Windows 11 Taskbar Stucked

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As per title, I was changing some stuffs (but I can't remember on what I did .. LOL!) then after restart my taskbar stucked (as per in the picture) and I couldn't click the START MENU (it's inaccessible). It looks like Windows 10 taskbar now .. and the clock, network etc. also missing.

Anyone could teach me on how to revert back to original Windows 11 taskbar? no reformat or re-installations please :)

Thanks in advance !

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Did you try the old approach?
Alt+ctrl+del. Open task manager. Find windows explorer and click restart. Sometimes it helps in Windows 10.
 

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Anyone could teach me on how to revert back to original Windows 11 taskbar? no reformat or re-installations please :)
Some have gone to great lengths to get a W10 style taskbar, even to the extent of replacing explorer.exe with one copied from Win10.

If you have done anything along those lines, then repairing the component store followed by running SFC should undo it for you.



If that fails, then an in-place repair upgrade should work, keeping all your files, installed apps and most of your settings.

 

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    Windows 11 Home
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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Some have gone to great lengths to get a W10 style taskbar, even to the extent of replacing explorer.exe with one copied from Win10.

If you have done anything along those lines, then repairing the component store followed by running SFC should undo it for you.



If that fails, then an in-place repair upgrade should work, keeping all your files, installed apps and most of your settings.


thanks mate, shall give a try upon the advise .. will reply on the status / result shortly :)
 

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Did you try the old approach?
Alt+ctrl+del. Open task manager. Find windows explorer and click restart. Sometimes it helps in Windows 10.

yah, doesn't work :(
 

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    Hynix® 4GB Dual-Channel DDR3
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Paste this code in an empty Notepad and save it as .reg file. Run it also after saving it.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell\Update\Packages]
"UndockingDisabled"=dword:00000000
 

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Paste this code in an empty Notepad and save it as .reg file. Run it also after saving it.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell\Update\Packages]
"UndockingDisabled"=dword:00000000

nope mate, still the same .. ran the registry file and restarted too :)
 

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Okay, please get the properties of the C:\Windows\system32\explorer.exe. Send an screenshot here.
 

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Okay, please get the properties of the C:\Windows\system32\explorer.exe. Send an screenshot here.
here it is .. im on Windows 11 Enterprise edition

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The file is normal.. Please run Tuneup.bat (if it works in W11)
1. Tuneup.bat - Run SFC, DISM and CHKDSK commands and use WMIC to change some settings
will try now mate .. i ran SFC but no changes / revert to original
 

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  • Operating System
    Microsoft® Windows™ 11 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit
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    Lenovo® ThinkPad™ Edge
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    Intel® Core i3 380M
    Motherboard
    Intel® 0578K6A
    Memory
    Hynix® 4GB Dual-Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    OnBoard Intel® HD Graphics
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    OnBoard High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ThinkPad™ LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate® SATA-III 500GB
    PSU
    Lenovo® Standard PSU
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    Lenovo® Standard Laptop
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    Lenovo® OnBoard Standard
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    Lenovo® USB Keyboard
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    Microsoft® Windows™ 11 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit
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    Lenovo® ThinkPad™ Edge
    CPU
    Intel® Core i3 380M
    Motherboard
    Intel® 0578K6A
    Memory
    Hynix® 4GB Dual-Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    OnBoard Intel® HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    OnBoard High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ThinkPad™ LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate® SATA-III 500GB
    PSU
    Lenovo® Standard PSU
    Case
    Lenovo® Standard Laptop
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    Lenovo® OnBoard Standard
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    Lenovo® USB Keyboard
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