Windows 10: Windows Start button does nothing

Discus and support Windows Start button does nothing in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; When I click on the Windows start button bottom left or if I press the windows start button key on the keyboard nothing happens... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by RickBylina, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Windows Start button does nothing


    When I click on the Windows start button bottom left or if I press the windows start button key on the keyboard nothing happens

    :)
     
    RickBylina, Feb 28, 2021
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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, Feb 28, 2021
    #2
  3. twiggs462 Win User
    Start Button Not Working?


    What steps should be taken to diagnose a Windows 10 start button not working?
     
    twiggs462, Feb 28, 2021
    #3
  4. hellrazor Win User

    Windows Start button does nothing

    Change the start button picture AKA How to screw Windows up: The Complicated Way

    This should (in theory) change the start button, but here goes anyways. I did (or didn't, whatever you want to call it) do this on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

    Step 1: Get artsy
    Make a sweet picture of a nuclear trefoil from the Duke Nukem website.

    Step 2: Rambo, I choose you!
    Grab ResEdit x64, attempt to assume control of C:\Windows, and Explorer.exe - I apparently had trouble doing this right. Plan B: Copy Explorer.exe elsewhere.

    Step 3: Take the safety off
    Open new Explorer.exe with ResEdit, delete pictures 6801, 6805, and 6809, add the sweet trefoil 3 times (interesting...), rename one picture to 6801, the next to 6805, the last to 6809 (making sure that each of them are "English (United States)"). Save. Don't attempt to run the new Explorer.exe to see if it works.

    Step 4: Pop a few shots
    Attempt to write over the original Explorer.exe.

    Step 5: Miss
    Windows says I have to get permission to do that.

    Step 6: Grab a bigger gun
    Pop into Linux, teach Windows a thing or two.

    Step 7: Complain about the giant hole in your forehead
    Start Windows, around this time you should be greeted by a black screen and a message that says that Explorer.exe has crashed; if not, you are unlucky *Smile Windows Start button does nothing :)

    Step 8: Grab a band-aid
    Curse like a sailor. Pop back into Linux, notice that there are Explorer.exe.1 and Explorer.exe.2 in the Windows folder. Delete FUBARed Explorer.exe, rename Explorer.exe.2 to Explorer.exe.

    All in all, nothing was lost. If anybody knows how to do it correctly, do tell.
     
    hellrazor, Feb 28, 2021
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