Start button and other icons in task bar will not open


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    Start button and other icons in task bar will not open


    I downloaded Windows 10 several hours ago. Nothing in the lower task bar will open. When I left click on the start button, nothing happen. When I right click, I get a menu but nothing will open. When I click in the "Search" area, no cursor appears. I don't know how to get to my pictures or documents.

    Why is my start button (or anything else in lower task bar) not working?

    Also - I use Avast security protection. Since I downloaded Windows 10, my firewall is turned off with Avast. I clicked a button to turn it on, but I am not being allowed to do so. Do I need to change something in the Windows 10 settings. First I need to learn how to pull up the settings since the start button is not working.

    Thanks.
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
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    Make sure that Avast! is updated to its latest version.

    And have you tried restarting. That may fix a weird problem like this. After restarting, if the buttons are fixed, make sure that Windows is up-to-date by checking for updates in Windows Update!

    If you don't feel like restarting the computer, restarting Windows Explorer may help. (these instructions are for 8, but ignore that) Restart the Windows Explorer Process in Windows 8
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