How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar is Not Working Properly

On the day to day usages of Windows, we get in touch with some typical errors like Windows taskbar not working, and at that time we take help of Google and YouTube tutorials.

I am a tech geek, and I always try to explore some informative sources like Microsoft forum, Reddit, Quora, and other developer forums. One day, I was studying Microsoft forum in the morning and found that a lot of people asking for how to fix Windows 10 taskbar is not working error on Windows 10 operating system and today I decided to write a detailed article on this topic.

Are you also getting taskbar not working error on Windows 10 operating system? Believe me, and you can’t find any comprehensive guide on this subject than this. All you need is- give me your five precious minutes from the busy schedule, and I ensure you, this error can easily be fixed by following some simple steps.

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Why We Are Getting Taskbar Error on Windows 10

There could be any reason which causing the problem in Windows System UI and which reflects users to get Windows taskbar not working error. The problem might be in your Windows drivers or might be an error in Windows PowerShell. If we can find the exact reason of getting this error, we quickly fix it. So, here we’ll do hit and trial method and see which method will work.

Four Different Ways to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working Error 

As I mentioned above, we’ll do hit and trial method because we don’t know what the exact reason that causing taskbar not working issue on Windows 10 is. But still, I am sure that, the first or second method is enough to fix it.

…Let’s start with the first method to fix taskbar not working error.

Method #1- Scan Outdated Drivers and Update it to latest version

We forget to update our PC drivers to the latest version, and later this mistake leads to Windows UI and other many errors. Windows Taskbar Not Working is one of the common error out of them, and we can fix it by updating the PC drivers to latest version.

If you don’t know how to update Windows PC drivers then follow the steps given below-

There is a very popular tool called Driver Talent which scans your Windows PC drivers and tells you the outdated drivers out of them. Well, this tool is free to examine outdated drivers, but for fixing and updating directly, you requires a premium subscription of this tool. Although, I recommend you to scan our device outdated drivers, make a list and visit to your PC manufacturer’s website and download the driver from there. Even you can find the latest drivers on Microsoft website also.

Follow this steps to update the drivers-

Step #1- Download Driver Talent Software on PC

Driver Talent is the one of best and highly popular Windows error fixing tool. I recommend you to go to this link and download the Driver Talent Setup file for Windows.

Step #2- Install Driver Talent Software on Windows PC

Once you click on the above link, an Exe Setup will start downloading on your PC. Wait until downloading process is finished. Now visit your download folder and double click on Driver Talent Setup and follow all instructions to complete the installation process.

Step #3- Launch Driver Talent and Scan the PC

Now you need to launch the Driver Talent tool and scan your PC for the outdated driver. Once the scanning process is finished, you need to download it and install. In the free version of driver talent, you can download only. You require manual steps to complete the installation even you can note down all drivers and visit Microsoft or your manufacturer’s website to download it.

Step #4- Restart PC to Apply Changes

When the installation process is finished, you need to restart your PC to apply the changes. Now you can see, you will not get Windows taskbar not working error any more on your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1.

Method #2- Restart Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer could be another reason to cause taskbar not working error on Windows 10 or Windows 8.1. We recommend you to restart your Windows Explorer once to fix Taskbar menu not working on Windows 10. Here you can follow the steps to restart Windows Explorer.

Step #1- Open Task Manger

Press Ctrl+ Shift+ Esc together to open the task manager.

Step #2- Right Click on Windows Explorer

Right, click on Windows Explorer option and select Restart option to complete the process.

Step #3- Reboot your PC to apply changes 

Method #3- Use Windows PowerShell

Check whether your Windows Taskbar Not Working problem solve or not. If not then you need to play with Windows PowerShell. With this step, your Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working problem will be solved for sure. All you need to do is just follow the steps along with me, and your taskbar error will be fixed permanently.

Step #1- Open Run Command

In very first step, you need to open the run command and type PowerShell in it. After typing PowerShell in Run command prompt hit the ENTER button on your keyboard.

Step #2- Paste the following command in Windows PowerShell

Once the PowerShell Command Prompt opened, paste the following command line there:

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

Step #3- Close the PowerShell:

Close the Windows PowerShell and go to C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/ folder.

Step #4- Delete TileDataLayer Folder

Select the TileDataLayer Folder and delete it permanently and then Reboot Your PC.

Method #4- Update All Available Windows Updates

Windows is regularly releasing security and bug fixes updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. You need to download all updates from the Control Panel. I recommend setup you Windows Update setting to default. It automatically downloads all latest updates and installs it on your PC on a regular basis.

Final Words

Microsoft users regularly getting in touch with some errors after Windows 8 and Windows Taskbar Not Working is one the most prominent error that every Windows 10 users are getting. Here I have mentioned the four different ways to fix that error permanently, and Windows Outdated Drivers and Windows PowerShell method is most effective out of them. I recommend you to try the first method initially and see whether taskbar not working error is fixed or not. If not then move to the third method finally i.e. Windows PowerShell configuration. With Windows PowerShell configuration you can fix Windows 10 taskbar not working error permanently.

Anytime you are free to ask any query in the comment box, but before that, I request you to share this guide on Social Medias so that others can also fix their error. It’ll help me to boost my work efficiency, and I can come up with some more useful guide in future.

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