the Start Menu on Windows 11 via Task Manager.
2. On the Windows Terminal, execute the command shared below:
taskkill /f /im StartMenuExperienceHost.exe
3. This will kill the StartMenuExperienceHost process from the background.
That’s it! You are done. After executing the command, you don’t need to do anything. Windows 11 will automatically restart the Start Menu once you click on it.
If a simple restart of the Start Menu didn’t help, you could choose to reset it. HThe reset will restore the default settings of the Start menu. However, if you reset the Start Menu, you will lose all settings you have made. Tere’s what you need to do.
1. First, click on the Windows 11 Search and type in Registry. Next, open the Registry Editor from the list.
2. On the Registry Editor, navigate to the path:
3. Now, right-click on the DefaultAccount key and select Delete.
4. On the confirmation prompt, click on the Yes button.
That’s it! This will reset the Start menu on your Windows 11 computer.