Windows 10: Taskbar Icons calculator won't load Solved


  1. Posts : 142
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
       18 Feb 2017 #1

    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. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,577
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       18 Feb 2017 #2

    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. Posts : 142
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       18 Feb 2017 #3

    Caledon Ken said: 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. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,577
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       18 Feb 2017 #4

    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
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  5. Posts : 142
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       18 Feb 2017 #5

    Caledon Ken said: 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. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       18 Feb 2017 #6

    Caledon Ken said: 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. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,577
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       19 Feb 2017 #7

    Thanks. I learned something everyday on this board.


    Ken
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