Windows 10: Taskbar/Start button not working!

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  1.    28 Nov 2015 #51

    AveYo said: View Post
    I have experienced this after messing with Windows services and packages via dism.
    Undoing changes did bring the functionality back.

    I have attached a batch file to reset all services (and optionally device drivers) to defaults.
    Coupled with the solution posted above by flhthemi, should fix most cases.
    I ran your software, but everything turned up failed, and ACCESS DENIED. What should I do?
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  2.    15 Dec 2015 #52

    AveYo said: View Post
    I have experienced this after messing with Windows services and packages via dism.
    Undoing changes did bring the functionality back.

    I have attached a batch file to reset all services (and optionally device drivers) to defaults.
    Coupled with the solution posted above by flhthemi, should fix most cases.
    Thank you very much good Sir. I thought i would have to reset my computer. Really appreciate it.

    BAT-file should solve any taskbar or Windows button-related problems.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    15 Dec 2015 #53

    Are there any new updates to issues for this fix?
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  4.    18 Dec 2015 #54

    batch file didn't work for me either.
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  5.    18 Dec 2015 #55

    ianh82 said: View Post
    batch file didn't work for me either.
    It is amazing to me that this problem is so prevolent, can be fixed so many different ways, and yet is still happening to people. Pretty sad...
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Core (10.0.10586.36)
       19 Dec 2015 #56

    I have a Windows 10 laptop (upgraded from Windows 8) and everything is working ok on my account. I created a 2nd "family" account/sign-in for my Dad and when logging into his part of my laptop the start button & task bar does not work. Only the desktop icons are clickable. Not even clicking the clock in the lower right corner pops up the time & calendar. I'm completely incapable of accessing settings, file explorer, apps, etc from his account, but every thing is working fine on my side. I have his account/sign-in as "administrator" but still not working. (I've tried the PowerShell remedy & .bat file remedy suggested on this thread to no avail, please help).
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  7.    19 Dec 2015 #57

    AveYo said: View Post
    I have experienced this after messing with Windows services and packages via dism.
    Undoing changes did bring the functionality back.

    I have attached a batch file to reset all services (and optionally device drivers) to defaults.
    Coupled with the solution posted above by flhthemi, should fix most cases.
    Be careful with this fix. I tried it and ended up with no internet connection AND start bar still not fixed, so I couldn't get into adding back my internet settings.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    22 Dec 2015 #58

    Go to Safe Mode


    This seems to be a very common problem - nearly everyone I know with Windows 10 has experienced it at least once.

    The solution I've always found works:

    Use Safe Mode. You probably can't enter safe mode with the old fashioned method of pressing F8 during boot - instead, from your desktop, press Windows Key/R > type 'msconfig' . click 'OK', select second tab 'Boot', tick 'Safe Boot', click 'OK' and restart.

    Your computer will restart in Safe Mode (with Start button and taskbar working) - now repeat the procedure above but untick 'Safe Boot'.

    Hopefully you're back to normal!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    22 Dec 2015 #59

    johnatg said: View Post
    This seems to be a very common problem - nearly everyone I know with Windows 10 has experienced it at least once.

    The solution I've always found works:

    Use Safe Mode. You probably can't enter safe mode with the old fashioned method of pressing F8 during boot - instead, from your desktop, press Windows Key/R > type 'msconfig' . click 'OK', select second tab 'Boot', tick 'Safe Boot', click 'OK' and restart.

    Your computer will restart in Safe Mode (with Start button and taskbar working) - now repeat the procedure above but untick 'Safe Boot'.

    Hopefully you're back to normal!
    Sadly, no dice for me Taskbar/Start button not working!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 52
    Win10 Home v.1607 Build 14393.693
       22 Dec 2015 #60

    I'm new so don't know if it's OK to mention another forum but here goes.

    The Moderator of the Microsoft Community forum covering this aspect alerted users to the problem ELEVEN weeks ago but still Microsoft have been unable to sort it out. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-c4d6df0544ac

    There are many threads here on this problem but I'd like to ask in this thread is this blasted problem only affecting PCs upgraded to Win10 from Win7/8 or is it affecting new Win10 PCs? If it is, I'll be hacked off having just bought a new Win10 laptop. "Not fit for purpose" = should not have been offered for sale, perhaps. I'll check that out later!
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