My Windows 10 x64 computer has a problem. My account I use and have programs on is not administrator, but I have access to the administrator account and password. This problem has been occuring for a while, and seems to be more consistent now.
My taskbar looks like this (view attachment)
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As you can see, the search box is white. I cannot click in it, and no text cursor will appear. As well as that, clicking the windows button does nothing. I have no access to the start menu. Pressing the windows key on my keyboard does nothing as well. I can right click the start menu to access the list of options, and Windows+R works just fine.
What's strange is that the administrator account search bar works just find, however, I don't have the programs I use on there. I restarted my computer, and this error is still here. The only way for me to shut down my computer is to to CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and turn it off from there. When it's shutting down, it says waiting for Windows Task Host, and lists a folder in the Plug and Play folder. I press shut down anyway, and it works. This doesn't happen when I shut it down normally when it does work.
This means that any program I want to be able to reliably open I have to pin to the taskbar or desktop. The programs pinned to the taskbar work just fine. The buttons on the right, like time, volume, notifications, don't work. However, Dropbox does work and so does the expand arrow.
Could anyone provide any insight into what might be causing this and how to fix it?
Edited by greenviceroy, 08 February 2018 - 08:02 PM.