Hi, this has been happening intermittently for the past few weeks and I cannot get to the root of the issue.
Occasionally after waking my laptop from sleep, every task related to Windows Explorer will be in a frozen state.
Things that I discovered that will always be in a frozen state:
- Toolbar doesn't work
- Desktop icons don't work
- Occasionally the Win 10 start screen will be on screen when I wake the laptop, I can move the tiles, but clicking on them have no effect at all
- Manually activating Windows Explorer via Win+E doesn't work
I found out that manually restarting Windows Explorer via the Task Manager (activated via Ctrl-Alt-Delete) will immediately resolve the issue. I can also Alt-Tab around the currently running applications as well.
After a random amount of time between 20sec (fastest) to 2-3minutes (slowest), the symptoms will disappear and all will be back to normal.
Strange.. I will greatly appreciate any help in this matter