How do I fix taskbar?

Kailee 0 Reputation points

Hello! My laptop taskbar is frozen and I cant open settings or search from the taskbar at all. When I try and press my taskbar or press the windows button on my keyboard, the screen goes black and wont open it at all. Can someone help me? Ive been researching for the past couple hours and nothing is working! Please answer ASAP

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
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  1. S.Sengupta 13,366 Reputation points MVP

    Restart Windows Explorer and check.

    Type “sfc /scannow” in the command prompt (open as admin) window and enter. Wait for the SFC to complete the scan and restart the computer.

    Also try this in command prompt window:

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    Perform a Clean Boot

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  2. Limitless Technology 43,231 Reputation points

    Hi, thanks for coming into the forums. I'm also a user like you and I'll be more than happy to help you to the best of my knowledge.

    1. Press on your keyboard the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key to open the task manager, find Windows Explorer under the Processes tab, right-click it then select restart.
    2. Run the SFC scan & update all pending updates for your Window, below is the link for the complete guide.

    1. Press on your keyboard the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key to open task manager > click Run new task > type Powershell and hit Enter > right click on the PowerShell from the taskbar and select Run as Administrator. Copy and paste the command below:

    Get-appxpackage -all shellexperience -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}

    Hit Enter, once completed, run the command below.

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    Restart your PC.

    1. If that still didn't work, reset your PC, click this link for the complete guide

    If the reply is helpful, please Upvote and Accept it as an answer.

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