Windows 10: My Start menu button is not opening and some icons have gone from task bar any help...

Discus and support My Start menu button is not opening and some icons have gone from task bar any help... in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; My laptop shut itself down and when i started it back up this morning mail icon was missing on task bar so so went to start menu to start it and start... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by BrendanSimson, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. My Start menu button is not opening and some icons have gone from task bar any help...


    My laptop shut itself down and when i started it back up this morning mail icon was missing on task bar so so went to start menu to start it and start menu wont open

    :)
     
    BrendanSimson, Jun 2, 2020
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  2. feber16 Win User

    Start button and other icons in task bar will not open


    I downloaded Windows 10 several hours ago. Nothing in the lower task bar will open. When I left click on the start button, nothing happen. When I right click, I get a menu but nothing will open. When I click in the "Search" area, no cursor appears. I don't know how to get to my pictures or documents.

    Why is my start button (or anything else in lower task bar) not working?

    Also - I use Avast security protection. Since I downloaded Windows 10, my firewall is turned off with Avast. I clicked a button to turn it on, but I am not being allowed to do so. Do I need to change something in the Windows 10 settings. First I need to learn how to pull up the settings since the start button is not working.

    Thanks.
     
    feber16, Jun 2, 2020
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  3. No Start Menu and Problems with Task Icons

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.



    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue




    • Clicking on the start menu icon (left click) does nothing, Right click brings up a simple function list





      You can try these steps:
      • Open the Task manager. Here’s a tip: Press CTRL+Shift+ESC.
      • Click File > Run New Task
      • Make sure you have a check mark beside “Create this task with administrative privileges”
      • Type Powershell
      • Type the following in the Powershell prompt:

        $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest
      • Close the Powershell window
      • Reboot



    • Clicking on the File Explorer icon (task bar) does nothing. Right click does nothing.

    • Right clicking on any task bar icon, including open apps, does nothing
    For these issues you can try these steps:



    Method 1: I suggest you to run the SFC scan and check if it helps.

    Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files: (Windows Logo Key + X and then click on Command Prompt).

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833




    • Several apps (Mozilla Thunderbird, Norton 360 specifically, have not been able to have been updated or re-installed. Norton support, using remote desktop app, gave up after 4+ hours of work today.








    For this issue I would suggest you to run the app in compatibility mode





    I would request to refer this link



    Explore Windows 10 OS, Computers, Apps, & More | Microsoft



    Hope it helps. Keep us posted if you face any issues related to Windows in future. We will be glad to help you.

    Thank you
     
    Rajeshwari_Patil, Jun 2, 2020
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  4. N.Strahl Win User

    My Start menu button is not opening and some icons have gone from task bar any help...

    Start Menu Button on Task Bar becomes unresponsive

    On occasion, the Start Menu button becomes unresponsive, in which case the Start Menu does not open after clicking the Windows icon. In addition, other buttons on the task bar also become unresponsive. It is as if parts of, or all of the task bar becomes
    frozen. The only (temporary) fix is to restart Windows.

    I run Windows 10 Pro on a Lenovo Yoga 3-1470. Has anybody been having the same problem?
     
    N.Strahl, Jun 2, 2020
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