Windows 10 taskbar gone

Symptoms: Task bar disappears and start button does nothing.
Instructions: Access the control panel in Windows 10 by holding the Windows logo key down and pressing X then select Control Panel.
Possible Fixes:
  • Control Panel > File Explorer Options > Open File Explorer to: “this PC” not “quick access” and “Clear File Explorer history” – Most likely fix
  •  Remove unwanted context (right click) menu plugins. This can be done using CCleaner > Tools > Content Menu
  •  As a temporarily fix Hold down Ctrl-Alt-Del > Task Manager > Processes > Right Click Windows Explorer > Restart. This will allow you to try the fixes above.

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