1.    04 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Taskbar not working


    Howdy.

    So, uh, my taskbar doesn't work. No window titles, no time/date, and the Start button does nothing when I click it. No sound from my laptop, either.

    Sometimes when I go to shut down, it won't. Just be stuck on the "shutting down" screen. I have to unplug the laptop, but when starting back up, my taskbar and sound are okay. But if I have a normal shutdown and startup, my taskbar and sound are out again.

    I've had the taskbar problem since I switched to Win10 last year, but it only happened occasionally, instead of being the default state like it is now. Any ideas?
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  2.    04 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,110
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hello, there are so many threads on this topic, which can readily be found using the white search box at the top.

    Here are a few I've found for you. I suggest you work through these, and if no success, please list everything you've tried and post back. Good luck!

    Solved Start Button and taskbar not working - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums
    Taskbar/Start button not working! - Page 15 - Windows 10 Forums
    Start button right clicking on taskbar icons suddenly does not work - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    04 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,885
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by homanthere View Post
    Howdy.

    So, uh, my taskbar doesn't work. No window titles, no time/date, and the Start button does nothing when I click it. No sound from my laptop, either.

    Sometimes when I go to shut down, it won't. Just be stuck on the "shutting down" screen. I have to unplug the laptop, but when starting back up, my taskbar and sound are okay. But if I have a normal shutdown and startup, my taskbar and sound are out again.

    I've had the taskbar problem since I switched to Win10 last year, but it only happened occasionally, instead of being the default state like it is now. Any ideas?
    My suggestion will be to do a Repair Install.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    It will allow you to keep your files, settings and apps.
    No product key is required.
    Activation is automatic.
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  4.    22 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    My suggestion will be to do a Repair Install.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    It will allow you to keep your files, settings and apps.
    No product key is required.
    Activation is automatic.
    Far as I can tell, it worked! Thanks a lot!
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