taskbar isnt working, windows key unresponsive, setting not opening,

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taskbar dissapeared and does not open, windows key is not working, the dism and sfc commands dont do anything, the windows explorer file in task manager is gone, details section in task manager is empty, settings wont open it shows application not found error, the powershell install windows applications again command shows all errors, in safe mode everything is normal though but i need internet to work so

Windows 11
Windows 11
A Microsoft operating system designed for productivity, creativity, and ease of use.
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  1. S.Sengupta 14,641 Reputation points MVP

    System Restore allows you to revert your system to a previous working state. If you recently made changes that caused problems, this can be a good option.

    Reset This PC (Keep My Files):

    This option reinstalls Windows 11 while keeping your personal files intact. This can be helpful for resolving various system issues.

    Open Settings.

    Go to System and select Recovery.

    Click on Reset this PC.

    Choose the option "Keep my files".

    This process will take some time as it reinstalls Windows.

    You may create a new user account with the same administrative privileges.

  2. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 29,311 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi point,

    Thanks for your post. Based on my research, there are several reasons that could cause the Start menu and taskbar to stop working and fail.

    • Corrupt system files
    • Installed faulty or incompatible software
    • Outdated OS
    • Lack of system memory
    • Hidden taskbar

    You can refer the following article to see the methods of repairing.

    FIXED - Start Menu & Taskbar Not Working on Windows 10? | Stellar (stellarinfo.com)

    Note: This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it.

    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue

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