Sidebar not popping up and games not working

Discus and support Sidebar not popping up and games not working in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; When i press the home button the side bar does not pop up. The screen very briefly around the border fades in as if its going to but then stops. I cant... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by DarrenAllison1, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Sidebar not popping up and games not working


    When i press the home button the side bar does not pop up. The screen very briefly around the border fades in as if its going to but then stops. I cant press the user button in the upper left hand corner either. I can play downloaded games but my disk
    games and netflix will not work. When playing minecraft ill try to invite people to my realm and the game will freeze. When i hold down the home button the options to reset and turnoff the xbox and controller still pop up. I have tried hard resetting my xbox
    bu holding the power button, unplugging it from the wall and back of my xbox, i tried recallibrating my controllers, and none of this has worked.

    :)
     
    DarrenAllison1, Aug 29, 2019
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  2. PalmettoBling Win User

    Sidebar not popping up and games not working

    I... hmmm.... didn't think of that, sorry. Do you have a mic or Kinect hooked up,

    or a digital assistant
    , where you might be able to open settings via voice commands? "Xbox, open Settings"

    If not, then with a USB drive you might want to follow the
    Offline System Update process
    which would boot up into a different menu to process that, since you can't get to the guide.
  3. DarrenAllison1 Win User

    Sidebar not popping up and games not working

    The first step is to open up the menu which i cannot do
  4. PalmettoBling Win User

    Sidebar not popping up and games not working

    For this, since you've tried a full power cycle,
    I'd recommend resetting the Xbox to factory defaults.
    The process has an option to perform that reset, but keep your games, save files, and profile info on it so you don't have to re-install/re-download them all. Take those steps and let us know if it
    resolves the issue you're seeing.
  5. StoneRain959049 Win User

    May have to discontinue

    I agree totally with ratingketchup32. I don't mind sidebar pop-up ads while I play a game because I can open them or ignore them. I love Microsoft Jigsaw, but the promo for Seeker notes is a complete pain. I've tried the games and don't like them. Please
    at least give us a choice whether we want to watch them or not.
  6. bleepinbloopin Win User

    No Sidebar, but the sound is there

    Exactly the same problem here. The sound effect for the sidebar but no sidebar. I tried a two year old work around that involved turning off high contrast in the accessibility tab under settings but it had no effect.
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