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Unable to open any programs except windows apps

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    Unable to open any programs except windows apps

    So I was using powerpoint and went into slideshow mode. After I exited it, all of my desktop shortcuts are missing. I tried restarting it but it was still the same. My screen just shows my wallpaper and the taskbar at the bottom with the short cuts on the desktop all missing. The programs that I pinned on the taskbar before are still there and I can open them but it doesn't show on my screen. I am able to play music thanks to the back, play/pause, forward buttons that come up when you hover the cursor over the spotify program at the taskbar but I can't bring up the spotify window. Also, I realised that the time, wifi, batt etc. on the right side of the taskbar is gone. I can't open taskmanager as it is the same with the other programs (Shows that it is open at the taskbar but can't bring them up). But, the windows apps (From the windows start menu) are all working normally. Can someone please tell me how to solve this problem? Thanks!

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    Have you tried shutting down and starting the system again?
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Unable to open any programs except windows apps

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