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  1. Mahendra Kumar2's Avatar
    I ran registry cleaner in ccleaner yesterday and bravely removed all the "problem" issues that were listed. I did create the backup remove list. Suddenly the START menu did not function any more. I thought that was temporary & shut down the PC last night. When I started the PC this morning, the message "critical error: start menu not working" popped up & asked to be signed out. I signed out & also restarted the PC and the same error message popped up. I tried logging in with different accounts but still saw the same error message.

    Here is what I did to get Windows 10 back.
    1. Restart Windows 10 in safe mode. The easiest way is Start - Power then Shift-Restart. Click Advanced Options & set Startup settings to safe mode.
    2. After the PC reboots, choose an account to sign in.
    3. Press Windows+R then enter regedit.exe.
    4. Click Files menu then Import. Choose the registry backup files to add. I added both backup lists that were removed yesterday.
    5. Restart the PC.

    I created an image backup & repair disk just in case.

    Good luck!!
    04-12-2017 04:33 AM
  2. Mahendra Kumar2's Avatar
    You can fix Start menu and taskbar not working error by updating.
    1. Just go to control penal.
    2. Now click System and Security.
    3. Now lick on Update.
    4. After update just restart.


    Thats it, This is working ways, If you need more info, Then visit this webpage for detail guide.
    04-12-2017 04:38 AM
  3. TPhu's Avatar
    It's 2017 and you're still saving lives! Thanks Raheem!!!! Like other users, I created an account just to say thank youuuuu!!!!!
    fisticuffs2 likes this.
    04-19-2017 07:05 AM
  4. Justcheckingitout's Avatar
    Hi although this thread is from a while ago, I thought I'd show the way I dealt with this problem.
    I fixed my unresponsive task bar in 3 easy steps. ( May not work for you! )
    Step 1: Hold Ctrl, Alt, and Delete.
    Step 2: Click on the power button on the bottom-right hand side, It will give you 3 options I think.
    Step 3: Click Restart ( This is the one I did and it worked, haven't tried the other options ).
    After restarting, my task bar worked just fine. :)
    05-30-2017 07:04 PM
  5. geeksw11's Avatar
    Hi there are few methods to solve this problem

    Steps #1 : Open Task Manager
    Since the start button is not working anymore, now you have to open the task manager using your keyboards. With the combination of keys like- Ctrl + Alt + Del, it will automatically open an option containing Task manager. Click Task Manager to proceed.

    Steps# 2: Run New Task
    With the help of Task manager, now click on the file menu and select Run New Task.

    Steps# 3: Open PowerShell
    After you have open the Run,now type and enter PowerShell. Now this will open a whole new Admin Windows, where you have to manage the setting. Next under the PowerShell type & enter sfc/scannow.

    these steps will help you to fix windows 10 taskbar not working issue
    07-10-2017 01:50 PM
  6. scoops672's Avatar
    Thanks for this Raheem - it worked perfectly!
    fisticuffs2 likes this.
    08-23-2017 05:08 AM
  7. fisticuffs2's Avatar
    Thanks Raheem Baker.
    Your solution worked best and easy.
    I like others made an account just to say thank you and good job.
    11-26-2017 08:30 PM
  8. Amar Ilindra's Avatar
    My laptop is LENOVO G510. It came with windows 8 single language. I upgraded to windows 8.1 single language a year ago. I updated it to windows 10 home by triggering the update. The upgrade went successfully. But the problem now is the start button, applications in the taskbar(only right click) and icons on the taskbar on the right side(time, battery, wifi etc) are not working. They work if I click them after a gap of ten minutes. But if I click them for a second time immediately, they won't work.

    I got a message box showing "startmenu and cortana are not working, it will be fixed the next time you sign in". When I sign out and sign in, there is no change.

    Is it my only problem or it occured to many laptops?
    Is there any way to fix it?
    Is Microsoft working to fix it soon?

    Please inform me.
    This issue is not new, you need to troubleshoot it manually.
    Here are the 7 possible ways to fix Windows 10 taskbar problem.
    01-11-2018 12:53 AM
  9. Trevor Dawideit's Avatar
    I followed Raheem Baker's steps to fix the taskbar problem. However, once I restarted my computer in safe mode with networking, my computer only shows a black screen. Nothing else. I've tried restarting, my bios won't even load. Can someone please help. Thank you.
    01-11-2018 05:11 PM
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