After waking up, as per usual, I turn on my computer. Let it boot up, and login to my user (who is administrator). After walking away, I sit down, and notice I have no icons in my notification area on my task bar. I proceed to restart my computer, thinking maybe my computer is loading rather slow - I was wrong.
I then began searching for help through Google and I found others with the same issue - most of which had been resolved. I decided to try each of these solutions, unfortunately, none of them seemed to work in any way. (If you're wondering, I tried Reset_Notifications_Icons_List.reg, Notification clear [program] and manually removing the 'explorer.exe' process and adding it again through the Task Manager).
Also, my pinned taskbar programs seem to be a lot large than they previously were. Which I'm not happy about.
Images below show changes in my task bar;
As you can tell in the picture now, I am also no longer able to change settings.
If anyone could give me a solution to this issue; much would be appreciated.
Thank-you in advance.