How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error
Taskbar is very important section where Program shortcuts, Notifications, Cortana Search bar, Start Menu and other facilities are provided. But Sometimes, Windows 10 shows flaws when Taskbar either disappears or does not respond with continuous triggering. In this article, we get to know about how to fix Windows 10 Taskbar not responding error in full details.

The problem might occurs due to several reasons such as Malware attack, Windows Firewall operation, Incomplete Update, Installing any third party application etc.
If you are facing similar problem into your PC then read the article till end of the solution. We have suggested few troubleshooting steps which must be followed sequentially. Apart from these troubleshooting, we have added related screenshots for better understanding of steps to our readers.

Procedure to fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Solution 1: Restart Windows Explorer Application

Step 1: Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager. When Task Manager Window will open, navigate to Processs Tab.
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Search for the Windows Explorer from the list. Right click the Windows explorer and choose Restart. After restart, check that problem is solved and Taskbar are operated without any delay or error. 

Solution 2: Perform System Restore with Previous Restore Point

This is one of the prior steps must be followed when troubleshooting misbehaves. You need to create a restore point. This can be done by pressing Windows key + S and type System Restore.
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Then, create a restore point (control panel) result will appear. Click on it. System Properties Windows will open. Click on System Restore. Click on Next.
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

If available, check Show more restore points option. Now select the desired restore point and click on Next
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Finally, follow the instructions available in Screen to complete the entire process.

Solution 3: Create a New Account and Perform Taskbar Operation

Step 1: Go to Settings Apps from the menu and open Accounts option. When Accounts Page will open. Navigate below to Family and Other Users. Scroll down to Other Users Section. Now, click on Add Someone else to this PC. 
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Step 2: One the next page, scroll down and click on "I don't have this person's sign-in information". A new window will open to Create a new account.
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Click on the "Add a user without a Microsoft account"option below. Click on Next. Enter the name and password of the new Administrator account.
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

You must ensure that the new account should be of administrator type. Select the correct Account type and press OK to continue

Solution 4: Check for Pending Windows Updates, Complete it. 

Step 1: Go to search bar and type update, select the matched content from the list. As a result, Settings window will open  with selected Windows Update label. 
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Step 2: On Windows Update label, Click on 'Check for updates'. Now you have to wait for few minutes or hours for complete Windows update installation. 

Solution 5: Enable Windows Firewall Service

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open Run dialog box. Type the command services.msc and press OK to continue. As a result, Services Windows will open. Scroll down to Windows Defender Firewall from the list of Services. Double-click on Windows Defender Firewall to open Properties Window. 
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Step 2: When Windows Defender Firewall Properties Window will open, Navigate to Startup Type and set the value to Manual, click on Apply and then OK to save the changes. When Windows Firewall is Active, follow Solution 6.

Solution 6: Use Powershell to run few commands

Step 1: Press Windows Key + X to open Menu Tool list. Select the Option Windows PowerShell (Admin). When PowerShell is opened.
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Type the command and press enter to continue..

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register”$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Step 2: After running the above code, restart the computer and check if problem is solved. 

Solution 7: Perform Complete Antivirus or Defender Scanning

Step 1: Go to Start Menu and type Windows Security, click on the matched content from the menu. As a result, Firewall and Network Protection window will open. Click on the Sheild Icon at the left of the Virus and threat protection window. 
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Step 2: On the same Window, you will find Quick Scan button. Just below it, there are few Advanced option for Scanning. Click on the Scan Options. After clicking on Scan options, check-mark on Full Scan radio button.
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Finally, Click on Scan Now button below. You need to wait few minutes to scan the Whole Computer. Proper scanning will show as well as delete the active Virus or Trozen in your Computer.

Solution 8: Uninstall Graphics Driver 

Step 1: Press Window Key + X to open Menu List. From the Menu list select Device Manager. The Device Manager can also be opened by Right clicking "This PC" at the Desktop. Right click and select Manage from the list. As a result, Device Manager Windows will open.
How to Fix Windows 10 Taskbar not Responding Error

Step 2: Navigate below to Display Adapter and Unwrap it. Right click and choose Uninstall the Graphics driver which is installed in your PC. After uninstall, restart the PC and see that problem is solved. 

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