Windows 10: Having problems with the start button and the wifi selector.

Discus and support Having problems with the start button and the wifi selector. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hi guys, as the title reads, I am currently having this strange problem with the start button. If I go to press it, the menu opens up for a second and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Electric_Kettle, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Having problems with the start button and the wifi selector.


    Hi guys, as the title reads, I am currently having this strange problem with the start button. If I go to press it, the menu opens up for a second and then automatically closes itself. As to the WiFi selector, when I open the WiFi connections list, it just start scrolling through all the options that are shown on the screen, without me having to touch anything or giving any sort of input.

    Thank you in advance! Having problems with the start button and the wifi selector. :D

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    /u/Electric_Kettle, Oct 22, 2020
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  2. Start Button displaying but not working


    The start button was working until there was a forced reboot (power failure). Then left click (normal click) over the start button does absolutely nothing. Right click brings up a menu but "programs" and also "settings" are missing and not included on this list. Search or Task View buttons do not work either with "normal" click. Does anyone have any suggestion or fixes?
    Thank you in advance *Huh
    Sue
     
    suejbakula, Oct 22, 2020
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  3. problem with start button and wifi

    i got a the free upgrade to windows 10 for my acer laptop...

    before the upgrade, everything worked great...

    the new upgrade went well - everything installed and worked fine too...

    the past week - not so much, the start button no longer works, and it can't connect to my wifi...it can connect to my BTWifi-with-Fon no problem. I have checked connection to my bt fibre optic and wifi with other devices, they connect perfectly fine...

    i've tried all the fixes, apart from the Shell as admin, as it won't allow me to right click over it and Run it as Admin...

    so:

    start button and search do not work

    i can right click over the start button fine

    regular wifi connection not working, but connects to BTWifi-withFon

    regular wifi is used perfectly well on other devices

    thanks...
     
    iaindunford, Oct 22, 2020
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  4. Zontir Win User

    Having problems with the start button and the wifi selector.

    Problems when sharing WiFi with the Virtual Adapter

    For many years I have always shared Internet to my devices like phone and tablet with my PC's WiFi antenna through the Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter, I only use it for that, since I have a cable connection, and I start the wifi with the command NETSH WLAN start hostednetwork previously having done the settings of NETSH WLAN set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="Wifi" key="password".

    For my devices to connect it is necessary that the Virtual Adapter that is created with that command has access to the Internet, for this I have to share the Internet from my Ethernet adapter to the Virtual Wifi adapter.

    For some time now (a couple of months) I've been experiencing problems when sharing the Internet through that medium. The problem is that when I start the WiFi my devices do not connect, they say "Getting IP address" and never connect.

    I have found the solution and I have to do the following:

    1. Disable the Virtual Adapter with the command netsh wlan stop hostednetwork.
    2. Remove the connection sharing from the Ethernet Adapter.
    3. Activate the Virtual Adapter with the command netsh wlan start hostednetwork.
    4. Adding connection sharing from the Ethernet Adapter to the Virtual Adapter again.

    By doing these steps my devices can now be connected to the Wifi, but sometimes it doesn't work if I do these steps too quickly. I have noticed that if I do step 3 and 4 too quickly it does not work and I have to repeat the process but doing these last two steps more slowly, until the Virtual Adapter gets an IP address 192.168.137.1 from Internet Protocol version 4

    Also this problem does not occur 100% of the time. Sometimes when I run the command to start the Wifi everything happens fine and my devices connect well but this only works after my PC has been on for at least 5 minutes (I haven't counted it). If I run the command as soon as my PC has turned on then it doesn't work anymore.

    As I mentioned before this problem didn't occur before because I had configured a .bat file that ran as soon as the PC was turned on with the NETSH WLAN start hostednetwork command and everything worked fine.

    Now, I would like to go back to before when everything was fine so that when my PC starts up the WiFi too and I don't have to do all this protocol all the time, but with a simple command everything is solved.

    Could someone give me a hand with this?
     
    Zontir, Oct 22, 2020
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