Windows 10: Keep on having to restart Explorer.exe after switching displays

Discus and support Keep on having to restart Explorer.exe after switching displays in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; *I am not sure if this is the right place since It has to do when I am wanting to game, but not specifically game on my PC. When I game on my PC this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by richphotos, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Keep on having to restart Explorer.exe after switching displays


    *I am not sure if this is the right place since It has to do when I am wanting to game, but not specifically game on my PC. When I game on my PC this issue does not exist*

    Okay, so here is the deal, I have a gaming setup. 2 23" displays, one is ran through an HDMI switch which also has my ps4 and a couple other systems hooked up to it. So I will switch to which ever input signal for the console I am playing and my secondary monitor will become my primary display until I switch it back to the primary display making the second one an extended desktop.

    Seems simple enough, but since I upgraded to windows 10 from 7, when I switch back to have my primary display and an extended display I have to restart explorer exe or I cant get the start menu to show unless I hit the windows key on the board. ( I have the start menu to auto hide for when I am editing photos)

    All drivers are up to date, there are no viruses, scanned many times and this only started happening once I switched to 10. It drives me insane that I have to keep on restarting explorer each time I want to play on one of my consoles.

    Also, when I switch it back to the primary display monitor all my desktop icons stay on the secondary displays screen.

    Another detail, is this is not EVERY single time, but 95% of the time I have to restart explorer.

    :)
     
    richphotos, Oct 7, 2015
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    I upgraded from windows 8.1 professional and to load the apps and the store I have to keep restarting explorer.exe because when i click on edge or the store icons on the taskbar I get an error saying Element not found. After restarting explorer everything
    works again. Is there a fix for this or can I repair explorer.exe?
     
    KieranMoroney, Oct 7, 2015
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  3. Windows 10 not working!!!

    This also have the same issue on a HP 630 laptop. It only occurs when the wireless adaptor is switched on. If it is off, then windows functions OK after restarting. When starting explorer the error for explorer.exe is Class not registered. I have updated
    the wireless adaptor to the latest version, this has not helped.
     
    Software_dude, Oct 7, 2015
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  4. Keep on having to restart Explorer.exe after switching displays

    A little update. It is ONLY when google chrome is up or opened. With anything else, I do not have this issue, i can switch windows to something else, lets say notepad for an example and the start menu will show. The second I switch back to chrome..... I have tried firefox, Edge, other programs and after I switch back the display via the HDMI switch the start menu shows when I put the mouse cursor at the bottom of the screen. But when I use google chrome. I need to restart explorer. I might switch back to firefox.
     
    richphotos, Oct 9, 2015
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