How to fix the Windows 11 Start menu unresponsive problem

The Start menu on Windows 11 differs from the Start menu on Windows 10 in many ways but one thing they both have in common is that they don’t always work. The Start menu on Windows 11 sometimes becomes unresponsive or ‘showers’ ie, it opens and closes quickly when users press the Start button.

Windows 11 Start Menu

Fix Windows 11 Start unresponsive table

The unresponsive starting plate is probably a fluke. If you leave your system on all the time, some processes can lie down and go into a state of error. Restarting your system is important. If the problem persists, go through the solutions below.

1. Restart the Start process

The Start menu is a process in itself from Windows 10. It restarts and can fix the problem.

  1. Tap on the Shortcut Win + R keyboard to open the run box.
  2. In the run box, enter taskmgr.exe in the run box and press Enter to open the task manager.
  3. Go to Process tabs.
  4. Select the Start-up process and click on the Task end button at the bottom right.
  5. The process will start again in a few seconds.

2. Edit the table

Microsoft has a solution for this problem but it goes back to when Windows 11 was in beta. It may work if you still see the problem on the stable version of Windows 11.

  1. Open Promptly forward with administrative rights.
  2. Run this command: reg delete HKCUSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionIrisService /f && shutdown -r -t 0
  3. Do system restart and the problem should be solved.

3. Upgrade graphics driver

Users of the stable version of Windows 11 who have an unresponsive menu have fixed the problem by updating the graphics driver.

  1. Open Device manager.
  2. Expand Display adapters.
  3. Right-click on the onboard graphics card and select Driver Update.
  4. Search online for driver updates.
  5. Install the driver updates available and restart the system.

4. Install Windows updates

Windows 11 users have fixed the unresponsive Start menu by installing update KB5006746. It is available through Windows Updates so all you have to do is check for updates and install KB5006746 if it is available.

  1. Open the Configuration application with keyboard shortcut Win + I.
  2. go to Windows Update.
  3. Check for updates.
  4. Download and install the Update KB5006746.
  5. Restart the system.


The Start menu is much more stable on Windows 11 compared to when Windows 10 was first released. For most people, updating the graphics driver or installing the mentioned update will solve the problem. If all else fails, you can create a new user account and it will have a start menu.

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