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Range of various problems with Windows 10


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#1 Niall123

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 01:26 PM

1. Start menu not working and taskbar semi-functional. Taskbar stops working a few minutes after startup since recently.

2. All Windows 10 applications (i.e. Calculator, Settings, Photos etc.) no longer working

3. Right-clicking Recycle Bin (and some other files/folders) results in desktop/explorer.exe becoming unresponsive. Right-clicking file and selecting open with also causes freze

4. Task Manager not working

5. Google Chrome (and IE) not working. I currently have to use Firefox, which does work

 

My PC has had these problems for months but it has got worse recently.

I tried to restore to two different restore points but both failed. Also tried various solutions found online to fix the start menu/taskbar without success.

 

Can anyone help me please?


Edited by Niall123, 24 July 2016 - 01:26 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 01:43 PM

Well I haven't really had any issues with anything as of recently. Perhaps the issues may have been caused by a windows update  or something. perhaps turning off the computer and turning back on again my help.


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 02:19 PM

 It sounds like you've either somehow gotten corrupt files or you've picked up some malware.  Open an administrator command prompt and issue this command: sfc /scannow .  After that download, install, update, and scan with MalwareBytes.  If the problem persists after that, post in the Am I Infected forum.

 

 Good luck.


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 07:35 PM

Well I haven't really had any issues with anything as of recently. Perhaps the issues may have been caused by a windows update  or something. perhaps turning off the computer and turning back on again my help.

Did you really have to say that?

It sounds like you've either somehow gotten corrupt files or you've picked up some malware.  Open an administrator command prompt and issue this command: sfc /scannow .  After that download, install, update, and scan with MalwareBytes.  If the problem persists after that, post in the Am I Infected forum.
 
 Good luck.

I've tried that before. I've had this problem for months and have regularly run scans with Norton and MalwareBytes so I don't think malware is the problem.

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 11:53 PM

Looks complicated but it isn't really :)

 

Do a repair install of Windows 10 from disk.

 

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 03:06 PM

 SFC has nothing to do with viruses or malware.  If you haven't run it, you're missing out on a valuable tool that might help you.


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.





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