Windows 10 taskbar and start button not working


  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 taskbar and start button not working


    Greetings,

    For some reason, when I restarted my computer, my start button does not work, I click it and nothing happens.
    I can't even adjust my volume nor set my wifi connections.
    I've tried multiple fixes, using this command: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml"} on powershell, resetting the services using a batch file which can be found in the attachments if you're interested, using sfc /scannow, restoring the image using the following commands: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth + Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth + Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth + Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:Full Path to install.wim file:1 (F:\sources\install.wim), shutting down explorer.exe then restarting my PC, creating a new account, etc.
    Is there any other solution that may fix my issue?

    Regards,
    Marky
    Windows 10 taskbar and start button not working Attached Files
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  2. Slartybart's Avatar
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #2

    It is extremely difficult to analyze a full set of services. The batch file did a wholesale reset and I'm not prepared to check each and every default service setting against what the batch file thought was the default setting. I'd have to install Win10 fresh to do that ... that's not going to happen

    There might be something int he tutorials section or on another site (Black Viper has a table here: Black Viper Black Viper | www.blackviper.com - but then I'd still have to depend on the accuracy of that site)

    It sounds as though you tried the most common trouble shooting (the svcs batch file is questionable - it might be fine, I just won't take the time to check that).

    I think you've tried most of these: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...t-menu-cortana

    The new account you cereated, was it a local admin?

    and this is also from the MS page, I put it here to highlight it.
    Try the troubleshooter
    For assisted support, try this Start menu troubleshooter. After you've completed the troubleshooter, restart your device.

    See if the troubleshooter helps

    Toggle Start - full screen
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-s...een-windows-10

    Toggle Tablet Mode and Start Screen
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable...-in-windows-10
    See if toggling these settings helped.

    I might have some other suggestions from a search - I'll only post things that sound promising and that you have not already tried.

    There's always these to consider:

    Refresh recovery: Refresh Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums (keep my files)
    and
    Repair install: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    step 4: To do a repair install of Windows 10 with an ISO file
    -- OR --
    step 5: To do a repair install of Windows 10 with USB installation media


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  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #3

    This one looks good! If he's done the DISM, he has the ISO!

    From your post, Bill....

    Repair install: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    step 4: To do a repair install of Windows 10 with an ISO file
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  4. Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Greetings,

    Thank you for replying to this thread.

    I've already tried some the solutions that you mentioned including:

    1. Using the troubleshooter from MS.
    2. Toggle Start - full screen
    3. Toggle Tablet Mode and Start Screen


    And yes, the account I created was local admin, the start button and taskbar still didn't work.

    After using the troubleshooter, I get this error:

    Windows 10 taskbar and start button not working-f39pc8b.png
    ("Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost" and "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana" applications need to be installed correctly.")

    I checked my processes and ShellExperienceHost.exe is not even running.
    I really don't want to do an in-place upgrade since it deletes all the programs I have installed, there must be a different solution.

    Regards.
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  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 47,405
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #5

    Marky said:
    Greetings,

    Thank you for replying to this thread.

    I've already tried some the solutions that you mentioned including:

    1. Using the troubleshooter from MS.
    2. Toggle Start - full screen
    3. Toggle Tablet Mode and Start Screen


    And yes, the account I created was local admin, the start button and taskbar still didn't work.

    After using the troubleshooter, I get this error:

    Windows 10 taskbar and start button not working-f39pc8b.png
    ("Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost" and "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana" applications need to be installed correctly.")

    I checked my processes and ShellExperienceHost.exe is not even running.
    I really don't want to do an in-place upgrade since it deletes all the programs I have installed, there must be a different solution.

    Regards.
    An in-place upgrade (repair) will not delete your user installed apps. Using the ISO, mount it (open with explorer), run Setup.exe as Administrator. When you get to this screen, make sure the top option is dotted.

    Windows 10 taskbar and start button not working-2016-07-04_17h58_27.png
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  6. Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    f14tomcat said:
    An in-place upgrade (repair) will not delete your user installed apps. Using the ISO, mount it (open with explorer), run Setup.exe as Administrator. When you get to this screen, make sure the top option is dotted.

    Windows 10 taskbar and start button not working-2016-07-04_17h58_27.png
    Greetings,

    I actually thought it would uninstall my programs but it didn't, even my shortcuts were still intact and my issue is solved, I just had to reinstall my drivers and that was it. Thank you so much!

    Regards.
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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 47,405
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #7

    Marky said:
    Greetings,

    I actually thought it would uninstall my programs but it didn't, even my shortcuts were still intact and my issue is solved, I just had to reinstall my drivers and that was it. Thank you so much!

    Regards.
    Good news, Marky! Might want to check your System Protection also, if you use Restore Points. Search for "Restore", choose the option at top, Create a Restore Point, if the "C" drive is OFF and you want it ON, highlight the line for the "C" drive, click Configure, check the box to turn it on, slide the blue slider to around 8-10 %, apply, ok, ok, and close it. Glad it all worked for you! TC

    Windows 10 taskbar and start button not working-2016-07-04_19h55_46.pngWindows 10 taskbar and start button not working-2016-07-04_19h56_35.png
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  8. Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    f14tomcat said:
    Good news, Marky! Might want to check your System Protection also, if you use Restore Points. Search for "Restore", choose the option at top, Create a Restore Point, if the "C" drive is OFF and you want it ON, highlight the line for the "C" drive, click Configure, check the box to turn it on, slide the blue slider to around 8-10 %, apply, ok, ok, and close it. Glad it all worked for you! TC

    Windows 10 taskbar and start button not working-2016-07-04_19h55_46.pngWindows 10 taskbar and start button not working-2016-07-04_19h56_35.png
    Greetings,

    Thank you for letting me know, I'll make sure to do that.
    I'll also create a restore point just in case something like this happens in the future.

    Regards.
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