1.    18 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10

    Taskbar Icons calculator won't load


    Good Day,
    I have noted that during booting, several times the icons on the taskbar for the calculator and notepads are missing. Their spot on the taskbar is blank. When I click on the blank area it launches the program and then the icon appears and stays there. This is intermittent and hopefully whatever issue is causing it can be resolved by the learned members of this forum!
    Thanks
    glennc
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  2.    18 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 3,978
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hey

    This fix worked for another user. Shut windows down completely by holding down shift key and clicking shutdown (not restart).

    This starts windows fresh.

    There are lots of postings about icons in Windows 10 and there is no sure fire fix. Hopefully the shutdown clears.


    Ken
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  3.    18 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    Hey

    This fix worked for another user. Shut windows down completely by holding down shift key and clicking shutdown (not restart).

    This starts windows fresh.

    There are lots of postings about icons in Windows 10 and there is no sure fire fix. Hopefully the shutdown clears.


    Ken
    Well Hello again Kind Sir,
    I will certainly give it a try. Not a great problem... didn't know if it was the computer or the software. Will go with the software side first!! Shift and shutdown, might you elaborate on the difference of that vs a plain shutdown?
    In any case, appreciated!
    glennc
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  4.    18 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hi Glen.

    When you shut Windows down these days, Windows saves an Image of the Windows Kernel and Drivers. These are used at boot time to shorten the timeframe. By holding the shift key down and clicking shutdown you tell windows not to do this and to start fresh.

    Shawn's tutorial will explain more and it has links to even more info.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10


    Ken
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    18 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    Hi Glen.

    When you shut Windows down these days, Windows saves an Image of the Windows Kernel and Drivers. These are used at boot time to shorten the timeframe. By holding the shift key down and clicking shutdown you tell windows not to do this and to start fresh.

    Shawn's tutorial will explain more and it has links to even more info.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10


    Ken
    Okay,cool a Shawn tutorial! Much appreciated! Going to be spending some time on the two way verification first!

    glennc
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    18 Feb 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    Shut windows down completely ... (not restart)
    Actually a restart should be sufficient. It appears a restart should do a full shutdown and reboot regardless of the Fast start-up setting - at least, that's what Microsoft seem to be saying here...

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  7.    19 Feb 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Thanks. I learned something everyday on this board.


    Ken
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