Since Windows 10 is more and more widely used, more and more problems on the system occur as users reported. Taskbar frozen
is one of the many issues on Windows 10. If taskbar frozen, you just cannot use it at all, no start menu, no icon… And also when you use some shortcut like Windows + X or Windows + R, your Windows 10 won’t respond. It’s such an annoying problem though, you still can solve it with the tried-and-true fixes we’re going to show you.
Fix 1. Restart Windows Explorer in Task Manager
at the same time to open Task Manager.
Scroll down on Process
Find and highlight Windows Explorer
Then click Restart
at bottom right.
Now your Windows Explorer will start again.
Try to access Taskbar on your Windows 10 now.
Fix 2. Run System File Checker to repair Windows Files
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc at the same time to open Task Manager.
> Run a new task
Then type explorer
in the pop-up box and click OK
Now File Explorer is open.
Head to C: \ Windows \ System32
Then scroll down on System32 folder to find and right-click on cmd.exe
Choose Run as administrator
and click Yes
when prompted by User Account Control.
Type sfc /scannow
on the command prompt window showing up to you.
Then press Enter key to run it.
Wait till Verification 100% complete.
Fix 3. Run DISM Image Management Command
As some users reported, run DISM(Deployment Image Servicing and Management ) Image Management Command fix the error on their Windows 10. So if Fix 1 & 2 unluckily did not help you, try this fix please.
Follow step 1-3 of Fix 2
to run command prompt as administrator.
Type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
in the command prompt window.
to run it.
Wait till operation 100% complete.
That’s it. Hope you can get your taskbar work again with the help of this post.
Please feel free to leave your comment below for any questions, thanks.