Windows 10: Taskbar doesn't work Solved

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  1.    17 Feb 2018 #1

    Taskbar doesn't work


    Hello,
    today after booting up my PC I noticed that my taskbar would overlap with the YouTube video I was watching.
    At first I thought that i could just fix it by restarting the Explorer using the Task Manager, but after that didn't work, I just restarted my computer. That also didn't work. After a quick google search I saw that I could try something with the Taskbar-Settings, but they didnt open. I also can't use the windows key (both on my keyboard and the task bar).
    I really have no idea on how to fix it and any help is really appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 412
    Windows 10 Home x64
       17 Feb 2018 #2

    Welcome to tenforums firephoenix :)

    Open settings (the gear icon) either from the taskbar or the start menu, click Personalization > Taskbar (on the side menu) this opens the settings for the taskbar.

    There are probably a dozen or more settings, you should be able to find what you're looking for there.

    Good luck :)
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  3.    17 Feb 2018 #3

    CmmTch said: View Post
    Welcome to tenforums firephoenix :)

    Open settings (the gear icon) either from the taskbar or the start menu, click Personalization > Taskbar (on the side menu) this opens the settings for the taskbar.

    There are probably a dozen or more settings, you should be able to find what you're looking for there.

    Good luck :)
    Thats the problem. The windows icon doesnt work, so I cant open the Start Menu
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  4. Posts : 412
    Windows 10 Home x64
       17 Feb 2018 #4

    Sorry 'bout that, I misunderstood and thought the taskbar was what you couldn't get to Didn't realize the Start button was having problems too.

    Try this, on the desktop do a right click, then select personalize on the menu box that appears. That should bring up the settings box.
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  5.    17 Feb 2018 #5

    Tried that, anything settings related doesn't seem to work
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  6. Posts : 8,033
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Feb 2018 #6

    firephoenix said: View Post
    Thats the problem. The windows icon doesnt work, so I cant open the Start Menu
    Does WinKey+R bring up the Run box? If so, run ms-settings:taskbar to get the Taskbar settings, or just ms-settings: to get the Settings home page.

    If you can get a command prompt you can also open Settings with the command start ms-settings:
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  7.    17 Feb 2018 #7

    I can get the run window, but it still doesn't start
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  8.    18 Feb 2018 #8

    Update: After looking into taskmanager i found a window telling me an error-number: dateisystemfehler -2147219200
    Last edited by firephoenix; 18 Feb 2018 at 10:47.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    18 Feb 2018 #9

    According to my knowledge of German, this translates in "file system error" and with that error code, I found this answers.MS.com thread "File system error." Looks like you want to try checking your system files for corruption. The best way to do this is to run the system file checker and/or DISM, as follows (in an admin command prompt window or PowerShell (Admin) session).

    First, try this DISM command which simply checks your Component Store for errors:
    Code:
    dism /online /cleanup-image /checkhealth
    This runs quickly and will let you know if it finds anything.

    Next, try this command to see if the system file checker finds anything wrong with your Windows system files:
    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    Warning! This can take some time to complete, so be patient. If it finds anything, most experts recommend that it be run THREE TIMES (so, two more times after the first run) to completely clean things up.

    The heavy artillery is DISM cleanup:
    Code:
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    This, too, takes a while. Sometimes this will throw errors because DISM can't find the files it needs to replace damaged component store elements locally. In that case you'll need to re-run the command and add the /source attribute to point to a known, good, working .wim or .esd file for the current version of Windows you have installed (must match for bittedness [32 or 64-bit], language, and version [Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education]). This is well-covered in Brink's excellent tutorial: "Use DISM to Repair Windows 10."
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  10.    18 Feb 2018 #10

    Is there any way to open PowerShell with the run window? I cant open it with the start menu, because that doesnt work
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