Can't click Start Menu?

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
September 19, 2020 at 22:49:22
Specs: Windows 10, 3.70 gigahertz Intel Core i5-9600K/16 GB RAM
Ok, I just got done building a new PC. MSI motherboard with a 9th gen i5 processor. I took some parts from my old pc... the video card, memory, and the hard drives... (from an Asus pre-built PC that had a 6th generation i7.) I've had that PC for years. (I wanted to add a pci express card to it... I thought it had slots... I opened the case a week ago and noticed it didn't... which started me down this path of upgrading/building a new PC so I would have PCI Express slots.) So, it already had Windows 10 installed. It booted up just fine. So, I didn't reload the OS. I have installed all of the MSI drivers and software. With the new cases, I guess it's not common these days to put a dvd-rom in them? I guess that's what I'm guessing. (It's been probably 10 years since I built a computer last. Things have changed.) Most cases don't have the 5 1/4 front slots in them anymore. The one I bought didn't have one. Well, to load the motherboard's drivers, I had a USB CD rom sitting around. I plugged it in and started loading the software. I don't know if it was coincidence, but as it was reading the CD, I noticed I couldn't click the start menu. I can right click it and it does display the context menu. I can click the task bar. I just can't open the start menu. After the software loaded, I rebooted my PC so my start menu would work again. The next time I went to use the CD-Rom, I had the same issue. I just figured it's something weird with the CD Rom. But, a few minutes ago, it just did it again and I wasn't using the CD Rom. I logged out and back in and it's working again. Don't know if anyone has any suggestions.

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September 20, 2020 at 17:05:28
Do a "Restart" (rather than a shut down and start up again). This can clear hangups.

It might stop doing it with time if you are lucky.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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