Fix – Taskbar is Not Responding in Windows 11 [Solved]

In spite of improving the Windows 10 version and introducing the best version of windows by Microsoft, it still has a few flaws on which they are working. Recently many windows users are facing an issue where suddenly the windows 11 taskbar stopped working or became unresponsive to any clicks or events.

They are not sure what should be done now. Since the taskbar is the main factor while using any windows system or desktop for that matter.

If you are going through a similar situation on your system, then don’t worry! we have got you some of the great solutions which will greatly help in fixing this issue.

Workaround – Try restarting your system once after closing all the applications and folders/files that are open on the system and check if this helped. If not, try other solutions given below in this post.


Fix 1 – Restart Windows Explorer

When windows explorer gets stuck/hanged, this can make the taskbar unresponsive on the windows 11 system. Therefore restarting the windows explorer using task manager, might help in resolving this issue.

Here are the steps to be followed on how to do it.

Step 1: To open the Task Manager on your system, press the CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys simultaneously on the keyboard.

Step 2: Next, go to the Processes tab.

Step 3: Then, you should look for the Windows Explorer app from the list (Sometimes it might be listed under Windows processes) and right-click on it and select Restart from the context menu as shown below.


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Step 4: As soon as it is restarted, the taskbar will blink once. Now check if it is responding and working fine!

Step 5: You can close the Task Manager window if you want.

Fix 2 – Change Taskbar Registry using Registry Editor

Before you proceed, we recommend the users export or save the registry file by referring to this article because if you can never revert the registry file back if you have no backup and this can damage the system.

Step 1: Open the Run command box by pressing the Windows and R keys together on the keyboard.

Step 2: Once the Run box appears, type regedit in the textbox and press Enter key.

Step 3: It will prompt the UAC window on the screen. You should accept it by clicking Yes to continue launching the Registry Editor.


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Step 4: Now type or copy-paste the path given below in the address bar on the top of the registry editor window and then, hit the Enter key.





Step 5: Now you have reached the Advanced registry key on the left side of the editor window.

Step 6: On the right side, open the TaskbarSd DWORD value properties window by double-clicking on it.


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Step 7: Set the value data to 1 in the textbox and then click OK as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 8: Next, close the registry editor and reboot your system.

See if this worked!

Fix 3 – Re-register the Taskbar via PowerShell

Sometimes, the taskbar might get deregistered due to some unknown issues in the system. So we are guiding you here with some steps on how you can re-register the taskbar using the PowerShell app.

Step 1: Pressing and holding Windows + R keys on the keyboard launches the run command box on the system.

Step 2: Now type powershell in the run box and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER keys together on the keyboard.

Step 3: This will ask you to accept the UAC prompt on the screen. Please click Yes to continue.


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Step 4: Now copy-paste the below line in the powershell window and press Enter key to execute it.


Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}


Step 5: This will re-register the taskbar of your system.


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Step 6: Once done, close the PowerShell app window and restart the windows explorer once using task manager.

Now check if this resolved the issue.

Fix 4 – Run SFC Scan and Perform RestoreHealth using DISM

Step 1: Press the Windows key and type cmd.

Step 2: Then, right-click on the command prompt app and click Run as administrator from the list as shown below.

Step 3: Accept the UAC prompt to continue by clicking Yes.


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Step 4: Now you need to type sfc /scannow in the command prompt and press Enter key to start scanning the system.

Step 5: Once the scanning is done, if there are any corrupted files found, please replace them.


Sfc Scannow Command Prompt


Step 6: Next, type the below line and hit Enter key to execute it.


DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


Dism Restore Command


Step 7: This will restore the system using the DISM tool.

Step 8: Now that it is made sure that there are no corrupted files on the system, close the command prompt and restart the system.

Hope this should fix the problem.

Fix 5 – Change the Date and Time settings

Step 1: Press the Windows key on the keyboard and type Date & time settings.

Step 2: Then, press Enter key to open the Date & time settings page on your system.


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Step 3: Next, Scroll down the page to the bottom and click the Additional clocks option as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 4: This opens the Date and time window.

Step 5: Go to the Date and time tab and make sure the date, time, and time zone are correct. Otherwise, adjust them by clicking the Change date and time option to adjust the date and time and if you want to adjust the time zone, click the Change time zone button as shown below.



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Step 6: Next go to the Internet Time tab.

Step 7: Click Change settings to open the Internet Time settings window.

Step 8: Check the Synchronize with an Internet time server.

Step 9: then, select the from the Server dropdown menu and click Update now.

Step 10: At last click OK to close the Internet Time settings window.


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Step 11: Then, close the Date and time window as well.

Fix 6 – Change the Taskbar settings

Step 1: Press the Windows key and type taskbar settings and press Enter key.

Step 2: This opens the Taskbar settings page on the system.


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Step 3: Scroll down the page and click the Taskbar behaviors option once to expand it.


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Step 4: Under the Taskbar behaviors, make sure the Show my taskbar on all displays checkbox is checked and also select the All taskbars option from the dropdown menu of When using multiple displays, show my taskbar apps on option as shown in the below screenshot.

NOTE: These two options are greyed out here in the screenshot because there are no multiple displays connected to the system. If you are having multiple displays, these options will be available to you.

Step 5: Once done, also uncheck the Automatically hide the taskbar checkbox to make sure the taskbar is always present on the screen.


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Step 6: Close the Taskbar page once you are done.