One of the ways to open Windows PowerShell on Windows 11 is to use WinX menu. But you may find you can’t open it using the method. MiniTool Software knows this issue and finds some useful solutions to fix it. In this post, you can find ways to fix PowerShell not opening on Windows 11.

PowerShell is a cross-platform task automation solution. It is made up of a command-line shell, a scripting language, and a configuration management framework. You can use it to run commands to fix issues on your device.

One of the easiest ways to open it is to select it from WinX menu if it is added to the menu. But if you are running Windows 11, the new version of Windows, you may find that can’t open PowerShell on Windows 11 using WinX menu. You even receive an error interface with application error 0xc0000022.

This is an annoying issue. But you can use the methods mentioned in this post to solve the issue.

Way 1: Restart Your Computer

When you are using your computer, temporary files are generated. If some temporary files are damaged by mistake, some unexpected issues like PowerShell not opening on Windows 11 may happen. It is easy to remove these damaged temporary files. You just need to restart your Windows 11 computer. Then, you can go to see if you can successfully open Windows PowerShell via WinX Menu.

Way 2: Run an SFC Scan

If your Windows 11 won’t open PowerShell via WinX menu, you should consider if there are system files issues. To be specific, missing or damaged system files can also cause this issue. To rule out this possibility, you can use System File Checker (SFC) to repair the corrupted or missing system files. Since you are running Windows 11, you need to run DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) prior to running the System File Checker.

1. Click the search icon from the taskbar and search for cmd.

2. Right-click Command Prompt from the search result and select Run as administrator from the context menu. This can open Command Prompt as administrator.

3. Type the following commands to Command Prompt and press Enter after each. You can also directly copy and paste these commands one by one.

  • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
  • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

4. Type sfc /scannow and press Enter to run SFC. Wait until the process ends 100%.

5. Close Command Prompt.

6. Restart your computer.

Way 3: Create a New User Account

Some users solve the issue by creating a new user account. So, you can also have a shot. Here is a guide on how to create a new user account on Windows 11: How to Add or Remove a User/Microsoft Account on Windows 11?

Way 4: Use another Way to Open Windows PowerShell

If Windows 11 won’t open PowerShell via WinX menu, you can switch to another way to launch it. You can try the methods mentioned in this post: [10 Ways] How to Open Windows 11 PowerShell Quickly/Easily?

Way 5: Perform a System Restore

If all of the above methods can’t help you open Windows 11 PowerShell, you will need to restore your computer to a point when PowerShell could be open normally. The prerequisite is that you have created an available system restore point before.

Here is a guide on how to use system restore point on Windows 11: How to Create a System Restore Point on Windows 11?

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Bottom Line

Can’t open Windows PowerShell on Windows 11? The methods introduced in this post can help solve the issue. Should you have any other related issues, you can let us know in the comments.

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