1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    My Start Menu and task bar are frozen. I can open Firefox/Internet Explorer but anything else including the start menu, cortana/search, windows store, etc are frozen and if I click, nothing happens.

    I can't access Settings either, so I can't access window update.

    How do I fix this?
    06-24-2015 05:28 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Google/bing this :) there is a solution that requires you to run powershell..

    Another solution which will help with the windows update bit, is to create a new user account (control panel), give it admin rights and then log into that one :) from there you'll be able to update
    06-24-2015 05:41 PM
  3. AFerrari4u's Avatar
    I'm going to be honest: I don't know how to use powershell.

    Right clicking on the desktoip and clicking "personalize" allows me to get to the "Settings" menu. However, I update files and it says my old 10122 is "up to date", which is incorrect and no longer shows a backup for my old Windows 7.

    I'm about to uninstall windows 10, but I don't even know how now.

    I'll also try the new user.

    I almost can't do anything on the computer right now.
    slenderman 999 likes this.
    06-24-2015 06:25 PM
  4. AFerrari4u's Avatar
    Why was this moved to Window Phone discussion? This is PC!

    I created a new user, and the Start Menu opens now as does Edge, but the blocks are all blank and nothing really *works*.
    slenderman 999 likes this.
    06-25-2015 10:41 AM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    Open task manager (new account), look for explorer or windows explorer, right click and end it, go to "file" (still task manager), new and type in explorer.exe.

    Give it a few seconds, I hope that helps with the blocks
    06-25-2015 03:37 PM
  6. slenderman 999's Avatar
    downgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 7 that's the only fix
    02-04-2017 01:11 AM

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