Windows 10, fully up to date - Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.0)
Cannot open Start Menu, Cortana, Volume Controls, Notifications - anything on the task bar.
This issue was caused by:
1) explorer.exe being terminated one time, yesterday
I have tried every fix available through standard searches. Everything included here has been tried.
I can see any time I click anything on the task bar, a
WerFault.exe runs, which is "Windows Error Reporting", but this is only through watching Taskmanager, as nothing actually comes up when I click anything.
I can't even right-click non-Windows applications on the task bar, such as right-clicking a Chrome window to close it or whatever else.
If attempting to open Start Menu, Event Viewer generates 5 events:
Faulting application name: ShellExperienceHost.exe, version: 10.0.10586.0, time stamp: 0x5632d93d
Fault bucket 133232457255, type 5 Event Name: MoAppCrash Response: Not available Cab Id: 0
Faulting application name: SearchUI.exe, version: 10.0.10586.0, time stamp: 0x5632d66d
Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy!App failed with error: The app didn't start. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with error: The app didn't start. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information