taskbar and start menu KEEP disappearing.

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  1. Jovin43's Avatar
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    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. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 20H2 Build 19042.985 and W10 Insider Preview Build 21376
       #2

    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. Jovin43's Avatar
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    philc43 said:
    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. philc43's Avatar
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    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. davidhk's Avatar
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    Jovin43 said:
    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 17:00.
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  6. Posts : 204
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    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. Jovin43's Avatar
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    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 19:22. Reason: to add comment
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  8. Jovin43's Avatar
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    davidhk said:
    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. Posts : 1
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       #9

    Jovin43 said:
    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. Posts : 204
    Windows 10 Pro
       #10

    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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