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  1.    08 Jan 2016 #1

    taskbar and start menu KEEP disappearing.


    I've tried to fix this from sites and advice on the internet, but it keeps happening. I can't find a topic here on this, so I apologize if I'm posting something I shouldn't be.

    Thanks for any direction you can send me in.

    Jovin
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  2.    08 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.98

    Hi Jovin,

    Does this happen every time you turn on your PC/laptop? What about if you do a restart?
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  3.    08 Jan 2016 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    Hi Jovin,

    Does this happen every time you turn on your PC/laptop? What about if you do a restart?
    No, but EVERY DAY for sure! and sometimes more than once. It's so frustrating. I do a restart with some of the fixes and it will be fine, and I've done a restart just regularly and it will be fine, but then after some time, it goes again.
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  4.    08 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.98

    If you have Fast Startup ON (usually is by default) it might be worth seeing if turning it off helps? Some systems just do not work well with this setting.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    08 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,878
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by Jovin43 View Post
    I've tried to fix this from sites and advice on the internet, but it keeps happening. I can't find a topic here on this, so I apologize if I'm posting something I shouldn't be.

    Thanks for any direction you can send me in.

    Jovin
    Troubleshooting:
    Run a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any found.
    Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
    sfc /scannow

    > press Enter.
    It will take quite sometime.
    When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
    1. No integrity violation.
    2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
    3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.
    Last edited by davidhk; 08 Jan 2016 at 18:00.
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  6.    08 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Pro

    If you cant fix it make a backup with Macrium reflect free and try one of the following. Macrium Reflect Free


    1) installation repair Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    In other words perform a windows 10 upgrade. sometimes a second time upgrading fixes things.

    2) Reset this PC Reset Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    This removes EVERYTHING and reinstalled Win 10 only. That's why I said make a back up first. Then you can copy your data over and reinstall programs.
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  7.    08 Jan 2016 #7

    I will try the first two now, but I may want to get my daughter to help if I can with the third suggestion. Thank you so much, everyone. I truly appreciate this. Today is ELVIS' birthday, so I've been a bit busy.

    Edited to add:

    I'm thinking after looking at the first one, that might just get my daughter to do this. It sounds a bit complicated for me to try. I don't want to screw anything up anymore. Thank you. I'll get back to you and let you all know if it helped as soon as I can grab her down here.

    Jovin
    Last edited by Jovin43; 08 Jan 2016 at 20:22. Reason: to add comment
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  8.    08 Jan 2016 #8

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Troubleshooting:
    Run a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any found.
    Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
    sfc /scannow


    > press Enter.
    It will take quite sometime.
    When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
    1. No integrity violation.
    2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
    3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.
    Well, I thought I'd get daring and I skipped the advice from Philc43 (no offense...just unsure of what I was to do) and I did this one and got "no integrity violation"...not word for word, but I did it. Thanks.

    Now, I think I'd better hold off on the other suggestions until I can get my daughter here to help. Thank you so much.

    Jovin
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  9.    14 Mar 2016 #9
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 1
    Win10

    Quote Originally Posted by Jovin43 View Post
    I've tried to fix this from sites and advice on the internet, but it keeps happening. I can't find a topic here on this, so I apologize if I'm posting something I shouldn't be.

    Thanks for any direction you can send me in.


    I don't know why it keeps happening, but when it does I open the task manager (right click on menu button) , drop down to the Windows Processes section and then select " Windows Explorer" which then enables the restart button to become active. Click the "restart button" and magically you should get your start menu back.
    This is not a fix but a quick and simple workaround.
    MS should really be able to sort this, as one of their biggest selling points in Windows 10 was the reintroduction of a useful start menu.

    Jovin
    I don't know why it keeps happening, but when it does I open the task manager (right click on menu button) , drop down to the Windows Processes section and then select " Windows Explorer" which then enables the restart button to become active. Click the "restart button" and magically you should get your start menu back.
    This is not a fix but a quick and simple workaround.
    MS should really be able to sort this, as one of their biggest selling points in Windows 10 was the reintroduction of a useful start menu.
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  10.    15 Mar 2016 #10
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Pro

    If you still cant fix it. image hard drive with Macrium Reflect first. Then do a clean install. See if that fixes it. Could be something you installed. After that copy data and reinstall apps.
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