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Start and Taskbar not working

Sayliex
  • 16 months ago

After booting up my PC today, I noticed that my Taskbar had no apps or notifications. I can't interact with anything on it, including the start menu (win key doesn't work either).Settings wont open, but I don't know about other MS apps.

Afaik, nothing abnormal has caused this. I powered the PC off last night and powered it on earlier today to find the problem.

Fixes I've tried:

-the solution listed here: www.thewindowsclub.com/taskbar-not-working-in-windows-10 (couldn't complete step 4)

  • restarting explorer.exe in taskmgr (does nothing)

  • scanning system through powershell (said it replaced missing files but nothing changed)

  • system restore (started it, left, came back to it saying it couldn't complete the restore likely bc antivirus is stopping it. I use bitdefender free, don't know how to disable it).

Logically, I'd rather not reinstall Windows, but nothing I've been doing has seemed to help.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated!

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Look up how to disable Bit defender, try to restore.

If it doesn't work, re install windows That's all I can really give to you.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, will do

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, hope you fix your problem!

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