Solved Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working

If you are facing problem like Windows 10 taskbar not working then you have come to right place. We have summaries around 6 methods which you can implement to solve your taskbar problem. We all know how frustration it feels when your Windows taskbar did not work or give different problems.

Solved Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working

Windows 10 has many features but taskbar is the most powerful of them all. Our 99% works in Windows 10 revolve around taskbar. Taskbar is the essential utility which everyone uses daily. We have identified few taskbar related issues which you can solve by using our methods.

Method 1. Fix “windows 10 Taskbar Not Working” with command prompt

If you are facing problem related to some icon gone missing in your taskbar, then you can follow these steps to recover it. This method will use command prompt, which you can open with 2 different method.

  1. Open command prompt by pressing (windows key+ R key) and type cmd in the run command


Open quick link menu by pressing (windows key + X key) and select the Command prompt (admin) from the list.

  1. Copy and paste this code in the command prompt window and press enter

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  1. Your taskbar has been reset now, to take it effect you need to restart your PC.

 Method 2. Solve Taskbar Problem by Restarting your Windows 10

The simplest method to solve taskbar problem is to restart your Windows 10. Before attempting to any other method given below, just restart your system. Check if your PC is due to install any Windows critical updates. May be your Windows is not updated with latest windows installs /patch. So, a fresh restart can solve your Windows 10 taskbar problem.

If you are not able to restart your system manually then follow these steps:

  1. Hit “Alt + Ctrl+ Del” key together
  2. Windows prompt will come, now navigate to the bottom right and click on power option present there
  3. Select restart option

Check if your taskbar is working after restarting Windows system. If it still not works, do not worry, just follow the other method listed below.

Method 3. Update your Windows 10 Drives to fix Taskbar problem

Our 99% work revolve around the taskbar, and if our taskbar is not working, it feels so much irritating. Most of time a simple software drives update does the trick and we get back our working taskbar. You should always update your software drivers which are not compatible with Windows 10. To update your drives, you should follow these steps

Step 1. Identify the Outdated Windows 10 Drives

  • Open command prompt by pressing (windows +R) and typing cmd in the search bar.

command prompt

  • Now type
  • driverquery /fo CSV > drivers.csv


driver csv

  • You can also use any third-party software to scan your system drives.

Step2. Update drives in Windows 10

How to update drivers in windows 10 in easy steps

You will surprise to know that drives update in Windows 10 are automatic. Many devices such as network adapters, monitors, printers and videos graphics drives are automatically installed though Windows Update.

But as we are facing difficulty in taskbar we will again try to update the drivers or reinstalling it. Here are the few procedures you should follow:

  1. Open Device Manager à Press (windows + R) and type devmgmt.msc in the run dialog box.
  2. Expand one of the categories and find name of any outdate device. Right -click and select Update Driver. For example, to update graphics card, expand Display adapters category, right-click the desire graphic card and select Update Driver.
  3. Select the option “search automatically for updated driver software”.
  4. Windows will search for new driver for the software. If windows did not find the updated driver, you can also try to look on the device manufacturer’s website.

NOTE: if the following steps don’t work, just uninstall the device and restart your PC. Windows will reinstall the driver present in its database.

Method 4. Using Windows PowerShell Utility

What is PowerShell?

PowerShell is a very powerful command line utility tool which is developed by Microsoft for task automation and configuration management. Developers use this utility to address different type of scripting problem if arise in Microsoft programs. It is based in .NET Framework and work very effective in windows environment.

We can find taskbar solution by using PowerShell software.

  1. Press (Windows + R) and type PowerShell in the run dialog box.
  2. This will open Windows PowerShell
  3. Copy and paste this code in the PowerShell windows and press enter to save it.

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

  1. Now restart your PC and check if your taskbar problem is solved or not.

Method 5. System Restore to solve taskbar problem

If all the above method did not work, consider for system restore. This option is used when your system behaves improper after loading some software. You can use this method to get your taskbar problem solve. Just restore your system to any previous system restore point and your taskbar problem will be solve. If you don’t know how to do system restore, follow these simple steps:

How to use system restore option?

  1. Open control panel by pressing (windows + R) and type control panel

control panel

  • Now click on system and security present in the Control panel.
  • Click on system present in the system and security page


  • Click on the system protection link present in the left side of the system page.

restore option

  • From there you will get Restore button present under the system protection tab.
  • Click on next from the system restore window and select the desire date to be restored.
  • Confirm the restore point you want to restore and click finish button.

Method 6. Add a New User Account

If your system still has issues related to taskbar, then you may consider to add a new user account in your system. There are many times when your present users account got some problem and still behave erratic. Follow these simple steps to add new user to your system and you might get your taskbar reappearing to your system.

6 Steps to create a new user account in Windows 10

1.  Open settings tab by pressing Windows (button) + I present in your keyboard.

account creating

2. Tap or Click on Accounts (Your accounts, emails, sync, work, family)

account creating

3. Click on Family & Other people à Add someone else to this PC

user account

4.  Now Click on “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information

user account creation

5. Add a user without a Microsoft account


6. Now fill this form with name, password and password hint

user account creation


We hope that after going thorough this article, your problem might get solved. If you still cannot fix your Windows 10 taskbar, please comment below and we will look after your problem. We hope that this article covers all the possible method out there to fix Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working.

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