Windows 10 Action Center Not Working

Hello,

Something strange has started happening today... I'm still getting Notification toasts pop-up, but once the toast has gone the notification disappears from the Action Center. So if you miss the pop-up you won't know that there's been any events.

If you manage to open the Action Center while the toast is visible you can see the message in the Action Center, but as soon as you close it the notification is gone.

Any ideas, is it only me?

Cheers,

Andrew

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Hi Andrew,

We appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

Have you made any changes to the computer prior to the issue?

Kindly follow the below steps and check if it resolves the issue.

Step 1:

  1. Open the Start menu, type Turn system icons on or off in the search bar and click on Turn system icons on or off from the search bar results.

  2. Turn the Action center on.

If the issue persist, follow the below step.


Step 2:

Follow the below steps and check whether you are able to access Action center.

1. Open the Task manager. Here’s a tip: Press CTRL+Shift+ESC.
2.
 Click File > Run New Task.

3.
 Make sure you have a check mark beside “Create this task with administrative privileges”.

4.
 Type CMD

5.
Type all the following four commands one by one at the CMD prompt: 

               dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth 
               sfc /scannow
               powershell
 Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}  

6.Close the CMD window.

I hope the above information helps. Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you. 

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Thanks for the reply...

I have tried SFC, but it made no difference.

As time has gone on I can see that it's only Outlook 2013 which is affected, everything else stays in the Action Center. I have tried re-installing Office, but it made no difference. Will the code above help resolve this? Before I run it could you explain what it will do?

Thanks,

Andrew 

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I've just found a workaround for this found here: http://superuser.com/questions/960117/add-outlook-2013-mail-to-windows-10-action-center-and-lock-screen. Turning off banners the alerts now stay in the Action Center, however I no longer get toasts.

I'm guessing this is a bug, although it's only started recently so maybe an Office update.

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doesn't work

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Kiran, can you estimate how long each step might take? I started running this and after about an hour the first step was still on a counter that said it was at 20% and doesn't appear to have moved). If it will take a few hours to run that's fine, I just want to make sure it's actually doing something.

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I'd say between 5-10 minutes. Didn't help me though. My action center is completely empty...

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Hi,

Check in New User account.

Follow the steps:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type settings and select Settings.

  2. Select Accounts > Other user accounts.

  3. Under Manage other accounts, select Add an account.

  4. At the bottom of the page, select Sign in without a Microsoft account.

  5. Select Local account.

  6. Enter a name for the new account. If you want this person to sign in with a password, enter and verify the password, add a password hint, and then select Next.

  7. Select Finish.

Refer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/create-a-local-user-account-in-windows-10

Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to help you further.

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This worked for me too.  It also cleared up a few other problems with Windows 10.  Many thanks :)

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Hi Tim,

We are glad to know that you are able to fix the problems in Windows 10.

Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

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I have had issues with the Action Center not working all that happen was it went out of tablet mode  and did try some of the fixes suggested in this forum with no success yesterday I was experiencing problems with the computer's performance I suspected a virus and ran a scan nothing came back . I went into the Task Manager and disabled the startup programs the were listed as HIGH impact and the Action Center started working again might work for others with the issue

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