Windows 10: Start button and other icons in task bar will not open

Discus and support Start button and other icons in task bar will not open in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by feber16, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. 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, Aug 9, 2015
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  2. Windows 10: Task Bar/ Start Menu and other Icons not working

    Hi Haroon,

    Thank you for posting your response.

    Glad to know that the information was helpful to you. We appreciate your efforts in troubleshooting the issue. Please feel free to reply, in case you face any other issues with Windows in future. We'll be more than happy to assist you again.
     
    Pawan Dhondiyal, Aug 9, 2015
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  3. Windows 10: Task Bar/ Start Menu and other Icons not working

    I bought my new laptop. It had windows 8 and it worked fine.

    I updated to windows 10 earlier today but It seems like I cant open the start menu. Left click works but not the right.

    Same thing with icons like Wireless networks, Date and time, Notifications, search etc.

    I looked around but nothing helped. So whats the solution or IS THERE A SOLUTION?
     
    HaroonAhmad169, Aug 9, 2015
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  4. YOU
    You Win User

    Start button and other icons in task bar will not open

    Make sure that Avast! is updated to its latest version.

    And have tried restarting. That may fix a weird problem like this. After restarting, if the buttons are fixed, make sure that Windows is up-to-date by checking for updates in Windows Update!

    If don't feel like restarting the computer, restarting Windows Explorer may help. (these instructions are for 8, but ignore that) Restart the Windows Explorer Process in Windows 8
     
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