Start Bar not working after update install in Windows 10


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Start Bar not working after update install in Windows 10


    Hi, I upgrade a laptop to Windows 10 and all was fine for a month or so. At the end of June a Windows Update occurred. Since than I can not use the start bar. Icons on desktop work. Nothing on the start bar will work.

    I have tried restore but it says restore fails.

    Any suggestions welcome.
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  2. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #2

    Not sure of what you mean by Start Bar


    Seeing what you see always helps members on this side of your monitor.
    Here's how you can grab a screen shot that shows the issue and attach it to a new post.
    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Posts : 8,632
    Mac OS Catalina
       #3

    Cursus said:
    Hi, I upgrade a laptop to Windows 10 and all was fine for a month or so. At the end of June a Windows Update occurred. Since than I can not use the start bar. Icons on desktop work. Nothing on the start bar will work.

    I have tried restore but it says restore fails.

    Any suggestions welcome.
    It is the Task Bar. You are probably going to have to do a repair or wait for the Anniversary to get pushed out tomorrow and over the week to see if that fixes the problem.

    If you are using Classic Shell or any other type of utility that changes the Task Bar behavior, that can also be the culprit.
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hi, Yes, it is the taskbar and start button that is not working. I am not running any shells or other external apps. I applied the Anniversary update but no joy. It seemed to install, at least it went through the process. But when I check the Update it says we are still an old version not the most resent and the button and taskbar still do not work. I welcome any suggestions?
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  5. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #5

    Thanks, try this for the Start menu ... then you can address the taskbar if it is still an issue

    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hi, tried as you suggest. It starts and says Checking application registration... and the green progress bar just goes on and on (let it run for over two hours) and never gets to the next step. Any other suggestions?


    Slartybart said:
    Thanks, try this for the Start menu ... then you can address the taskbar if it is still an issue

    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  7. Posts : 8,632
    Mac OS Catalina
       #7

    Not for anniversary, since they have changed so much with that upgrade. They removed and changed so much, the only ones who may know are in the insider forum on here.
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  8. Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #8

    Please post the output from the two programs below
    Tip: Press Alt+PrtScn to capture only the active Window, paste the capture into Paint and Ctrl+S to save the image, then attach each saved image.

    Launch Command prompt (Admin), then type the two commands - the output will be in separate windows

    Winver

    slmgr /dlv


    I'd also like to see your Disk Management

    1. Download dmDskmgr-vg.zip (contains dmDskmgr-vg.mmc)

    2. Open the compressed folder, dmDskmgr-vg.zip
      Double click dmDskmgr-vg.mmc to launch it
      Press the Open button if prompted Do you want to open this file?
      Answer yes to the User Account Control prompt

      Tip: you can drag the middle bar up to show more of the bottom pane


      (just don't drag it too far up - I also need the information in the top pane)

    3. Press Alt+PrtScn to grab a snapshot of just the Disk Management window
      Open Paint and Ctrl+V to paste it, then save the image

    4. Attach the image to a new post


    Thanks


    The core issue on your machines seems to be 1607 failing to install. There are a number of possibilities.

    Do you have Avast anti-virus installed? Avast has acknowledged an issue and is (or has already??) building a patch.

    You could simply try a Repair install - not sure if it will succeed since you could not update to 1607.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    Choose any method except GWX !!!!
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