Windows 11 taskbar doesnt work

random person 1 Reputation point
2022-08-20T00:40:31.813+00:00

I recently updated windows 11 and now the taskbar only shows a blank white bar, can't refresh the taskbar because the settings app somehow got uninstalled, I even tried uninstalling the update and it still didn't work.

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  1. Kapil Arya 7,791 Reputation points MVP
    2022-08-20T11:32:17.557+00:00

    Hello,

    See if this fix helps you:

    https://www.kapilarya.com/fix-taskbar-not-working-in-windows-11

    Let us know if this helps!

    Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog by a trusted Microsoft MVP.

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  2. Reza-Ameri 16,846 Reputation points
    2022-08-20T16:22:10.263+00:00

    If you able to open the Command prompt as administrator or Windows Terminal, then type the following command:

    sfc /scannow

    Press enter and let it runs and see if it solved the problem.

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  3. S.Sengupta 16,481 Reputation points MVP
    2022-08-21T01:16:06.267+00:00

    It may happen due to screen resolution. Change Screen Resolution and recheck the issue. You may also need to uninstall, reinstall and update the graphic card driver.

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  4. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points
    2022-08-22T14:33:56.927+00:00

    Hello there,

    In the Task Manager window, switch to the “Processes” tab, look for the “Windows Explorer” service. Right-click on this service and select “Restart”.Now, switch to the “Details” tab in the Task Manager. Look for the below-listed services, right-click one each, and select “End Task” in the same order:

    -ShellExperienceHost.exe
    -SearchIndexer.exe
    -SearchHost.exe
    -RuntimeBroker.exe

    As soon as you ‘End Task’ for all the aforementioned processes, simply close the Task Manager window and check the taskbar.

    I hope this information helps. If you have any questions please let me know and I will be glad to help you out.

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