Windows 10 After Sleep or Lock Windows Explorer does not work.

I generally access my PC multiple times throughout the day, so I like to Lock it or put it in Sleep mode. On occasion, the Windows Explorer (if its still called that) does not function after I awaken or unlock my PC. Neither clicking on the button nor pressing the Windows key does anything. I can access limited settings via CTL+ALT+Delete, and going through some right clicking hoops, but I can't do all the file management I would like to do. As such, some of the basic Windows apps fail to open and launch, such as opening a photo, the app crashes on a launch timeout. So my question is there a fix out there for this except for my roundabout Restart/Shutdown and reboot method? Thanks.


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if you pop into the advanced power settings via the control panel make sure 'hybrid sleep' is enabled. I'm not sure if this will help but it's worth a try I guess?

Hey, thanks for the suggestion. As far as I can figure, hybrid sleep, or something similar is already enabled.

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