Windows 10: Taskbar Items Not working

  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1

    Taskbar Items Not working


    Start, Search items won't open from the taskbar. Clicking on Start or search results in the busy icon showing for less that a second and nothing else happens!

    Tried restarting explorer - no joy.
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  2.    05 Aug 2015 #2

    Well now it's happening on another machine! This has been an issue, it seems, for sometime with Win 10 and it's still not resolved anywhere that I can find.....this sux!
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  3.    11 Aug 2015 #3

    I have the same problem. Nothing launches when selected from the taskbar; not even the start menu. I've rebooted....killed the explorer....and nothing works. This is very frustrating!
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  4.    12 Aug 2015 #4

    I have three Dells (2 Desk & 1 Lap). Had upgraded to Win10 from 8.1 on or about Aug. 1. Yesterday Win10 did update KB3081436 on 1 Desk and Lap, after which the Taskbar icons for Start, Search and New Notifications still appear in Taskbar, but do not open. With this, cannot access Settings, Action Center, Windows Update, Search, etc.

    The 3rd Dell Desk had not yet installed the KB and the icons still worked. I went ahead and installed KB3081436 on 3rd Dell, and now have the same problem with icons not working.

    I uninstalled the KB in the Dell Lap, rebooted, and the icons still do not work. Ran sfc /scannow, dism /online /cleanup-image /restore health (and checkhealth), and no issues reported. I then did a manual download and install of the

    Also ran Fix Problems with Windows Update, System Maintenance, MalwareBytes.

    So, I narrowed it to the KB3081436 update of Aug. 11 when the problem started.

    Dear Mr. Gates and oh mighty program effects lady, please do I have one number right? And even if you issue another grand update, how am I to get it and install it if I cannot access Windows Update? Why did “uninstall” of the KB3081436 not restore the icons to original state?

    Thank you.
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  5.    19 Aug 2015 #5

    usgroupie said: View Post
    I have three Dells (2 Desk & 1 Lap). Had upgraded to Win10 from 8.1 on or about Aug. 1. Yesterday Win10 did update KB3081436 on 1 Desk and Lap, after which the Taskbar icons for Start, Search and New Notifications still appear in Taskbar, but do not open. With this, cannot access Settings, Action Center, Windows Update, Search, etc.

    The 3rd Dell Desk had not yet installed the KB and the icons still worked. I went ahead and installed KB3081436 on 3rd Dell, and now have the same problem with icons not working.

    I uninstalled the KB in the Dell Lap, rebooted, and the icons still do not work. Ran sfc /scannow, dism /online /cleanup-image /restore health (and checkhealth), and no issues reported. I then did a manual download and install of the

    Also ran Fix Problems with Windows Update, System Maintenance, MalwareBytes.

    So, I narrowed it to the KB3081436 update of Aug. 11 when the problem started.

    Dear Mr. Gates and oh mighty program effects lady, please do I have one number right? And even if you issue another grand update, how am I to get it and install it if I cannot access Windows Update? Why did “uninstall” of the KB3081436 not restore the icons to original state?

    Thank you.
    My problems started with this same update as well. The action center, settings, windows update, cortana, etc. all do not work as should or do not work at all in some cases. I can't even change between my 2.4 and 5.0 wifi channels anymore. I regret upgrading to win 10 within the first 3 months. I knew I should have let a few months go by before adopting it. We are the true beta testers.
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