Windows 10 icon not working RRS feed

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  • After I open windows and hit the windows icon nothing happens. I can not get in to my programs. Also the search feature does not work. I tried restarting my computer and holding down the f8 key so I could restore to an earlier point. Windows starts normally and I can not get to the restore option. By going into the trash file I can look at files other wise I can not view or search files.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:31 PM


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  • They'll help you over here.





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    • Proposed as answer by Mike Laughlin Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Wednesday, November 4, 2015 4:42 PM
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:42 PM
  • Hello there, 

    Can you perform a virus scan to check if your computer is infected with any malicious software or not? 

    If this gives a clean result you may try creating a new user account and check what happens. To create a new user account

    1. Click the Start button, then go to Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety and then click User Accounts. 

    2. Click Manage another account

    3. Click Create a new account 


    If the new user account works fine then the previous account was corrupt, you may follow the link given below to fix the corrupt user profile. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/fix-corrupted-user-profile#1TC=windows-7

    Hope this helps! 

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:54 PM