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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System One

  • OS
    Microsoft® Windows™ 11 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    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
    Cooling
    Lenovo® OnBoard Standard
    Keyboard
    Lenovo® USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Lenovo® Optical USB
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    Home Fixed 100Mbps
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    Google® Chrome™
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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.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI
    CPU
    Core i5 10400
    Motherboard
    MSI H510M Pro
    Memory
    16 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Digital Alliance GTX 750 Ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 24 Curved
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Vi-Gen SSD NVMe 256 GB
    Seagate 2 TB
    WD 3 TB
    Seagate 4 TB
    PSU
    Infinity Striker Power
    Case
    VBR Panther
    Cooling
    Natuve
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless MK270
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MK270
    Internet Speed
    2mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Mac OS Big Sur
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Macbook
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Motherboard
    Apple
    Memory
    8mb
    Hard Drives
    SSD 240gb
    Browser
    Safari
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.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    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. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
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 :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft® Windows™ 11 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    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
    Cooling
    Lenovo® OnBoard Standard
    Keyboard
    Lenovo® USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Lenovo® Optical USB
    Internet Speed
    Home Fixed 100Mbps
    Browser
    Google® Chrome™
    Antivirus
    Microsoft® Windows Defender™
    Other Info
    Not Applicable (NA)
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 :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft® Windows™ 11 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    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
    Cooling
    Lenovo® OnBoard Standard
    Keyboard
    Lenovo® USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Lenovo® Optical USB
    Internet Speed
    Home Fixed 100Mbps
    Browser
    Google® Chrome™
    Antivirus
    Microsoft® Windows Defender™
    Other Info
    Not Applicable (NA)
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    EndeavourOS, Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom PC
    CPU
    Core i5 8400
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B360M-HD3
    Memory
    8gb DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    some generic 1080p 75hz monitor * 2
    Screen Resolution
    1080p * 2
    Hard Drives
    GIGABYTE NVMe SSD 256GB (GP-GSM2NE3256GNTD)
    Internet Speed
    200MBit/s
    Antivirus
    WD
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 :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft® Windows™ 11 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    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
    Cooling
    Lenovo® OnBoard Standard
    Keyboard
    Lenovo® USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Lenovo® Optical USB
    Internet Speed
    Home Fixed 100Mbps
    Browser
    Google® Chrome™
    Antivirus
    Microsoft® Windows Defender™
    Other Info
    Not Applicable (NA)
Okay, please get the properties of the C:\Windows\system32\explorer.exe. Send an screenshot here.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    EndeavourOS, Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom PC
    CPU
    Core i5 8400
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B360M-HD3
    Memory
    8gb DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    some generic 1080p 75hz monitor * 2
    Screen Resolution
    1080p * 2
    Hard Drives
    GIGABYTE NVMe SSD 256GB (GP-GSM2NE3256GNTD)
    Internet Speed
    200MBit/s
    Antivirus
    WD
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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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft® Windows™ 11 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    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
    Cooling
    Lenovo® OnBoard Standard
    Keyboard
    Lenovo® USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Lenovo® Optical USB
    Internet Speed
    Home Fixed 100Mbps
    Browser
    Google® Chrome™
    Antivirus
    Microsoft® Windows Defender™
    Other Info
    Not Applicable (NA)

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    EndeavourOS, Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom PC
    CPU
    Core i5 8400
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B360M-HD3
    Memory
    8gb DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    some generic 1080p 75hz monitor * 2
    Screen Resolution
    1080p * 2
    Hard Drives
    GIGABYTE NVMe SSD 256GB (GP-GSM2NE3256GNTD)
    Internet Speed
    200MBit/s
    Antivirus
    WD
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft® Windows™ 11 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    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
    Cooling
    Lenovo® OnBoard Standard
    Keyboard
    Lenovo® USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Lenovo® Optical USB
    Internet Speed
    Home Fixed 100Mbps
    Browser
    Google® Chrome™
    Antivirus
    Microsoft® Windows Defender™
    Other Info
    Not Applicable (NA)

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft® Windows™ 11 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    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
    Cooling
    Lenovo® OnBoard Standard
    Keyboard
    Lenovo® USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Lenovo® Optical USB
    Internet Speed
    Home Fixed 100Mbps
    Browser
    Google® Chrome™
    Antivirus
    Microsoft® Windows Defender™
    Other Info
    Not Applicable (NA)
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