1.    15 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 10

    common problem - start menu, taskbar, system tray etc not working


    I know its a common problem with 10 but here is a list of my problems that occurred a few days after upgrading to windows 10.

    start menu isn't accessible (unless i download classic shell)
    task bar isn't accessible
    system tray isn't accessible - i can't even open the clock or volume control!
    edge has vanished
    cortana is non-existent
    app store is not accessible

    there are various solutions out there i know - i have tried every one i could find but to no avail. these include:

    creating a new user - doesn't allow it.

    powershell (as admin) - this command: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} - does nothing

    performing sfc /scannow - no integrity violations

    removing various anti-virus and anti-spyware software packages - does nothing

    applying the batch file of win 10 default services - says access is denied for each item.

    msconfig - booted in safe mode etc

    Error 67758 - fixing this finds no problem detected

    Please help!!
    Last edited by ahjohnson; 15 Nov 2015 at 09:43.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    15 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 3,549
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    hello, I would restore back ,go to all setting and update and security ,and then recovery ,and then reset this pc , saving all you stuff .that's what I would do if I ever have a upgrade that didn't work correctly,
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    15 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    thanks, i've thought about doing this but noticed it'd remove apps such as:

    dell touchpad
    dw wlan card utility
    intel management engine components

    i'd be worried about not being able to restore them, not sure if i have original discs!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    15 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10 64-bit

    Most of those should be available online, either trough googling your computer name and finding the drivers on your brands website, or going to the official sites (dell, intel). I had this same dreaded bug for over a month when I used win10. No start menu, or the menus you are missing. I also got some other bugs like slow windows functions (right click in some folders, Win-E would take forever) and sometimes even completely black screen on startup.

    After the 3rd clean install, I told myself if it happened again I would be done with the OS for now. Sure as clockwork it happened two weeks later, and I got rid of it. Just be prepared that this might happen to you as well, no amount of clean installs, or fixes was able to fix my OS completely, but ever since I went back to win 7, everything has been perfect again.

    Edit: So after reading up on some news about this issue, it seems like it might be connected to dropbox of all things. Do you have it installed? Try uninstalling it and see if that fixes anything after a reboot.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    15 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for that stigus. May go and do that later then. It's a tricky one because the computer is still functioning well other than the issues I listed.

    As for Dropbox, no I have never even used it before.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows 10 Start Menu, metro apps, and taskbar icons not working
I have upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 and been using it for the last week now with no problems. Today, during a mandatory update my pc went blue screen and said it had to restart. Once it restarted it updated and booted fine. However after the...
General Support
32 bit common dialogs not working on 64 bit os
Running windows 10 64. Common dialogs on 32 bit applications do not work/appear. First i thought there was only a problem with chrome, save dialog do not work/appear and i cannot download anything, unless you config chrome for autodownload. Then i...
General Support
Lost some file associations + Start Menu and Tray icons not opening
I do not know what happened, but I lost some file associations, such as opening .torrent files and magnetic links with utorrent and text files (.ini, .txt etc.) with Notepad++. Additionally, Start Menu and tray options, such as volume slider and...
General Support
Tray Icons and Windows Start button stops working.
The Tray icons and Windows start button stop working at random times, when this happens nothing shows up when i click the icons. Does anyone know a fix for this issue?
General Support
Solved Settings, Start Menu, Store and tray icons are not working (again)
I've recently created a thread stating that Start Menu, Settings and everything on taskbar were not working (such as volume control and wi-fi networks). I reinstalled Windows (clean install) and it was good again until today, when it started again....
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:56.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums