How to Fix Windows 11 Taskbar Not Working Problem?

One may come across glitches after upgrading the system to Windows 11. However, these glitches are not very serious and can easily be resolved by applying simple solutions. One of the best things about Windows 11 is that it has an easy-to-use interface design and can be cleaned easily.

The taskbar in Windows 11 has shortcuts to app icons, widgets, start menu, and more. A lot of users have reported that Windows 11 taskbar fails to work on a second computer. If you are also going through this issue, then take a good look below as we have mentioned the solutions that you can apply to fix this problem. 

How do I Fix Windows 11 Taskbar not Working Issue?

Below, we have mentioned different solutions that you can apply to fix the taskbar not working issue on Windows 11. 

1) Restart Your PC

  • Press Windows key and X key simultaneously and then select Task Manager from the available options. 
  • Select File and then go running the new task. 
  • Now, a create new task window will open up before you. Enter cmd in the blank section and then select OK. 
  • After that, paste the code mentioned below to launch CMD. 
  • reg delete HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\IrisService /f && shutdown -r -t 0
  • After that, press enter and then your device will restart. 

Now check whether your taskbar is working or not. In case it isn't working, then apply the next solution.  

2) Reset Your Clock

Step 1: Press the Windows key and R key simultaneously. 

Step 2: Type control.exe in the search area and then select Ok. 

Step 3: Select the option of Clock and Region. 

Step 4: Now, select Date and Time. 

Step 5: After that, go to the tab of Internet Time. 

Step 6: Then, Change Settings. 

Step 7: Go back to the Date and Time tab and then choose the option of Change Dae and Time. 

Step 8: Select a future date and then click on OK. 

3) Uninstall Updates

Step 1: Press Windows and X key simultaneously to launch Task Manager. 

Step 2: Select the File option and then Run new task. 

Step 3: Enter control.exe in the blank section of the pop-up and then click on OK. 

Step 4: Select Programs by going to the Control Panel window. 

Step 5: Select the option of View installed updates under Programs and Features. 

Step 6: Go to the option of Update for Microsoft Windows and right-click on it. Now, uninstall the same.

Step 7: Restart your computer. Now, check if your taskbar is working properly or not. If the issue is fixed, then great. In case it is not fixed, then try the next solution. 

4) Restart Specific Services

Below mentioned are the steps that you need to follow to restart specific services. 

Step 1: Go to the Start menu and then right-click on it. Now, select Task Manager from the options appearing before you. 

Step 2: After that, click on the Processes tab. 

Step 3: Start searching for the Windows Explorer service. 

Step 4: Right-click on the same and then click on Restart. 

Step 5: Now, go to the Details tab. Select specific services that you don't need and then click on End Task for each of them. 

So, the above-mentioned are the 4 different solutions that can help you fix Windows 11 taskbar not working issue. 

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