Windows 10: Windows 10 won't allow me to use Taskbar/Start Menu

  1.    24 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 won't allow me to use Taskbar/Start Menu

    This probably has nothing to do with the problem, but I was rearranging some stuff on the Start Menu and Taskbar before it started. So, basically, when I try to hover over the Taskbar, the mouse simply switches to the "loading" animation and won't let me open any pinned programs or open the Start Menu. If I try spamming the Start button on the taskbar, it opens sometimes but closes after a split second, before I can do anything. The same happens with right click menus on the desktop, they instantly disappear. The screen goes black every few seconds. I can still open desktop programs, though they don't seem to be useful. When I open programs, they seem to be exempt from these effects, excluding the fact that most programs are automatically closed. I admittedly do not have much knowledge of computers. I tried most things that came to mind. None worked, of course. I tried doing multiple forced resets, removing the battery, made a useless attempt at resetting the normal way, I tried scanning the registry for issues with CCleaner, I tried getting towards the Control Panel via the right click menu, but it automatically closed. I also tried using Powershell but it took me like an hour just to open it and wasn't of much help either. And lastly I tried ending tasks on the Task Manager, but that just made the entire screen black, so thats great. I can still use the Internet so thats pretty great I guess. But Google didn't help, so I still have no idea how to fix it.
    Please help.
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  2. Posts : 37
    windows 7, 8.0, and Ubuntu multi-boot laptop / 10 on Surface tblt
       25 Nov 2015 #2

    Hello. If you have a Command Prompt icon on your desktop, then open it in Administrator mode and run:

    scf /scannow,

    then run the dism command...
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Plse see this article for for details:

    Hint: Back up your data first, just to be safe.
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  3. Posts : 37
    windows 7, 8.0, and Ubuntu multi-boot laptop / 10 on Surface tblt
       25 Nov 2015 #3

    If Command Prompt is needed

    If you do Not have a command prompt icon available on your desktop, you can make one by:
    • right-mouse click on the desktop
    • new
    • shortcut
    • in "type the location of the item", paste: %windir%\system32\cmd.exe
    • click the Next button
    • finish button

    To open the command prompt in Administrator mode, right-mouse click on the icon, then click on the little context menu that is displayed.

    hope that helps

    God Bless
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  4. Edward's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit/ Linux Mint Cinnamon 19
       25 Nov 2015 #4

    Try Sfc/scannow in CMD
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  5.    25 Nov 2015 #5

    i still have the same effect however, its random as it can get, once a week, once a month or so. reboot helps. WIN+L for logout and then just restart the computer.

    SFC /scannow etc never helped with that case so i just decided to live with it
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