When I wake my PC from sleeping the start menu always automatically opens


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When I put my PC to sleep and then turn it on and wake it, the start menu always automatically opens like this.

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How can I fix the issue and stop windows menu from automatically open from waking?

EDIT: Added windows build/version
 
Windows Build/Version
23H2/OS Build 22361.3085
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 /Win Ver 23H2 OS Build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/MSI
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i9-14900KF Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO Z790-P
    Memory
    32 GB [16 GB X2] DDR5-5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
It may be worthwhile to mention how you do the waking up.
- By a mouse click
- By hitting a key on the keyboard
- By pressing the on/off switch of the computer
- Or whatever more is possible to wake the computer from sleep.

Does it make a difference if you use another way to awake the computer?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Build by vendor to my specs
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO B550M-P Gen3
    Memory
    Kingston FURY Beast 2x16GB DIMM DDR4 2666 CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GT 730 2GB LP V1
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24E450F 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD Kingston NV2 - 500 GB
    2. SSD-SATA Crucial MX500-2TB
    PSU
    Corsair CV650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Silencio S400
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper H412R
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream (wired, scissor keys)
    Mouse
    Asus WT465 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    70 Mbps down / 80 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox 115.7.0 ESR
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    F-secure via Internet provider
    Other Info
    Oracle VirtualBox 7 for testing software on Win 10 or 11
It may be worthwhile to mention how you do the waking up.
- By a mouse click
- By hitting a key on the keyboard
- By pressing the on/off switch of the computer
- Or whatever more is possible to wake the computer from sleep.

Does it make a difference if you use another way to awake the computer?

I wake the PC by pressing the power button and then hitting a key to unlock then type password/passcode.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 /Win Ver 23H2 OS Build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/MSI
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i9-14900KF Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO Z790-P
    Memory
    32 GB [16 GB X2] DDR5-5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
...then hitting a key to unlock...
If you use the windows key for that, it may be logical, but if you use the space bar or any other key, I would not know why the start menu would open automatically.

Did you change anything on the system (was it OK earlier)?
Do you use a program to modify the keyboard layout? Do you use hotkeys?
Do you use any program to change the behaviour of Windows, like ExplorerPatcher or StartAllback?

All information that has to do with the settings of your computer might help to guess what's wrong...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Build by vendor to my specs
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO B550M-P Gen3
    Memory
    Kingston FURY Beast 2x16GB DIMM DDR4 2666 CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GT 730 2GB LP V1
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24E450F 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD Kingston NV2 - 500 GB
    2. SSD-SATA Crucial MX500-2TB
    PSU
    Corsair CV650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Silencio S400
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper H412R
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream (wired, scissor keys)
    Mouse
    Asus WT465 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    70 Mbps down / 80 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox 115.7.0 ESR
    Antivirus
    F-secure via Internet provider
    Other Info
    Oracle VirtualBox 7 for testing software on Win 10 or 11
If you use the windows key for that, it may be logical, but if you use the space bar or any other key, I would not know why the start menu would open automatically.

Did you change anything on the system (was it OK earlier)?
Do you use a program to modify the keyboard layout? Do you use hotkeys?
Do you use any program to change the behaviour of Windows, like ExplorerPatcher or StartAllback?

All information that has to do with the settings of your computer might help to guess what's wrong...
As far as I know, I haven't changed anything on the system. I don't use any hotkeys or modified keyboard layout and I don't have any program that would change the behavior of windows.

I think when I put the machine to sleep via the start menu, the start menu stays open until I wake the PC.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 /Win Ver 23H2 OS Build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/MSI
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i9-14900KF Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO Z790-P
    Memory
    32 GB [16 GB X2] DDR5-5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 /Win Ver 23H2 OS Build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/MSI
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i9-14900KF Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO Z790-P
    Memory
    32 GB [16 GB X2] DDR5-5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
I did not know that, because I have assigned a dedicated key on the keyboard to command the computer to go sleeping.
That's why I thought it had to do with the way you awake the computer, but it apparently has to do with the way you get it into sleep.
The command I assigned to a dedicated key: %windir%System32rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

You could assign the power button as well to get the computer into sleep.
You find a tutorial for that here:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Build by vendor to my specs
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO B550M-P Gen3
    Memory
    Kingston FURY Beast 2x16GB DIMM DDR4 2666 CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GT 730 2GB LP V1
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24E450F 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD Kingston NV2 - 500 GB
    2. SSD-SATA Crucial MX500-2TB
    PSU
    Corsair CV650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Silencio S400
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper H412R
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream (wired, scissor keys)
    Mouse
    Asus WT465 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    70 Mbps down / 80 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox 115.7.0 ESR
    Antivirus
    F-secure via Internet provider
    Other Info
    Oracle VirtualBox 7 for testing software on Win 10 or 11
I did not know that, because I have assigned a dedicated key on the keyboard to command the computer to go sleeping.
That's why I thought it had to do with the way you awake the computer, but it apparently has to do with the way you get it into sleep.
The command I assigned to a dedicated key: %windir%System32rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

You could assign the power button as well to get the computer into sleep.
You find a tutorial for that here:
Yeah, I was mainly a laptop user who uses the power button to put the laptop into sleep. I bought a PC around a few months ago and used sleep function from Windows Start Menu. Also, thanks for the tutorial. Will check it out.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 /Win Ver 23H2 OS Build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/MSI
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i9-14900KF Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO Z790-P
    Memory
    32 GB [16 GB X2] DDR5-5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
Another way to avoid this is to use Open-Shell. It has tons of customization options.

Open-Shell Main Menu.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
This command puts the computer in hibernation instead of sleep if hibernate is set to enabled.
I was not aware of that, because I always disable hibernation as soon as when a PC is taken in use. Only already to spare SSD space...

I nowadays use AutoHotkey and there the command is:
(Preset Key):: DllCall("PowrProf\SetSuspendState", "Int", 0, "Int", 0, "Int", 0)
But I don't even know if that's sleep or hibernation...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Build by vendor to my specs
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO B550M-P Gen3
    Memory
    Kingston FURY Beast 2x16GB DIMM DDR4 2666 CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GT 730 2GB LP V1
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24E450F 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD Kingston NV2 - 500 GB
    2. SSD-SATA Crucial MX500-2TB
    PSU
    Corsair CV650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Silencio S400
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper H412R
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream (wired, scissor keys)
    Mouse
    Asus WT465 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    70 Mbps down / 80 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox 115.7.0 ESR
    Antivirus
    F-secure via Internet provider
    Other Info
    Oracle VirtualBox 7 for testing software on Win 10 or 11

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