Start button and task bar can not left click to open items

  1. Posts : 185
    Windows 10

    Start button and task bar can not left click to open items


    Have a weird issue I have experienced in the past.

    First this was all working fine earlier no issues then all of a sudden I tried to open my weather channel app which I had been pulling up fine all day just stopped where it would open and then close immediately. I thought it was app specific but then tried to open my calculator alittle later to do something and it also closed immediately so I thought OK let me restart my system maybe it's just a glitch.

    When I got back up again now I notice my start menu will not open. I can right click it and get the right click menu fine but if I left click on it I get no start menu at all.

    I also noticed same with my time/calendar on the right side can right click it fine but not left click same with the alerts panel right click fine but left click nothing.

    I seem to be able to rick click on programs in my task bar and these open fine but same issue with the store if I click on the store it opens and closes immediately just like was happening to the other apps before restarting.

    I have tried going into powershell and SFC /SCANNOW and that went through and said there is no issues but still nothing is working.


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  2. Posts : 38,910
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    net user test /add
    shutdown /r
    When the computer reboots sign on with the new user named test.
    Report into the thread whether the new user has a working start menu and task bar.

    In addition to the above step another troubleshooting step is to re-register the start menu.

    Open administrative powershell and copy and paste this command:

    Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + \appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml)}

    Then reboot
    Last edited by zbook; 14 Nov 2017 at 01:03.
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  3. Posts : 185
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    OK I know Windows is doing an update so will finish that first just on the off chance it helps and if not will try the above.
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  4. Posts : 185
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    OK Issue resolved didn't have to use the above when the updates finished and seems it was a big one as I had to let it finish while sleeping and when I booted up this morning this were working again.

    Started a new thread for the two new issues consider this one resolved!
    Last edited by Dave1776; 14 Nov 2017 at 10:24.
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