Windows 10: That Was Weird...Could Not Launch Programs From Start Menu or Taskbar

Discus and support That Was Weird...Could Not Launch Programs From Start Menu or Taskbar in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Plugged in this morning as usual powered up and reached desktop (I always startup with no Internet or WiFi) and tried launching task manager from the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by phaedruspress, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. That Was Weird...Could Not Launch Programs From Start Menu or Taskbar


    Plugged in this morning as usual powered up and reached desktop (I always startup with no Internet or WiFi) and tried launching task manager from the taskbar per routine and nothing. Tried from RUN and nothing. Tried launching other programs from the taskbar and the menu bar and RUN and nothing though occasionally I got a spinning wheel but it soon stopped. The only thing that I noticed slightly different was that when I plugged in (notebook is almost always tethered to the desk) this morning an amber light came on near the plug but that only indicates that I have dipped below my battery threshold and that the machine was charging. Has happened before with no consequences. Tried to RESTART and nothing for 5 minutes and my patience got the best of me and I did a hard shut down. Waited about 30 seconds and powered up again (still with no Internet) and booted to the desktop and tried launching task manager again and it lit right up as did everything else. So what do you all think that was about other then gremlins? TIA.

    :)
     
    phaedruspress, Jun 29, 2018
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  2. Naki Win User

    Feature suggestion: Add right-click menu

    Suggestion: Please add a Windows 7 Jump-List and/or right-click menu to the GPU-Z icon in the Windows taskbar. Possible menus in it would be "Exit" and "About GPU-Z...".
    Maybe also "Switch to tab 1/Switch to tab 2/Switch to videocard 1/Switch to videocard 2" too.
    Examples of programs that have such menus are ICQ, Skype, AIM.

    NOTE: It seems for a right-click menu, Windows 7 is not needed - it works on WinXP and Vista too.
    But even a Windows 7 Jump-list may be good enough.
    What do you think?
     
  3. Weird delay on launching software.

    I just upgraded my W7 to W10pro and everything is fine so far. Except one weird annoying bug. Every software that i launch from start menu or taskbar, take ~5 seconds before launch. If i launch the same software from desktop then everything is ideal -
    it starts immediately just like on W7. System installed on ssd samsung 850pro.
     
    La Duvernoy, Jun 29, 2018
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  4. That Was Weird...Could Not Launch Programs From Start Menu or Taskbar

    Files missing from "Start Menu" "All Programs"

    RE: WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32bit, Files missing from "Start Menu" "All Programs" list.

    I have several "start menu" programs missing in my "all programs" list. One of the missing entries is the "accessories" folder and all related files.

    As far as I can tell all of the missing files are on the system and they can be found by using the "start menu search" facility. This problem is occurring with other users but I can not find a solution which works to get things back the way they were after installing the OS.

    I am seeing the missing apps and other items at this location in iexplore.exe %allusersprofile%\Start Menu\Programs .

    Everything I have tried to get these items back into my "start menu" "all programs" list has been met with failure except creating a shortcut. A shortcut is not the real fix as it leaves two entries in the folder.

    When I right click on the highlighted "all Programs" box, in the start menu, a small options list pops up, if "open all users" is selected a new window pops up. Inside that window I can click on the programs folder where I can see the missing entries that should appear on my "all programs" list plus those which I presently see on my "all programs" list together in a single directory listing.

    How can I get the above directory list of programs back into the "start menu" "all programs" area so I do not have to go through this extra window and select the programs folder to locate what I wish to run?

    I also noticed my accessories folder has a lock on it while I am in the primary user administrator account. If you know how to get rid of the lock it would be helpful however I can find that information when I get a chance to look up the answer?

    I noticed some hidden (first tier) folders on the C: drive which I made visible while leaving protection on the OS folders. I can now see these folders in an iexplore.exe directory listing. This did not fix the problem in the "all programs" file selection list and I do not remember if this folder was hidden when the OS was installed.

    When I opened up the system to allow a login directly into the Administrator account everything shows up the same as it did when the OS installed along with all other programs installed afterward.

    After some progress I am still here *Bang Head :banghead: and slowly getting closer to an answer. Can anyone help me get there a little faster?
     
    N9ZN-Extra, Jun 29, 2018
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