Taskbar icon inactive


jeffbeish

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For some strange reason when I click MS Edge on the Taskbar an error window pops up and Edge will not start. I am using my older Windows 10 laptop so do not have an image of the error popup. Hoping someone has a clue or if not I'll power my Win-11 laptop up and capture the image and pot it. Sorry for the amateur post, but I'm tired and not wanting to dig out the Win-11 PC. Thanks anyway, please excuse my dumb tired period, getting old. :)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3510
    CPU
    Intel® Celeron® N4020
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    15.6-in. display HD (1366X768)
    Hard Drives
    128 GB M.2, PCLe, NVMe, SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3552
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3060
    Memory
    4 GB
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2 (latest update ... forever anal)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Slim S01
    CPU
    Intel i5-9400
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT730
    Sound Card
    OOBE
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 32"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 1TB SSDs
    PSU
    OOBE
    Case
    OOBE
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    OOBE
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
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    Classic Australian w.a.p.
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    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS
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    Windows 11 Pro (latest upadte ... anally always)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 15
    CPU
    i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Hard Drives
    Samsung NVMe 512GB
    + numerous/multiple SSD Type C USB enclosures
    Internet Speed
    NBN FTTN 50
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS
Back on my Win-11 PC and here is the error panel if I click on any icon for Edge or File Explorer or a mail program:

error.jpg

Any ideas?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3510
    CPU
    Intel® Celeron® N4020
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    15.6-in. display HD (1366X768)
    Hard Drives
    128 GB M.2, PCLe, NVMe, SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3552
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3060
    Memory
    4 GB
Well, after a reset my laptop Windows 11 taskbar is back working okay, but of course it will take time to tweak it back to my liking. But, I think Win 11 works better than Win 10 in ways so will use it with glee. :)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3510
    CPU
    Intel® Celeron® N4020
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    15.6-in. display HD (1366X768)
    Hard Drives
    128 GB M.2, PCLe, NVMe, SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3552
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3060
    Memory
    4 GB
Back on my Win-11 PC and here is the error panel if I click on any icon for Edge or File Explorer or a mail program:

View attachment 38148

Any ideas?
Did you just ask for help, then not even bother to read the only reply, given with the answer you needed?
"Any Ideas" was answered in the post above yours with a link to a thread with all the possible solutions,

That window is clearly saying you did not have an App that can run the command "Open Edge".
Meaning the Edge App most likely wasn't even installed, all you actually needed to do was install the Edge App.
Which was covered in that linked thread, no need for that reset, if you'd just read the help provided.

Need further help by all means ask, but resetting/reinstalling the OS should be your last resort, not the first.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro v22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Uhuru N'Uru PC
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D, 4.2GHz Turbo 5.0GHz [2023-04-17]
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Hero – UEFI BIOS v1410 Beta [2023-04-18]
    Memory
    64GB (2x32GB) GSkill Trident Z5 Neo DDR5-6000 CL30-40-40-96 – F5-6000J3040G32GX2-TZ5N [2023-04-21]
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming, 12GB GDDR6X, iCX3 – 12G-P5-3967-KR [2021-11-24]
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS ROG Swift PG329Q Gaming Monitor – 32” 165Hz G-Sync Compatible [2021-07-07] + 2×Dell U2711 A12 – 27” 60Hz [2013-04-03]
    Screen Resolution
    7680×1440 = 3×(2560×1440) – Game on PG329Q only.
    Hard Drives
    M.2 NVMe: (4 slots, 1 used)
    2TB – WD Black SN750 – WDS200T3XHC [2020-07-10]
    SATA 3: (6 slots)
    SSD: (1.75TB Total)
    1TB – Samsung 850 Pro – MZ-7KE1T0BW [2018-03-28]
    512GB – Samsung 840 Pro – MZ-7TD500BW [2013-04-03]
    256GB – OCZ Vertex 4 – VTX4-25SAT3-256G [2013-04-03]
    HDD: (22TB Total)
    8TB – Seagate BarraCuda – ST8000DM004 [2021-04-25]
    8TB – Seagate BarraCuda – ST8000DM004 [2021-04-25]
    6TB – Western Digital WD6002FZWX Black [2017-07-08]
    PSU
    1200W – Corsair Professional Series AX1200 Full Modular, 80 Plus Gold – CMPSU-1200AXUK [2013-04-03]
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian Series 650D All Black Mid Tower Case – CC650DW-1 [2013-04-03]
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360, All-In-One Hydro CPU Cooler, 3x120mm PWM Fan, Aluminium/Copper – 7L7H8 [2023-04-22] + 3×Noctua F12 Industrial IP67 PW, 120mm – NF-F12-IPPC-2000-IP67-PWM [2018-03-28]
    Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K90 Performance with MX Red Mechanical Switches [2013-04-03]
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Hero High Performance Wired Gaming Mouse [2022-01-22]
    Internet Speed
    Download = 1,130Mbps (141.25 MB/s), Upload = 52Mbps (6.5 MB/s), UK law allows, ISPs exploit
    Browser
    Pale Moon
    Antivirus
    Basically myself as Comodo Internet Security set to ask my permission on 1st Access
    Other Info
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Studio Monitor Professional Headphones - Black [2021-02-25] + Backup Set [2017-10-26]
Did you just ask for help, then not even bother to read the only reply, given with the answer you needed?
"Any Ideas" was answered in the post above yours with a link to a thread with all the possible solutions,

That window is clearly saying you did not have an App that can run the command "Open Edge".
Meaning the Edge App most likely wasn't even installed, all you actually needed to do was install the Edge App.
Which was covered in that linked thread, no need for that reset, if you'd just read the help provided.

Need further help by all means ask, but resetting/reinstalling the OS should be your last resort, not the first.
Thanks for the reply. I'm getting old and my patience runs The error just made no sense because the desktop icons worked fine and thin when dealing with new software, plus distractions around my home. I've working as an engineer and/or tech in the computer business sine 1960 and just observed way too many changes for me to digest, so I did go off in left field and reset Win 11. No problem, only time wasted while taking care of distractions. The error window just confused me, that's all. Someday you too will grow old, hopefully. :)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3510
    CPU
    Intel® Celeron® N4020
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    15.6-in. display HD (1366X768)
    Hard Drives
    128 GB M.2, PCLe, NVMe, SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3552
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3060
    Memory
    4 GB
Also, the desktop icons and taskbar icons worked when following the pop-up windows. Just clinking the taskbar icon popped up the error. I just did not take time to dig deeper. My laptop works fine now and it is back to normal.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3510
    CPU
    Intel® Celeron® N4020
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    15.6-in. display HD (1366X768)
    Hard Drives
    128 GB M.2, PCLe, NVMe, SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3552
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3060
    Memory
    4 GB
Did you just ask for help, then not even bother to read the only reply, given with the answer you needed?
"Any Ideas" was answered in the post above yours with a link to a thread with all the possible solutions,

That window is clearly saying you did not have an App that can run the command "Open Edge".
Meaning the Edge App most likely wasn't even installed, all you actually needed to do was install the Edge App.
Which was covered in that linked thread, no need for that reset, if you'd just read the help provided.

Need further help by all means ask, but resetting/reinstalling the OS should be your last resort, not the first.
Actually, I did read it and applied the solution in the post, but it did not work. I fully understand the procedure; however, in my case it just did not answer me. Whatever the problem was it just didn't make sense, so I just reset Windows in my PC that is brand new and not used much. After my afternoon nap things cleared up; being old does it. :cool: But thanks anyway.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3510
    CPU
    Intel® Celeron® N4020
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    15.6-in. display HD (1366X768)
    Hard Drives
    128 GB M.2, PCLe, NVMe, SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3552
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3060
    Memory
    4 GB
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