Taskbar not Working

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Are you clicking on icons at the task bar but nothing happens?
Or are the icons not shown on your task bar? Or even worse, is the task bar not there at all?

Follow the below steps to fix your issues with the task bar, and get back to more fun stuff.

Restart computer
Restart Windows Explorer
DISM cleanup
Update drivers

Restart computer

Restarting your computer is this magic feature that solves by far most problems.
Try this first.

Restart Windows Explorer

Open the Task Manager by clicking Ctrl + Shift + Esc
Scroll down to find the Windows Explorer. Right click on it and click ‘Restart’.


It shouldn’t take long to restart it. Check if this fixed your taskbar issue.

DISM cleanup

Use Windows key + X to open the quick menu.
From the quick menu, click on Command Prompt (Admin)
Now you will get the screen asking you if you ‘Do you want to allow this App to make changes to your device. Click ‘Yes’.


Now paste the following line in the prompt, and click enter.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Update drivers

Updating drivers is something that helps to solve many problems.
Follow instructions here.

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