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Windows 10 Start button and notification icons not working

by michaeljpastor / November 4, 2015 10:30 AM PST

Does Microsoft plan on issuing a fix for the start button ceasing to work? I can't access many programs that I don't have as desktop shortcuts. None of the notification icons in the systray activate, so I can't access the notify center or change my wireless signal. I've seen this answered on many other forums, but none of the fixes seem to work for me.

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Tried Installing Classic Shell?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 4, 2015 11:13 AM PST

It should recreate a start button for you, and a start menu list, although it may look different than the current Win 10 version. Here's the link:

Hope this helps.


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So far it's rare.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2015 11:15 AM PST

Unless you can find a cause I'm going with no. 10 as it stands doesn't seem to do this on its own. That is I did run into this once but it was a trojan so no fix was needed by Microsoft.

As all Windows before, you should have another account to use and see if the issue is on the other Windows account.

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Happened to me once.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / November 4, 2015 11:26 AM PST
In reply to: So far it's rare.

Several reboots didn't help, but a hard shutdown and a reboot fixed it.

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