Windows 10: Upon startup icons are gone, can't access start menu or task manager

Discus and support Upon startup icons are gone, can't access start menu or task manager in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Issues: - Upon startup, none of the icons appear. All that shows is my desktop background. - All that shows up on the task bar is the Start button, the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by soceir, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. soceir Win User

    Upon startup icons are gone, can't access start menu or task manager


    Issues:
    - Upon startup, none of the icons appear. All that shows is my desktop background.
    - All that shows up on the task bar is the Start button, the search bar, and the Cortana icon.
    - When I try to access anything on the task bar, the mouse cursor changes to a blue spinning circle
    - When I double click on the task bar, the screen flickers for a moment then returns to previous state

    Things I have tried:
    - Can't access the task manager, ctrl+alt+del does not work.
    - Windows + X does nothing, Windows + R does nothing
    - Can't type in the search bar
    - Unplugged and restarted computer multiple times
    - Was able to boot in safe mode, was able to pull up task manager but if I clicked on anything it would say not responding. Nothing showed using more than 2-3% CPU
    - I got to the command prompt, I typed sfc /scannow and after some time it came back with an error message
    - I tried both DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth and DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth and came back with an error
    - I do not have any previous restore points
    - There is only one user account

    I'd really appreciate any help!
    Thanks!
    Jamie

    :)
     
    soceir, Sep 26, 2019
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  2. Darknova Win User

    Start menu default internet acces icon screwed?

    You generally set that via the Start Menu settings (right-click start menu -> properties).

    I had that issues a while ago, and it meant removing it from the Start Menu, and reinstalling my browser to get the icon back, it was very odd.
     
    Darknova, Sep 26, 2019
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  3. psyko12 Win User
    Start menu default internet acces icon screwed?

    Hey guys I need your help fixing the default access icon on the start menu, as far as google searches suggested default user access and all it only fixes the IE icon, but when I chose fire fox to display it's just a globe when clicked on it still displays IE's properties but doesn't start firefox instead. Help please? *Respect :respect:*Cry :cry:

    BTW it was not like this before, I just wanted a clean install for my browser.


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    psyko12, Sep 26, 2019
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  4. Upon startup icons are gone, can't access start menu or task manager

    Task Manager-Startup

    Here are three methods to invoke a task:

    1. By placing a program or a shortcut into this folder:

      c:\Users\Michael\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    2. By specifying it in this registry location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    3. By creating a scheduled task that gets triggered at startup or at logon time.
     
    Frederik Long, Sep 26, 2019
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