For some reason I'm unable to click or tap (Touchscreen) on the Windows start button in the bottom left. If I use a keyboard, I can bring up the start menu, but not with mouse. If I move the taskbar to any other side of the screen the start button will work. Issue is for this computer the task bar needs to be at the bottom. (For work) I also can't right click on the start menu, but Win X works to open the short cut menu.

Any Ideas on what could be causing this. I can't really resort to re-installing as I'm using an image I was supplied with.

Any registry key that might affect this? I've tried a few with no luck.

  • Have you rebooted? May 12 '15 at 14:58
  • Yeah, every time I tried changing a setting. Luckily it's on a ssd. May 12 '15 at 15:01
  • It sounds like one of your startup programs is messing something up. Check your Accessibility Options to see if something is messed up and edit your startup programs into your question. May 12 '15 at 15:04

I have, unfortunately encountered this bug. There is a way to fix it, but it's not so pretty.

  1. Right Click on the Task Bar and select Task Manager. Right Clicking
  2. Click More DetailsMore Details
  3. Switch to the Details tabDetails Tab
  4. Locate explorer.exe and end itKill Explorer
  5. Go to File -> Run and run explorerenter image description here
  6. That should fix the error with the tray
  • Unfortunately this doesn't work, tried it multiple times. :( I think someone disabled it as it works in the admin account, but not our standard user account. May 12 '15 at 15:31
  • dang. that's what has always worked for me. is it possible that the image you were given was corrupt?
    – td512
    May 12 '15 at 15:32
  • No, don't think so. Works fine on a computer meant for windows 8, the computer we installed this image over is meant for Windows XP, but shouldn't matter as we have another image with windows 8 that works fine. May 12 '15 at 15:36
  • mind adding the HW specs of the XP PC?
    – td512
    May 12 '15 at 15:36
  • Not sure it'll help, but 1.9ghz dual core, IR touchscreen, 2gb ram, 120gb ssd. May 12 '15 at 15:37

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