Lost start menu, lost taskbar icons, lost notification area, lost win keyboard key

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by coromonadalix, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    HI

    I had an upgrade who messed up pretty good my win 10, does someone knows a software who can call windows components like control panel and others windows settings.

    Every Start menu functionality is dead, just an icon, no taskbars icons, no notification area, no date volume icon etc ...
    all went dark.

    I did have yesterday a problem with the volume, it wasn't working properly, had to control it with my keyboard media control.

    I cant even call a cmd prompt ???

    Anyone had or have this problem ??


    I cant reformat until i backed up my pc :( :(
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #2 LatinMcG, Dec 25, 2015
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    hold windows key and tap X
    command as admin
    or ctrl alt del task manager file new task CMD

    try chkdsk /f
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    sfc /scannow


    if that dont work.. F8 and do reset without loosing files.
     
  3. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    The "SW" is called win+r, then execute whatever you want.

    Then install classic shell so you can start using windows until you fix it the problem (to be honest Classic Shell is not a workaround, is just a better start menu).


    Then the first thing you have to do is to make another account to see if the problem affects only your current user (which is very likely)
     
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  4. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    hum i lost the WINdows key function as well ... well f8 for me pfff
     
  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Ctrl+shift+esc then.
     
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  6. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Holy Heaven, come to the rescue! My heart had to stop, when I read these recommendations.