Effective Ways to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Frozen Error

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The number of Windows 10 users are getting higher day by day. It also means that many new problems start to occur due to the hardware differences. One of the problems that appears recently is the Taskbar Frozen.

When the taskbar is frozen, it is useless. We cannot open the Start Menu, no icon. The shortcuts like Windows+X and Windows+R don’t work at all. It is terrible because you cannot work on your computer if this error happens. Thus, follow the methods from this post to fix the Windows 10 taskbar frozen.

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How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Frozen Error

Fix 1. Restart Windows Explorer in Task Manager

1) Press Ctrl Shift Esc at the same time to open Task Manager.

2) Scroll down on Process panel. Find and highlight Windows Explorer. Then, click Restart at bottom right.

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3) 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

1) Press Ctrl Shift Esc at the same time to open Task Manager.

2) Click File Run a new task. Then, type explorer in the pop-up box and click OK.

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3) 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.

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4) Type sfc /scannow on the command prompt window showing up to you. Then press Enter key to run it. Wait till Verification 100% complete.

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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.

1) Follow step 1-3 of Fix 2 to run command prompt as administrator.

2) Type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in the command prompt window. Press Enter to run it. Wait till operation 100% complete.

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Conclusion

That’s all! We hope the methods above can resolve your taskbar and it works normally again. Should you find methods that don’t work, feel free to let us know. We will try to find new methods. Thank you for reading, Folks!

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