Taskbar Items Gone - Need Help


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64Bit
       #1

    Taskbar Items Gone - Need Help


    Hi,
    My PC has decided to not show up my taskbar items today! The only icons are: Start button, cortana, task view and the notification center. The thing is that none of these will open and all my other icons are gone, even the date and time. I have tried to restart my pc and explorer.exe with no luck, and when i try customizing the taskbar i get an error saying there is no default control panel. Oh and also none of my startup programs start!

      My Computer


  2. Posts : 35,575
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, welcome to tenforums.
    Basics: do you have any system restore points (is system restore enabled), or recent disk images?

    Can you remember the last thing you did?
    How do you know your startup programs are not running- apart from any icons etc that you might expect to be visible, have you checked using task manager? (Can you launch the task manager?)

    Do you have a Win 10 installation disk for your current build (probably 10586)?

    Does your PC respond if you press Win key + X?

    I suggest running
    Chkdsk C: /F
    and
    SFC /Scannow
    (both from an elevated command prompt).

    This should help with SFC /Scannow:
    SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    If you need to follow the instructions as to how to do that at boot, make sure you click on the relevant hyperlink (blue) in the text.

    If no problems are found, and your symptoms remain, then it may be appropriate to do an in place upgrade repair install. (Instructions are available in the Tutorial section).
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64Bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I fixed it now, the problem was due to my amd graphics drivers messing up
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 35,575
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Good, at least it was just one thing.
      My Computers


 

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