Start menu stops working

Smoak Wolf

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I've started having an issue where the start menu stops working, pressing the windows key on my keyboard or on screen does not work.
The only way for me to et it back is to open task manager and restart explorer, but this is happening seveal times a day.

Anyone else had this problem yet?
 

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Suggest you try a repair of your system using an ISO of the same version.
 

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I have a batch script for Re-registering Start Menu that works on Windows 10 you can try it on Windows 11.
 

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In Windows 10, I have occasionally seen people with NVIDIA displays report this happening with some driver updates.
If you have an NVIDIA display, then that may be something to investigate.


By the way. Instead of restarting explorer.exe, you should be able to go into Task Manager in the Processes tab and right click on Start and choose End Task. It will restart.
 

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Smoak Wolf

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Thank you, I will try your suggestions. I do have an Nvidia GPU and usually on windows 10 every time there is a driver update my start menu would not work until I restarted the system. It just started happening randomly on the 2nd day of windows 11. I will see how goes over the net few days and then maybe do repair install.
 

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    RTX 270 Super

Smoak Wolf

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In Windows 10, I have occasionally seen people with NVIDIA displays report this happening with some driver updates.
If you have an NVIDIA display, then that may be something to investigate.


By the way. Instead of restarting explorer.exe, you should be able to go into Task Manager in the Processes tab and right click on Start and choose End Task. It will restart.

This works thank you.

Unfortunately I tried the batch script and it didn't work, and I even done a repair install last night and the issue still re-appeared this afternoon.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i9-9900k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 270 Super
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