Only the trivial features of Windows 10 are working. For e.g. my touchpad sidescroll function gone, can't change display brightness, my speakers no more working on high bass settings, my phone when connected in usb debugging mode gets an error to install adb drivers, the power button feature set by me to turn off the display is gone, moreover the taskbar search is not working. Its my dad's PC and he says it all has happened because I changed his wallpaper which he had been using since 2015. So I cannot (even knowingly) accept the fact that windows has become corrupt. I want a solution apart from reinstalling Windows please. Also driver update is of no help

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    Restore from your last backup. Jun 8, 2018 at 17:24
  • How did you change the background? What things were done to the computer before the issues occurred? Also, don't change things on computers that aren't yours, even things as simple as the desktop background. Jun 8, 2018 at 17:25
  • Did you try system restore?
    – cybernard
    Jun 8, 2018 at 17:25
  • @music2myear Nothing big but I opened the BOOT advanced options earlier today in SysConfig for testing a code I wrote on a single core. But later I changed it to default values. Jun 8, 2018 at 17:29
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    You broke it. You should use a virtual machine or purchase your own computer for testing code. Messing about in SysConfig is NOT changing the background, and it has big implications. Your only option is to Restore or Reinstall. Jun 8, 2018 at 17:37

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Try msconfig first Make sure it says Normal Startup

IF my previous suggestion fails:

  1. Backup everything up as it is now (do not skip)
  2. download Media Creation Tool
  3. Run tool
  4. Make to select Keep all programs and settings
  5. Complete and in place upgrade.
  • Thank You so much man. You saved me from getting grounded for the next one week. Jun 9, 2018 at 3:29
  • @ManasSingh I added msconfig to the answer so you can mark it as the answer. You are welcome. Now convince your parents to do backups and restore points. Also I suggest you install virtualbox so you can have a virtual OS you can break without risking the rest of the computer.
    – cybernard
    Jun 9, 2018 at 3:45

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