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Offline MaidinEngland

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Windows start button not working
« on: Wednesday 18 August 21 22:36 BST (UK) »
Hi

Desktop computer working fine but the windows start button, bottom left hand corner, has just stopped working.  When clicked nothing happens.  Concerned that if I turn everything off, I won't be able to power up again.

Any help gratefully received.

tks

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Re: Windows start button not working
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 August 21 22:42 BST (UK) »
Have you tried the 'old-fashioned' Windows method of cursor to Top R/H corner to achieve the selections - including Start and Settings? The latter would result in getting Power button and Shut Down selection.

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Re: Windows start button not working
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 August 21 23:08 BST (UK) »
Google or any browser has ideas like these.  It doesn't look as though there is just a single cause or answer.

https://www.google.com/search?q=windows+start+button+not+working&oq=Windows+start+button+not+working&aqs=chrome.0.0i512l5.1382j0j7&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

My advice would be to ask someone under 20, and don't do anything you don't understand.  That's what Him In The Shed tells me, anyway.

Harriet


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Re: Windows start button not working
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 19 August 21 00:07 BST (UK) »
Success!!!

Tks to Copper1, Harriet and Him in The Shed for the prompt and helpful replies.  Just needed to select windows explorer in task manager and click on restart. 

Simples - and such a relief!