1.    01 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 34
    Win 7/Win 10 (64)

    empty taskbar and Win Menu not responding to left click


    Am asking from a Win 7 Desktop - have prob on Win 10 laptop.

    Laptop was new 3 months ago (with Win 10 pre-installed) - have been using Win 10 to get used to it before installing on desktop PC (IE main PC).

    Hadn't used laptop in 2 weeks but tonight when booted, taskbar is empty (had 8-10 icons there) and can't get win menu (IE when left click on win icon, nothing happens -- can right click and get that menu -- the win key doesn't work either). BTW when move cursor over icon it turns 'blue'.

    All icons are on the win desktop and are accessible (IE can run the apps)

    Last time I used the laptop was to update windows and everything was good.
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  2.    01 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,891
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    .............Hadn't used laptop in 2 weeks
    .............Last time I used the laptop was to update windows and everything was good.
    ............All icons are on the win desktop and are accessible (IE can run the apps)


    Suggestion :
    Do a system restore. Pick a date at lease 2 weeks ago, preferably the date after you updated windows as your restore point.

    System Restore Windows 10
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  3.    01 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 34
    Win 7/Win 10 (64)
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    .............Hadn't used laptop in 2 weeks
    .............Last time I used the laptop was to update windows and everything was good.
    ............All icons are on the win desktop and are accessible (IE can run the apps)


    Suggestion :
    Do a system restore. Pick a date at lease 2 weeks ago, preferably the date after you updated windows as your restore point.

    System Restore Windows 10
    good catch ... after my initial Q that's what I did ... however the sys restore failed - but - when the laptop 'came back' the taskbar was populated with my icons and the left/right click on the Win icon worked.

    Why? Who knows!! Another Microsoft mystery.

    Maybe it was due to rebooting -- BUT -- I had rebooted initially and got no joy

    Anyway, thanks for the suggestion and the time/thoughts.
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