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Windows 10 Taskbar Frozen

Encountering a problem with the latest version of OS is very common. Some users who upgraded their OS to Windows 10 have reported that the taskbar is freezing multiple times. If you’re encountering the same problem, continue reading this page to know how to fix the “Windows 10 taskbar frozen” problem.

Quick and simple troubleshooting methods to fix the “Windows 10 Taskbar frozen” problem

Method 1: Restarting Windows Explorer 

  • On your Windows 10 computer, open the Task Manager window by pressing the following buttons “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” at the same time.
  • Now, go to the Processes menu and select the Windows Processes option.
  • Click Windows Explorer > Restart. 
  • Now, Windows Explorer will restart.

After the Explorer app restarts, check if the taskbar is working. If not, try the next method given below.

Method 2: Using Powershell

  • Initially, enable the Windows Firewall feature on your computer if it is disabled. To verify and enable it, open the Task Manager screen and select More Details > Services >MpsSvc. Check to make sure that the Windows Firewall feature is running.
  • Next, open the Run application.
  • Run the following command “Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers followed by Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}”

Method 3: Enabling the User Manager

If the User Manager is disabled on your Windows 10, there is a chance for these kinds of issues to occur. To enable the user manager, perform the simple steps given below.

  • Open Run.
  • In the Run field, type the “services.msc” command and tap Enter.
  • Now, locate and double-click on the User Manager option.
  • Select the Automatic option from the Startup Type drop-down menu.
  • Click the OK button.
  • If prompted, restart your Windows 10 computer.

Now, check if the “Windows 10 taskbar frozen” problem is fixed. If not, perform the next method given below.

Method 4: Turn off or disable the recently opened items

  • Open the Settings screen.
  • Click Personalization > Start.
  • Locate the “Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar” option and unselect it.
  • Now, check if the taskbar is working properly. If not, try the next one.

Method 5: Uninstall the unwanted applications

  • Open the Applications screen.
  • Locate the unwanted application and double-click on it.
  • Click the Uninstall button, followed by OK.
  • Similarly, uninstall the other applications.
  • After uninstalling all the applications, restart your Windows 10 computer. 

Method 6: Create and use a new user account

If your Microsoft account settings are not configured correctly, there is a chance for these kinds of problems to occur. Create a new Microsoft user account to fix this problem. The following instructions explain the same.

  • On the Settings screen, click the Accounts option.
  • Select Family and Other Users > Add Someone Else to this PC > I don’t have this person’s sign-in information. 
  • Click the following option "Add a user without a Microsoft Account."
  • Create the account by following the on-screen instructions.

After creating the account, import the data from your previous account and start using the computer.If the “Windows 10 taskbar frozen” problem persists, even after performing the above methods, contact us.