08 Dec

Taskbar or Start menu blocked on Windows 10

Windows 10 bug


Nothing is more frustrating!

You start your computer with Windows 10 and you realize that the “Start Menu” button, sound control and other icons in the task bar are no longer accessible.

This situation happened a few months after the upgrade to Windows 10 on some of our I7 computers and servers.

If this happens to you, here’s the solution that solved everything without having to reinstall Windows 10 or recover a system image:

Method :

1. Right-click the Start Menu button and stop your choice on “Command Prompt (admin)”

2. Write “powershell” and press “Enter”

3. Then write this in powershell window and press “Enter”:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

4. Allow the process to complete and after, you should have control again on your taskbar or after a restart.


Of course, the start menu icons must be re-organized but at least you do not have to suffer to reinstall your Windows!

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