Let’s explain to you what can you do when the home button doesn’t work of Windows 11. It is not an error that usually happens regularly, but it may happen to you on occasion, and it is always good to have some solutions on hand to try to fix it.
Let’s try to make this article simple, and we will summarizing each of the things you can do to try to solve it. This way, you can do quick tests and see if you can fix it.
Restart the computer
This is the test that we all have to do out of inertia when something fails in Windows. Most errors are specific, and the operating system usually fixes them automatically when restarting the computer. Therefore, the first thing before touching anything else should be to restart your PC.
Show hidden taskbar
It may be the case that the only problem is that you have accidentally hidden the taskbar, and the Start button is not visible. You can check if this is the case by pressing the Windows button. If when you press it, the taskbar appears and the start menu opens, it is possible that the bar is simply hidden.
To show it again press the buttons Windows + I to enter Windows settings. Inside, go to option Taskbar within the section Personalization. Here, open Taskbar behavior and deactivate the option Automatically hide the taskbar.
Restart Windows Explorer
Another possible solution is restart Windows Explorer, which may have been stuck by some process and not allowing you to use the start menu. To do this, press at the same time Control + Shift + Escape, which will take you to the Windows task manager. If you don’t see anything inside, click More details.
Once inside the task manager, go to the tab Processes. In this tab you have a list of processes. In it, go to the section Windows processes, select the one Windows Explorer and click on Restart up to the right. Windows will restart Explorer in a process that will take a few seconds, and will cause the taskbar and Start menu to reset.
Check for updates
Another option is check for windows updates, in case it is a bug or incompatibility that has already been solved. To do this, you just have to follow the steps of updating Windows 11 to its latest version, something you can do from the section Windows Update within Windows settings.
If this is not enough, you can update the Windows 11 drivers. Thus, if the conflict is being created by a complete driver, you will also be able to solve it. You can do this from the option of Optional updateswithin the advanced options of the section Windows Update within Windows settings.
If all this fails
If these options don’t work, it could be because of two things. If the solutions fail and Windows does not allow you to restart or update, you must make sure be using an account with administrator permissionsor just create a new one that has them.
And if this is not enough, then the error is serious and you will have to reset Windows 11 to their factory values. To do so, follow our guide on how to reset Windows 11.