Windows 10: Taskbar gone, and more

  1.    24 Oct 2016 #1

    Taskbar gone, and more


    Hi All, here's my problem:

    Everything in my taskbar has gone except the Cortana button, the multitasking button (whatever that's called) and the windows button. The windows button only opens if i right-click on it, and then gives an old style menu. There's no 'settings' option, just things like 'system', 'control panel' and those old things. When I open control panel the old windows 7 panel opens and when I try to go further the new Windows 10 settings panel starts to open but gets no further than the cog icon in a blue screen. Anyone know what I can do?
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  2. Posts : 3,305
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Oct 2016 #2

    flatscreenface said: View Post
    Everything in my taskbar has gone except the Cortana button, the multitasking button (whatever that's called) and the windows button. The windows button only opens if i right-click on it, and then gives an old style menu.
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    That sounds like a description of Tablet Mode. If you also have to the far right of the taskbar the Action Centre icon next to the time/date, then click on it. If the Tablet Mode tile is blue that confirms it - click on the Tablet Mode tile to turn it off. This should return you to your normal desktop and taskbar.

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  3.    24 Oct 2016 #3

    Hi Bree, i tried your suggestion but no go- Action centre will not open. Got anything else?
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  4. Posts : 6,866
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       24 Oct 2016 #4

    You can try system restore to an earlier state (before problems occurred). I have to ask: did you restart PC?

    For settings type WIN + I
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  5.    24 Oct 2016 #5

    Yes, I did restart, twice 😊 Cheers
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  6.    24 Oct 2016 #6

    Win+I gets me as far as the start screen for settings and goes no further than that cog image
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  7.    24 Oct 2016 #7

    Can you post a screenshot of the bottom half of your desktop ? Something like this -

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  8. Posts : 6,866
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       25 Oct 2016 #8

    flatscreenface said: View Post
    Win+I gets me as far as the start screen for settings and goes no further than that cog image
    So settings screen is non-responsive. I would suggest System restore to date before this happened.
    There are tutorials to do it at boot. system-restore Hope you have some restore points.
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