Taskbar/Start button not working! Solved

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  1.    09 Sep 2015 #21

    this does work

    Try this - it does work ( for me, at least) !

    FIX - Windows 10 Taskbar Not Functioning - Microsoft Community
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       12 Sep 2015 #22

    neumc said: View Post
    Thanks Aveyo!
    That fix worked for me.
    Would like to know what was causing it. Did you spend anytime figuring out what service it was?
    No. But if you look at the powershell thinghy posted above, it warns about having windows firewall service on for it to work. I don't think is that one, but one of it's dependencies.
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  3.    17 Sep 2015 #23

    Forget everything else... Do this.

    Okay I have tried running commands in powershell , only works until the next reboot.
    Mucked around in the registry trying to manually set permissions, same scenario.
    Your user profile works in Safe Mode, but what's the point?

    The main issue is in regards to permissions tied directly to the user profile all files and processes
    associated thereto. Instead of trying to manually go through everything and potentially add
    to an already frustrating situation run software that can actually address these issues.

    Tweaking.com - Windows Repair

    Tried Windows-repair-aio portable , free version and it worked!
    Rebooted several times and yet cortana and start menu all functioning the way it should.

    I really suggest buying this , just because they actually made something that works :)


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       17 Sep 2015 #24

    AlexB95 said: View Post
    I have Window 10, just upgraded it was working great I turned my computer off and went to bed last night. Today I turn it on and now when I click the start button or windows key. The mouse just looks like it is loading, the taskbar flashes, and nothing comes up. I'm not able to use the Search Bar, however I can click my apps that are pinned to the Taskbar to open them. I can't right click on them tho to do anything with. I have tried to restart Explorer. It did nothing Also something else I think might be worth adding. I had Microsoft Edge pinned to taskbar when I turned my computer on and tried to open it is when all of this started. The Icon of Edge went black and then just removed it self from my Taskbar. Now nothing works. Can anyone help me!
    Ya know, once again this sounds like aftermath of the Horrid KB3081444 update, which did a lot of the same things on my system, mostly the flickering and flashing. Check your updates, remove 1444 and any other update numbered from 1441 to 1455
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  5.    22 Sep 2015 #25

    George8 said: View Post
    Try this - it does work ( for me, at least) !

    FIX - Windows 10 Taskbar Not Functioning - Microsoft Community
    That's exactly what worked for me
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  6.    23 Sep 2015 #26

    I did the following and created an account "admin123" it now works. My questions are:
    How do I migrate my current info to the new account?
    How do I change the name of the new account after I created it, or do I have to create another new one? What if I want to use the name of my current account?
    How do I delete user accounts?
    Whatever it is that makes this work when creating a new account - isn't there an easy way to edit the current account to fix this, aside from all of the other suggestions in this thread, none of which worked for me?

    • Press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Escape] to start Task Manager.
    • Click File -> Run new task.
    • Type "cmd" into the Run dialog, tick Create this task with administrative privileges and click [OK].
    • A command prompt window should open.
    • Type/copy the following text and press [Enter]: net user Admin123 MyPassword /add
    • Type/copy the following text and press [Enter]: net localgroup Administrators Admin123 /add
    • Log off and login to the new Admin123 account. If it works correctly, you can migrate your data to the new user account. You are welcome to replace "Admin123" with your username of choice (just enclose it in quotes if it has a space, and be sure to use the same name in both commands). The login password will be "MyPassword". You can easily change it later.
    • Log off
    • Log on on new account
    • done *
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  7.    29 Sep 2015 #27

    I'm really hoping someone can help me out. No start button, no volume control, the message box next to the volume control not working, MS Edge no go... I have tried

    1. The powershell "fix" as admin
    2. The batch file (says access denied)
    3. The SFC /scannow command
    4. Create a new user account - It won't let me (says it can't sign into MS Family right now)
    5. Sacrificed a chicken (OK, it was a chicken nugget)
    6. Uninstalled updates so the "newest" is KB3081452
    7. Switched to tablet mode & back

    When I try to click the start button, it turns from white to blue and nothing happens. I'm about to pull what's left of my hair out, any other ideas/fixes?
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  8.    29 Sep 2015 #28

    Make sure the firewall service is running. Mine was disabled and that was doing it.
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  9.    30 Sep 2015 #29

    neumc said: View Post
    Make sure the firewall service is running. Mine was disabled and that was doing it.
    Did that, still no go. I was able to create a new account as listed above, but still no go. I finally did a system restore back to Sept. 5 and that did the trick, at the expense of Steam & Adobe Creative Cloud needing to be redone. Now I'm worried about allowing MS to update Windows 10. I hope they get their ____ together.
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       30 Sep 2015 #30

    Marcdxn said: View Post
    Open command prompt

    To do this try doing the followimg:

    Press windows key and S and type cmd
    In command prompt type SFC /scannow

    Press enter and let it scan for missing or corrupt files and reboot when it finishes

    You could also try last known good configuration at boot up
    Good Idea, and I have been rebooting about every 3-4 days - mostly just to give it a chance to go check out everything and go start again. all is fine..
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