Taskbar is Invisible Until I Turn Off AppX Deployment Service


avrona

Member
Local time
4:00 PM
Posts
6
OS
Windows 11 Pro
For ages now I had a very strange issue, where my taskbar appears completely blank whenever I first turn on my PC. Restarting Windows Explorer, which should usually help, doesn't actually fix the issue. Instead what I have to do is first turn of AppX Deployment Service, then restart Windows Explorer, only then do I get my taskbar back. I have to do that every single time I turn my PC on, so it's pretty annoying. I've done all the basic troubleshooting and recently even did an in-place upgrade, though sadly nothing helped so far. So how can I fix this strange issue?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite
    Memory
    4x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX @3000MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Aorus GTX 1080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Aorus FV43U
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB Aorus PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
    1TB Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
    2x1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
    PSU
    be quiet! System Power 9 600W
    Case
    Corsair 110R
    Cooling
    EK AIO 120 D-RGB
    Keyboard
    Logitech G915 Clicky
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Lightspeed
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome

glasskuter

Well-known member
Pro User
VIP
Local time
10:00 AM
Posts
2,557
Location
The Lone Star State of Texas
OS
Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.382
1. check for file corruption-open cmd prompt as administrator and type sfc /scannow
1A. if SFC finds anything that it cannot fix, followup with dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
2. rebuild icon cache Rebuild Icon Cache in Windows 11 Tutorial
3. eliminate software conflicts by performing a clean boot Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 11 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts Tutorial
4. update your display driver
5. do a repair install Repair Install Windows 11 with an In-place Upgrade Tutorial
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.382
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

avrona

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
4:00 PM
Posts
6
OS
Windows 11 Pro
1. check for file corruption-open cmd prompt as administrator and type sfc /scannow
1A. if SFC finds anything that it cannot fix, followup with dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
2. rebuild icon cache Rebuild Icon Cache in Windows 11 Tutorial
3. eliminate software conflicts by performing a clean boot Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 11 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts Tutorial
4. update your display driver
5. do a repair install Repair Install Windows 11 with an In-place Upgrade Tutorial
Like I said I've done all the basic troubleshooting like that already, sadly none of it helped.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite
    Memory
    4x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX @3000MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Aorus GTX 1080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Aorus FV43U
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB Aorus PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
    1TB Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
    2x1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
    PSU
    be quiet! System Power 9 600W
    Case
    Corsair 110R
    Cooling
    EK AIO 120 D-RGB
    Keyboard
    Logitech G915 Clicky
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Lightspeed
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome

Colif

Active member
VIP
Local time
1:00 AM
Posts
97
OS
Windows 11
not stealing post, been helping him on another forum. I also suggested he make a new user to see if it might have been corrupt profile.
I have suggested a clean install as problem seems to have come from 10, he is looking for another solution. I am running out of ideas.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Owner built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus X570 Elite Wifi
    Memory
    32gb Corsair RGB Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 2070 Super
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 32GK650F-B 32.0" 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Samsung Evo Plus NVME
    3th WD Blue HDD
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum 750watt
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify S2
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i RGB Platinum 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Mk2 RGB
    Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 600
    Internet Speed
    70 MB/S
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender

glasskuter

Well-known member
Pro User
VIP
Local time
10:00 AM
Posts
2,557
Location
The Lone Star State of Texas
OS
Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.382
@Colif Thanks for jumping in. Making another user account is an excellent idea, a clean install an even better one. Sometimes, there is no solution except for a clean install and I am amazed how resistent people are to doing it. Your thoughts are exactly why I never do an upgrade. There is always the chance that junk follows from the old OS to the new one. All it takes is one little 0 or 1 in the wrong place to rain down buckets of misery.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.382
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

Colif

Active member
VIP
Local time
1:00 AM
Posts
97
OS
Windows 11
I am on an upgrade still, from insiders last Aug. Nice when 22H1 is released so it clears windows error reporting as it takes too long to load now, but I digress.

I can't think of anything else. I don't jump to a clean install without trying to find a less painful way. I am resistant to them myself.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Owner built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus X570 Elite Wifi
    Memory
    32gb Corsair RGB Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 2070 Super
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 32GK650F-B 32.0" 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Samsung Evo Plus NVME
    3th WD Blue HDD
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum 750watt
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify S2
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i RGB Platinum 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Mk2 RGB
    Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 600
    Internet Speed
    70 MB/S
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender
Top Bottom