Windows 11 users were unpleasantly surprised to see their Start menu disappear when they installed the latest update. Indeed, on versions of the operating system KB5015882 and KB5015814, it is impossible to display the menu either with the mouse or with the Windows key on the keyboard. Microsoft has released an emergency patch.
If you have downloaded the latest Windows 11 update, you may be experiencing issues with the taskbar. In particular, with the Start menu, which apparently refuses to appear on some computers. Indeed, many users have reported that they cannot display the menu after updating to Windows 11 version KB5015882 or KB5015814.
However, this premiere introduced a new feature in the taskbar, namely the ability to filter urgent notifications even when the Concentration Assistant is activated. Thus, the Start menu error could have been caused by this novelty, although Microsoft does not confirm this hypothesis. In any case, the situation is somewhat ironic considering that this latest update fixes a bug that caused File Explorer to become unresponsive.
Here’s how to fix the Windows 11 start menu disappear error
Luckily, Microsoft didn’t take long to arrive. In its latest blog post, the publisher confirms that there is an issue with its latest update that affects “a small number of devices.” The latter reports that a hotfix is being rolled out to affected users. In fact, it may take up to 24 hours for it to be available for download.
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If you don’t want to wait that long, which is understandable given the crucial role of the Start menu, fortunately there is another solution. Indeed, you can also follow this link to download the update directly. Then just run the file, wait for the update to install and restart your computer. The problem should then be fixed.