Windows 10: Windows 10 Taskbar Issue

  1.    03 Nov 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Taskbar Issue

    So the last two days I've been unable to use a few of the features of my Taskbar. Thr start menu, cortana, the volume, internet and clock buttons are all unresponsive. I get an error sound when my computer logs in or a few seconds after trying the start button.
    I have tried using Powershell commands and reinstalling windows features that I've seen posted on here before. Not sure what else to do.
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  2.    03 Nov 2016 #2

    Hi, if you've tried various fixes and re-registering apps etc, and you don't have useful system restore points or disk images - we strongly and repeatedly commend disk imaging to people so they can recover their PC to a previous working state without technical help- then your remaining option is an in-place upgrade repair install.

    Precede it with this in case sthg has happened to your file system:

    From an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
    Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

    For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed, and x64 if you have a 64 bits OS, else x86 (32 bits).

    Before you perform the following major repair procedure, do create a disk image (see below).

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    - this includes a link from which you can obtain Windows 10 iso file (" download a Windows 10 ISO"), or create a bootable medium.

    I would recommend creating the bootable medium, as this can be used
    - for any future in-place upgrade repair install
    - to boot from and use its recovery options should Windows become unbootable.
    - to clean install Windows

    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - no personal data should be affected
    - you will lose any custom fonts
    - you will lose any customised system icons
    - you may need to re-establish your Wi-Fi connection
    - you will need to redo Windows updates subsequent to the build you have used for the repair install
    - Windows.old will be created
    - system restore will be turned off- you should turn it on again and I recommend you manually schedule a daily restore point.
    - you will need to redo any language downloads including the display language if you changed that)
    - inactive title bar colouring (if used) will be reset to default
    - if Qttabbar is installed, you need to re-enable it in explorer (Options, check Qttabbar)
    This is one of the better features of Win10: as each major build comes out, that's your updated reference build, and as updates are mostly cumulative, there will be few to do.

    Please consider using disk imaging regularly. It's a brilliant way to
    - preserve your system (and your sanity)
    - back up your data
    - restore your system to a previously working state in a relatively short time

    Recommended: Macrium Reflect (free/commercial) + boot disk/device + large enough external storage medium.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    05 Nov 2016 #3

    Sorry for the delayed response, had finals this week. Did the disk check, here are the results:

    Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    A disk check has been scheduled.
    Windows will now check the disk.                         
    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
      382720 file records processed.                                                         File verification completed.
      19331 large file records processed.                                      0 bad file records processed.                                      
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
      491744 index entries processed.                                                        Index verification completed.
      0 unindexed files scanned.                                           0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.                     
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Cleaning up 2847 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 2847 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 2847 unused security descriptors.
    Security descriptor verification completed.
      54513 data files processed.                                            CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
      38276056 USN bytes processed.                                                            Usn Journal verification completed.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
    Windows has made corrections to the file system.
    No further action is required.
     487461887 KB total disk space.
     422530736 KB in 225814 files.
        165368 KB in 54514 indexes.
             0 KB in bad sectors.
        508887 KB in use by the system.
         65536 KB occupied by the log file.
      64256896 KB available on disk.
          4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
     121865471 total allocation units on disk.
      16064224 allocation units available on disk.
    Internal Info:
    00 d7 05 00 a1 45 04 00 21 fd 07 00 00 00 00 00  .....E..!.......
    d1 06 00 00 64 8e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....d...........
    Windows has finished checking your disk.
    Please wait while your computer restarts.
    Not much there from what I can understand. The event viewer shows lots of errors, which explains the dozens of error sounds I hear upon start up.

    I'm downloading the ISO now, thanks so much for the help. I will try setting up a daily system restore point; I had one before the upgrade to Windows 10, I just never set it up again z.z
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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