Solved taksbar items missing and/or not respoding


BlueFeather

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OK pressing windows icon and/or button yields no results, type here to search box on taskbar not responding, clock, date, internet, and sound missing from taskbar, Windows Store unresponsive...

Ideas, suggestions

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Windows11 version 21h2 os build 22000.469

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Try running the trouble-shooters after a reboot or an in place repair
 

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or an in place repair
Just the troubleshooters, or the upgrade, too? The-Hive is right. It can fix a plethora of problems. If you ran the inplace upgrade and still have the problems, I would look at your user account. Enable the hidden administrator account or make a second user account. See if you have the problems using the new account. If not, then your user account is corrupt.
 

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Just the troubleshooters, or the upgrade, too? The-Hive is right. It can fix a plethora of problems. If you ran the inplace upgrade and still have the problems, I would look at your user account. Enable the hidden administrator account or make a second user account. See if you have the problems using the new account. If not, then your user account is corrupt.
Enable the hidden administrator account how
 

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    Micro-Star International Co. Ltd. X470 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7B78)
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    64.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1054MHz (15-15-15-36)
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    4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (MSI)
    Sound Card
    TC-Helicon GoXLR
Enable the hidden administrator account how
www.elevenforum.com/t/enable-or-disable-built-in-administrator-account-in-windows-11.709/

But just creating a new user account for testing with would be just as effective.

Have you already tried reinstalling your display driver?

Denis
 

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Posted the same as above so deleted.
 

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Have you updated to KB5008353 yet which does fix many issues. If not run windows update. Then repost if new issues with winx start menu appears.
 

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Says KB5008353 is already installed and yes tried display drivers, troubleshooters not helping and i am already upgraded, make a second user account or enabling secret administrator is doing nothing to help
 

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enabling secret administrator

Not that it will help with your current problem but please do be aware that the Built-in Admin is nothing special.
It has UAC disabled by default but any other Admin is also able to disable UAC.
It is no more powerful than any other Admin account.

The Built-in Admin exists for one reason & one reason only, to be enabled by Windows to appear on the Safe mode login screen if Windows cannot detect any other Admin account on the computer.

Best of luck,
Denis
 

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I really don't want to go messing with Registry Editor, last time I did I seriously messed stuff up
is there a simplifies way? Because the askvg site is too confusing and reads like a badly translated Russian nuke manual

I tried the premade regedit thing off the site, but it just made the search on my task bar disappear and fixed nothing
 

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Did you try to uninstall the update?
 

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This is an optional update that will be installed automatically on patch Tuesday. It may have new fixes by then. When you uninstalled it did you check if things were back to normal before reinstalling it?

EDIT what are you using to tweak the taskbar?
 

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This is an optional update that will be installed automatically on patch Tuesday. It may have new fixes by then. When you uninstalled it did you check if things were back to normal before reinstalling it?

EDIT what are you using to tweak the taskbar?
I was using Classic start from ninite, but I uninstalled it when the issues began,
so at the moment I am using NOTHING to alter my task bar or start menu
 

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    64.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1054MHz (15-15-15-36)
    Graphics Card(s)
    4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (MSI)
    Sound Card
    TC-Helicon GoXLR
I went to ninite but there are no help sections nor any user forums, so I am not sure how to undo stuff that it changed except using the registry or trying to do a repair install of windows which you will find in the tutorial section.
 

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    built in laptop display
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    1920x1280
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    Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M2
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    Defender
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    Acer A515-43-R6DE
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    AMD Ryzen 7300U
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Raedon RX Vega graphics onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"6 FHD IPS Slim Bezel
    Hard Drives
    512cb PCie NVME SSD
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    Pure Silver
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    Touchpad and Logitech external mouse
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I was using Classic start from ninite, but I uninstalled it when the issues began,
so at the moment I am using NOTHING to alter my task bar or start menu
You used software which was discontinued in 2017 to tweak your Windows 11 taskbar and start menu?
 

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You used software which was discontinued in 2017 to tweak your Windows 11 taskbar and start menu?
Did you also miss the part where I said I ALSO REMOVED IT
thus the term "was using" and "I uninstalled it when the issues began" and "at the moment I am using NOTHING to alter my task bar or start menu"

If you are not going to help, then don't help...
 

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    64.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1054MHz (15-15-15-36)
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    4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (MSI)
    Sound Card
    TC-Helicon GoXLR
Yes, I did see where you removed it, but it may have left behind lots of registry edits in its wake. No need to yell. Trying to help you here.
Don't know if you have tried sfc or Dism to repair things but worth a try I suppose. You can find both in tutorials to repair your system files and image.
Not knowing what ninite changed in the registry I would try the inplace repair.
 

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    intel 8250 I5
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    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel uhd 620
    Monitor(s) Displays
    built in laptop display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1280
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M2
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer A515-43-R6DE
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7300U
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Raedon RX Vega graphics onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"6 FHD IPS Slim Bezel
    Hard Drives
    512cb PCie NVME SSD
    Case
    Pure Silver
    Mouse
    Touchpad and Logitech external mouse
    Keyboard
    Inbuilt
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

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