Windows 10: Taskbar not working after update

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  1.    15 Dec 2015 #1

    Taskbar not working after update


    Hi, I have an HP Pavillion laptop that came with windows 8.1, but I have upgraded to windows 10. I upgraded on launch day and everything was fine. I went out and left my computer on, when I came back, my computer was updating in a cool sci-fi looking gui, big percentage sign, categories with their own percentages, etc. Now my taskbar doesn't work.

    When I look at my taskbar as I write this, I see (From left to right)
    My Windows Logo, Cortana's "Ask my anything" and microphone. Task View, giant gap, my steam task menu icon, and my touch keyboard. Nothing but the steam and touch keyboard icons are interactive, and I have several things pinned on my taskbar, like my clock and google chrome. That aren't visible.

    Please help, I am not able to run some programs because I don't know the directory to run them from their folder.

    Thanks, :-)
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  2. Posts : 871
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       15 Dec 2015 #2

    Hi,
    Welcome to the forums, try sfc /scannow command:SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums, option three in this tutorial.
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  3.    15 Dec 2015 #3

    brummyfan said: View Post
    Hi,
    Welcome to the forums, try sfc /scannow command:SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums, option three in this tutorial.
    How do i run a command prompt in admin mode, if I can't access my start menu. I've tried Win+R but it doesn't run admin'd mode. So it denied me access.
    Found a better way than the one reccomended to me.
    Ctrl+Shift+Esc > Command Prompt > File > Run New Task > type cmd > Check the elevated privileges box.
    Last edited by MattHellstrands; 15 Dec 2015 at 21:09.
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  4.    15 Dec 2015 #4

    brummyfan said: View Post
    Hi,
    Welcome to the forums, try sfc /scannow command:SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums, option three in this tutorial.
    Did it. Got this as a result

    Verification 64% complete.
    Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
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  5. davidhk's Avatar
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       15 Dec 2015 #5

    MattHellstrands,

    How to access elevated command prompt.................
    Restart your computer > when you come to the sign in screen, do NOT sign in .
    Bottom right is a Power icon. Left click at it will give you Restart.
    Press SHIFT key and Hold > click Restart > click Troubleshoot > click Advanced options > select Command Prompt.
    That is your Administrator command prompt.
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  6.    16 Dec 2015 #6

    MattHellstrands said: View Post
    Hi, I have an HP Pavillion laptop that came with windows 8.1, but I have upgraded to windows 10. I upgraded on launch day and everything was fine. I went out and left my computer on, when I came back, my computer was updating in a cool sci-fi looking gui, big percentage sign, categories with their own percentages, etc. Now my taskbar doesn't work.

    When I look at my taskbar as I write this, I see (From left to right)
    My Windows Logo, Cortana's "Ask my anything" and microphone. Task View, giant gap, my steam task menu icon, and my touch keyboard. Nothing but the steam and touch keyboard icons are interactive, and I have several things pinned on my taskbar, like my clock and google chrome. That aren't visible.

    Please help, I am not able to run some programs because I don't know the directory to run them from their folder.

    Thanks, :-)
    Open Task Manager go to the Processes tab scroll down to Windows Explore and right click on that process and left click on restart. Then see if the taskbar is now fully functional.
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  7.    16 Dec 2015 #7

    EricTheO said: View Post
    Open Task Manager go to the Processes tab scroll down to Windows Explore and right click on that process and left click on restart. Then see if the taskbar is now fully functional.
    Thanks for the help, but it doesn't work, I've already done that a few times in attempt to get this to work. Still doesn't.
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  8. davidhk's Avatar
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       16 Dec 2015 #8

    MattHellstrands,

    If you still want to run sfc /scannow successfully, please follow the steps listed below.
    I've just finished doing it...........................Result : Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
    Restart your computer > do NOT sign in >bottom right, click the Power icon to show the Restart option > press Shift key and Hold > click Restart >Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > right side, click the Restart button > you are now choosing Safe Mode options > press 6 at the keyboard > sign in > you have now an Administrator: cmd.exe to run your sfc /scannow.
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  9. Posts : 871
    Windows IP 15063Windows 14393.953
       16 Dec 2015 #9

    MattHellstrands said: View Post
    Did it. Got this as a result

    Verification 64% complete.
    Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
    Then try running DISM command from this tutorial, after completing run sfc command again.

    DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image
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  10.    22 Dec 2015 #10

    Sorry I went away for a while, I tried the sfc command, and it worked temporarily, even though it said after finishing it couldn't perform the requested operation. But it keeps not working, I tried the DISM command and then the sfc again, and it made no difference. Works for a bit, then stops.
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