Solved Missing Windows 11 Toolbar after Windows update.


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Opened Win 11 this morning and there was an update to windows, which I downloaded and started the installation.
This lasted so long, I rebooted the PC (held button down 4 seconds) and when it re-loaded, the Windows Toolbar was missing.
Have used SFC, DISM, DSKCHK to see if there are any problems with the system - None.
Have looked at some different options from the Internet, to no avail.
Has anybody got some ideas on what the problem might be.
At one point I saw a message about 'ms-settings' not having an App, so this might be a good starting point.
Any idea how to progress this please?
 

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    Upgraded from Win 10 to Win 11 on 22/10/21.
the Windows Toolbar was missing.
Do you mean "taskbar"? If so, are you running any 3rd party apps that alter the GUI. If so, either update to a newer version of the app or uninstall it. Restart and see if taskbar comes back.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
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    Dell Optiplex 7080
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    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
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    DELL 0J37VM
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    32 gb
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    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
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    Integrated Realtek
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    Benq 27
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    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
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    Defender+MWB Premium
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    i7-4770
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    24 gb
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    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
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    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
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    500w
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    Dell factory
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    Logitech wireless
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    Logitech wired
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    still not telling
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    Firefox
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    Defender+MWB Premium
I rebooted the PC (held button down 4 seconds)
That usually is about 8 seconds to get a full shutdown, I go a little longer to make sure.
 

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    Win11 Pro RTM
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    Dell Vostro 3400
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    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
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    12GB
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    256GB SSD NVMe
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    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
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    Dell Vostro 5890
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    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
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    16GB
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    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
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    24" Dell
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    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
Opened Win 11 this morning and there was an update to windows, which I downloaded and started the installation.
This lasted so long, I rebooted the PC (held button down 4 seconds) and when it re-loaded, the Windows Toolbar was missing.
Have used SFC, DISM, DSKCHK to see if there are any problems with the system - None.
Have looked at some different options from the Internet, to no avail.
Has anybody got some ideas on what the problem might be.
At one point I saw a message about 'ms-settings' not having an App, so this might be a good starting point.
Any idea how to progress this please?

I assume you mean taskbar not toolbar. Is the Start Menu present?
You said you have used the typical system checkers, how did you run those without a taskbar?
Could you tell us what 3rd party program(s)/app(s) you use at start-up.
Please post screenshot if possible.
 

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  • OS
    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
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    Laptop
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    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
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    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
Apologies - Taskbar not Toolbar.
There is absolutely nothing where the Taskbar should be, no 'Start' icon etc.
Have checked all round the edges of the screen as well, although mine was only ever moved to the 'left' of the screen at the bottom.
As far as I know there are no 3rd party apps that alter the GUI except that which works for the graphics board, which hasn't been updated for a while.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 OS build 22631.3235 (First install 22H2 ‎04/‎10/‎22)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Hand built to my Spec
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Z390-Plus Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 3.200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8 GB
    Sound Card
    On Motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BENQ GL2780E 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSDs and 1 HDD
    PSU
    Corsair RM750X Gold - 750w
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R6 Black/Silent Case
    Cooling
    1 CPU fan and 5 case fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logi
    Internet Speed
    200Mbps down 20Mbps up
    Browser
    Edge and Crome
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm
    Other Info
    Upgraded from Win 10 to Win 11 on 22/10/21.
Apologies - Taskbar not Toolbar.
There is absolutely nothing where the Taskbar should be, no 'Start' icon etc.
Have checked all round the edges of the screen as well, although mine was only ever moved to the 'left' of the screen at the bottom.
As far as I know there are no 3rd party apps that alter the GUI except that which works for the graphics board, which hasn't been updated for a while.
Go to your command line the same way you ran sfc and enter the following:

Code:
net user administrator /active: yes

Now log out and select user Administrator. (please be patient as it needs to load a few things)
Does the GUI load then?
 

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    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
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    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
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    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
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    Laptop
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    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
I assume you mean taskbar not toolbar. Is the Start Menu present?
You said you have used the typical system checkers, how did you run those without a taskbar?
Could you tell us what 3rd party program(s)/app(s) you use at start-up.
Please post screenshot if possible.
No start menu.
To get to "CMD as Admin" is a convoluted process via Task manager and creating a new process.
It took me a little while to work out how to do this as most things suggested on the internet were suggestions that involving mechanisms that I had no access too.
Any 3rd party programs used at start-up have been used without problems for some time time now - Is that what you wanted a screenshot of?
 

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    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 OS build 22631.3235 (First install 22H2 ‎04/‎10/‎22)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Hand built to my Spec
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Z390-Plus Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 3.200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8 GB
    Sound Card
    On Motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BENQ GL2780E 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSDs and 1 HDD
    PSU
    Corsair RM750X Gold - 750w
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R6 Black/Silent Case
    Cooling
    1 CPU fan and 5 case fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logi
    Internet Speed
    200Mbps down 20Mbps up
    Browser
    Edge and Crome
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm
    Other Info
    Upgraded from Win 10 to Win 11 on 22/10/21.
No start menu.
To get to "CMD as Admin" is a convoluted process via Task manager and creating a new process.
It took me a little while to work out how to do this as most things suggested on the internet were suggestions that involving mechanisms that I had no access too.
Any 3rd party programs used at start-up have been used without problems for some time time now - Is that what you wanted a screenshot of?
By 3rd party, I mean something like Explorer patcher or anything that will modify the behavior of Windows itself.
What is your version please? Ctrl+Alt+Del , select Task Manager,Run New Task , Winver.exe
 

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    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
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    Laptop
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    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
By 3rd party, I mean something like Explorer patcher or anything that will modify the behavior of Windows itself.
What is your version please? Ctrl+Alt+Del , select Task Manager,Run New Task , Winver.exe
Don't think I run any 3rd party stuff like that then.
Version is 23H2 (OS Build 22631.3235)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 OS build 22631.3235 (First install 22H2 ‎04/‎10/‎22)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Hand built to my Spec
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Z390-Plus Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 3.200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8 GB
    Sound Card
    On Motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BENQ GL2780E 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSDs and 1 HDD
    PSU
    Corsair RM750X Gold - 750w
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R6 Black/Silent Case
    Cooling
    1 CPU fan and 5 case fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logi
    Internet Speed
    200Mbps down 20Mbps up
    Browser
    Edge and Crome
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm
    Other Info
    Upgraded from Win 10 to Win 11 on 22/10/21.
Don't think I run any 3rd party stuff like that then.
Version is 23H2 (OS Build 22631.3235)
Thank you.
So the log on as Administrator did not bring the interface either?
How about Ctrl+Alt+Del , select Task Manager,Run New Task , explorer.exe ?
 

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    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
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    Laptop
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    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
So the log on as Administrator did not bring the interface either?
I haven't done that as I am not certain what the password is for Admin, and I don't want to lock myself completely out of the PC.

On a different slant, I just discovered that both KB5035226 and KB5034848 were installed this morning, before it locked up.
I had walked away to allow it to do it's thing, but didn't realize there were 2 updates.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 OS build 22631.3235 (First install 22H2 ‎04/‎10/‎22)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Hand built to my Spec
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Z390-Plus Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 3.200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8 GB
    Sound Card
    On Motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BENQ GL2780E 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSDs and 1 HDD
    PSU
    Corsair RM750X Gold - 750w
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R6 Black/Silent Case
    Cooling
    1 CPU fan and 5 case fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logi
    Internet Speed
    200Mbps down 20Mbps up
    Browser
    Edge and Crome
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm
    Other Info
    Upgraded from Win 10 to Win 11 on 22/10/21.
I haven't done that as I am not certain what the password is for Admin, and I don't want to lock myself completely out of the PC.
There is no password for admin if you did not set it . Just press enter. You will not get locked out.
Besides you aee already locked out as it is, in a way.
In order to find a solution, it is crucial to see if the behavior is repeated with another user.
If that does not work, use a restore point from before the updates.
Good luck.
 

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  • OS
    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
There is no password for admin if you did not set it . Just press enter. You will not get locked out.
Besides you aee already locked out as it is, in a way.
In order to find a solution, it is crucial to see if the behavior is repeated with another user.
If that does not work, use a restore point from before the updates.
Good luck.
I'm currently waiting for the Win 11 PC to log in as Administrator - taking a while. Will let you know what happens when it finishes.
In the meantime I believe the KB5035226 looks like a strange update - not in the update history for Win 11 as far as I can see!
I'll double check that number when the PC is back online.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 OS build 22631.3235 (First install 22H2 ‎04/‎10/‎22)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Hand built to my Spec
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Z390-Plus Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 3.200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8 GB
    Sound Card
    On Motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BENQ GL2780E 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSDs and 1 HDD
    PSU
    Corsair RM750X Gold - 750w
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R6 Black/Silent Case
    Cooling
    1 CPU fan and 5 case fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logi
    Internet Speed
    200Mbps down 20Mbps up
    Browser
    Edge and Crome
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm
    Other Info
    Upgraded from Win 10 to Win 11 on 22/10/21.
There is no password for admin if you did not set it . Just press enter. You will not get locked out.
Please see attached for Administrator login screen.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 OS build 22631.3235 (First install 22H2 ‎04/‎10/‎22)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Hand built to my Spec
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Z390-Plus Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 3.200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8 GB
    Sound Card
    On Motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BENQ GL2780E 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSDs and 1 HDD
    PSU
    Corsair RM750X Gold - 750w
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R6 Black/Silent Case
    Cooling
    1 CPU fan and 5 case fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logi
    Internet Speed
    200Mbps down 20Mbps up
    Browser
    Edge and Crome
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm
    Other Info
    Upgraded from Win 10 to Win 11 on 22/10/21.
I don't see a taskbar or is it hidden ?
The update you installed would be an Preview update which should never
be installed until the patch Tuesday updates as it will be included in that
batch. Since the updates were not permitted to finish before you restarted
the PC I'm pretty sure the updates did not finish the process and as such
you are now missing some Windows components.
IF you have a System Restore point as was mentioned by @OAT , I believe
this would be the best path to follow. Just make sure to Exit (not uninstall)
all 3rd party security programs before using the restore app.
 

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  • OS
    windows 11 22631.3447
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Raider GE76
    CPU
    Core i9 12th gen 12900HK 2.9 MHz
    Motherboard
    MSI
    Memory
    32 Gigs DDR5-4800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia RTX 3070 Ti / 8 Gigs DDR6
    Sound Card
    DYNAUDIO - Klipsch 2.1 THX - Sound Effects by Nahimic 3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" 1920 x 1080 360 Hz 3 ms, IPS / Connected to MSI 32 inch curved @ 165 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 / Both
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 2TB (OS) - Solidigm P41 2TB (Storage)
    PSU
    280 watts
    Case
    MSI GE series
    Cooling
    internal
    Keyboard
    Steelseries
    Mouse
    G903 Lightspeed
    Internet Speed
    1000 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox / Opera GX- Do not like Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes'
    Other Info
    just ask.
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    Windows 10 22H2
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI GT73 7RE VR Titan
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9 Ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI
    Memory
    16 Gigs DDR4 2400 Mhz
    Graphics card(s)
    nVidia 1070 8GB RAM
    Sound Card
    DYNAUDIO / Nahimic 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    IPS / 120HZ
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P
    Hard Drives
    Samsung NVME EVO 970 1TB / Samsung SSD (SATA) 1TB
    PSU
    240 watts
    Case
    MSI
    Cooling
    Internal
    Mouse
    Logitech G903 Lightspeed
    Keyboard
    Steelseries
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s
    Browser
    Firefox / Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes'
    Other Info
    none.
In order to access your restore point(s), do as above for other tasks but instead enter:

Code:
rstrui.exe
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
I agree about the System Restore Point!
The Restore is most likely going to be your best bet.

Just a Question: What happens when you press the Windows Key on the Keyboard?
Does the Start Menu Open, I don't recall anyone asking?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 (OS Build 22631.3155)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Zenbook Flip 15 - UX562UG Q508U
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with Radeon Graphics - 1.8GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. UX562UG Q508U
    Memory
    8gb ddr4
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce MX450 4gb / AMD Radeon Graphics 512mb
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device - Harman/Kardon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    My Asus_Splendid - Four-Sided NanoEdge Touchsereen
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080p x 60 hertz
    Hard Drives
    1TB WD Blue SN570 SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech Anywhere Mouse - Asus Precision Touchpad
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
About missing components:- Surely "sfc /scannow" or "DISM ...etc" would have found them. They found nothing.
About pressing the Windows Key:- Does nothing whatsoever with any of the other keys, or by itself.

I'll try and put together a 1, 2, 3, ...plan tomorrow so I know exactly what I need to do (I'm on UK time), in the right order.
It's been a trying day and I need to get some sleep.
Thanks for the help so far ....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 OS build 22631.3235 (First install 22H2 ‎04/‎10/‎22)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Hand built to my Spec
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Z390-Plus Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 3.200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8 GB
    Sound Card
    On Motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BENQ GL2780E 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSDs and 1 HDD
    PSU
    Corsair RM750X Gold - 750w
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R6 Black/Silent Case
    Cooling
    1 CPU fan and 5 case fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logi
    Internet Speed
    200Mbps down 20Mbps up
    Browser
    Edge and Crome
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm
    Other Info
    Upgraded from Win 10 to Win 11 on 22/10/21.
Go to the Task Manager, start a New Task. Type Control Panel in the Run box and press Enter
Click Recovery/Open System Restore. Do a System Restore to a time before this happened.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 77000 3.60
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GEForce RTX 2060 Super
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two 27" Dell 4K monitors
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    M.2 NVME SSD, 500 GB; Two 2TB Mechanical HDD's
    PSU
    850w PSU
    Case
    Cyberpower PC
    Cooling
    Water cooled
    Keyboard
    Backlit Cyberpower gamiong keyboard
    Mouse
    Backlit Cyberpower gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    1 GB mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
About missing components:- Surely "sfc /scannow" or "DISM ...etc" would have found them.
Unfortunately, no . It sometimes doesn't work as it should and I've seen members
having to do a inplace upgrade to repair what was broken.
Windows always creates a restore point before installing updates. Choose the one that
was created before this update.
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    windows 11 22631.3447
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Raider GE76
    CPU
    Core i9 12th gen 12900HK 2.9 MHz
    Motherboard
    MSI
    Memory
    32 Gigs DDR5-4800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia RTX 3070 Ti / 8 Gigs DDR6
    Sound Card
    DYNAUDIO - Klipsch 2.1 THX - Sound Effects by Nahimic 3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" 1920 x 1080 360 Hz 3 ms, IPS / Connected to MSI 32 inch curved @ 165 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 / Both
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 2TB (OS) - Solidigm P41 2TB (Storage)
    PSU
    280 watts
    Case
    MSI GE series
    Cooling
    internal
    Keyboard
    Steelseries
    Mouse
    G903 Lightspeed
    Internet Speed
    1000 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox / Opera GX- Do not like Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes'
    Other Info
    just ask.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 22H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI GT73 7RE VR Titan
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9 Ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI
    Memory
    16 Gigs DDR4 2400 Mhz
    Graphics card(s)
    nVidia 1070 8GB RAM
    Sound Card
    DYNAUDIO / Nahimic 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    IPS / 120HZ
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P
    Hard Drives
    Samsung NVME EVO 970 1TB / Samsung SSD (SATA) 1TB
    PSU
    240 watts
    Case
    MSI
    Cooling
    Internal
    Mouse
    Logitech G903 Lightspeed
    Keyboard
    Steelseries
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s
    Browser
    Firefox / Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes'
    Other Info
    none.
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