Windows 10: Left-Click on Windows Icon not working

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  1.    14 Nov 2017 #1

    Left-Click on Windows Icon not working

    I have seen this elsewhere but there seem to be different variations... so hopefully okay to post again

    The Left-Click on Windows Icon not working

    Packard Bell Desktop computer was 'trying' to do an update and it seems that following that the left-click option didn't work - not sure if the update worked or not.
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  2. Posts : 20,934
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       14 Nov 2017 #2

    1) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    2) sfc /scannow
    3) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    4) net user test /add
    5) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread
    6) 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
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  3.    14 Nov 2017 #3


    how is this done?

    Open administrative powershell and copy and paste this command:

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  4. Posts : 20,934
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       14 Nov 2017 #4

    Keyboard method provided it has powershell option and not command prompt option.
    1) win + x keys simultaneously
    2) a
    3) alt + Y keys simultaneously
    This should launch the default powershell unless it was changed to command prompt (also depends on windows version and build)

    5 Ways to Run Powershell as Administrator in Windows 10 | Password Recovery
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  5.    14 Nov 2017 #5

    Unable to login as 'test' it tries to login and logs out again immediately
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  6.    14 Nov 2017 #6

    BUT - left-click is now working!
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  7. Posts : 20,934
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       14 Nov 2017 #7

    It may be possible to fix the underlying problem with an in place upgrade repair.
    This saves files and applications.
    It can be done with or without an iso.
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    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       14 Nov 2017 #8

    Are you able to log in to your own account and does everything work alright now -? Left-click OK. (?)
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  9.    15 Nov 2017 #9

    Thought this was 'solved' but now back again and worse -

    Computer updated itself last night while the computer was on and watching a video - just shut down and updated and it seemed to be okay.
    This morning on booting up now left-click AND right-click on start button doesn't work and also pinned items to task bar are not being displayed but when going to an item such as 'Word' it displays 'unpin' as if it is still pinned.
    The Windows/Start logo cannot be accessed via left-click or right-click - the task view icon next to that can be accessed.

    Cannot seem to re-boot and cannot access any programs that are ot on the desktop where the left click and right click are working.
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  10.    15 Nov 2017 #10

    Managed to reboot - and now all appears to be working okay - but will this issue arise again?
    Seems to be related to updates... any suggestions?
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