1.    29 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 154
    windows 10 64-bit

    Intermittent non-functioning Start, Notification???


    Why is it that sometimes the Start and Notification icons are inactive? When this happens, I restart the computer and all is well again????
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  2.    29 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 33
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Some people advise for permanent fix of this issue to reboot into safe mode with networking and then back into normal mode. Try it..
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  3.    29 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,812
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
    Why is it that sometimes the Start and Notification icons are inactive? When this happens, I restart the computer and all is well again????
    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.

    If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
    If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
    If the report is #3, use this method................
    In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    > press Enter.
    Again it will take some time.
    When finished, it will give you a report.
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  4.    29 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Ran scan, no integrity problems...
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  5.    30 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 33
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Have you tried my advice above - reboot into safe mode with networking and back ?
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  6.    31 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 154
    windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    No, haven't tried yet as this is an intermittent problem that hasn't been occurring that often. However, I'll give it a try the next time the gremlins attack.
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