MATLAB is running, but the user interface is not responding to clicks
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The last time I used MATLAB was around two weeks ago. Today I wanted to use it again and MATLAB starts up without any error messages, but the GUI is completely frozen. If I hover over buttons with the mouse, the appearance of the buttons does not change. If I click a button, nothing happens. I cannot create a new script or type something into the command window. If I resize the MATLAB window with the button in the top right, some of the window content gets black. If I try to close MATLAB with the X-button in the top right corner, MATLAB is not responding. I have to kill the process using Task-Manager in order to close MATLAB.
The only thing that changed in my configuration in the past two weeks was the installation of Rainmeter. I uninstalled Rainmeter and deleted all of the files associated with it, but that did not fix the problem. I also tried starting MATLAB with the -softwareopengl parameter, but the problem still persists.
I checked Windows update and it turns out that a driver update (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - System - 220.127.116.11) and several of the usual windows updates were installed in the past two weeks. I tried uninstalling the driver update, but Windows tells me that I cannot uninstall this update.
- AMD Ryzen 5 6600U with Radeon Graphics
- 16 GB RAM
- Windows 11 64-Bit 22H2
Are there any logfiles which I can check to find the cause of the problem?
Any help or ideas to fix the problem would be appreciated. I attached a .zip-file with a short video which showcases the problem.
Bala Tripura Bodapati on 23 Nov 2022
It is my understanding that on launching MATLAB the User Interface is unresponsive and is freezing in both MATLAB R2022a and R2022b versions.
MATLAB freezing upon launch could be due to a number of issues. The first step I would suggest is clearing the preferences directory. Once you regenerate preferences, try launching MATLAB.
Refer the How do I regenerate my MATLAB preferences? answer for regenerating the preferences.
If this does not resolve the issue, I would suggest trying the troubleshooting steps outlined below:
If the above troubleshooting steps does not resolve the issue, try the troubleshooting steps outlined below: