A very strange thing has happened to me. After installing a Windows update, my start button is no longer working. If I try to click it, use the Windows key on my keyboard or do Ctrl+Esc, a message pops up saying "Windows Explorer has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem...".
However, I can open Windows Explorer just fine from the taskbar, I can't use its incorporated search bar though.
I have tried using the sfc /scannow command in an elevated command prompt multiple times now, but even though it finds errors, it can not repair them.(I actually had to download a pre-made shortcut for the command prompt, since I couldn't use the start button).
Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this problem?
A lot of computer-related problems I've had lately have fixed themselves for no apparent reason... I guess it's better than if they didn't.. then I'd have to do something about it instead of perpetually ignoring the problem unless it directly affects my ability to play video games