Windows 10: Weird taskbar bug

  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       04 Nov 2015 #1

    Weird taskbar bug

    So, since I updated to Windows 10 my taskbar is running weird. It hides only sometimes, and it's a bit laggy.

    Today I was using my PC as usual and all of a sudden every OS window/menu became buggy: taskbar, start button would not come up, alt-tab wasn't working, task manager and windows explorer would crash.

    If I launched an app using something like Launchy, the app would open normally and I would use it without any issues.

    I thought it was a hardware issue but I ran BIOS diagnostic and it was fine. I restarted a bunch of times and for some reason I decided to uncheck auto-hide taskbar and everything started to run 100% again.

    Has anyone had similar bugs? Or can it be something else and it was just random that it stopped after I unchecked auto-hide?
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  2.    04 Nov 2015 #2

    Have you found a solution for this bug? If so, which one? I'm asking because you marked it as solved...
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       04 Nov 2015 #3

    Well, by unchecking auto-hide it went away, so I wasn't sure if I should've marked it solved or not.
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  4.    04 Nov 2015 #4

    I believe that if an auto-hide option exists, then it also should be working. And it doesn't in your case... ;-)
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  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       05 Nov 2015 #5

    Actually, I started to have issues again, even with auto-hide turned off. Really strange, the GUI of everything related to the OS (explorer, taskbar, start menu, task manager) is kinda buggy and slow. No idea how to troubleshoot it.
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  6.    06 Nov 2015 #6

    Hi, first, in Task Manager, what is your idle CPU use- and if a lot higher than, say, 5%, please post a screenshot.
    And is your disk use near 0 when your PC is idle?

    Also suggest you check your graphics driver is what you expect. (In Device Manager)

    Clearly with your hardware you'd expect a fairly snappy response when idle.

    Now it seems something changed today.. is all well if you do a clean boot?
    Do you have good AV protection?

    Please do basic checks:
    chkdsk C: /F
    & from an elevated command prompt
    sfc /scannow
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