How to Fix Windows Taskbar Errors?

Windows taskbar errors involve open applications that are not present in the taskbar. This include, for example, icons that are missing from the toolbar, a taskbar that has vanished from your screen and icons that appear and disappear constantly, which take even the start button and other helpful items with it.

The initial thing that you must check on is the "auto hide" choice on the taskbar. If this is chosen, the taskbar will vanish from the desktop, making it hard to scroll around your system.

Just follow these steps to verify the auto hide feature:

  1. Press Control and Escape on the keyboard at the same time.
  2. If the Start menu appears, right click on it and select "Properties."
  3. Click on the taskbar. Be sure that the auto-hide choice is not checked. If there is a check mark on it, remove it by just clicking on the box and click "OK" to exit.

The Windows Defender

  1. The Windows Defender of Microsoft can assist you in looking for and repairing applications that may be the cause of the problems as they attempt to load. You might have to try some applications before you locate the right one.
  2. You might already have Windows Defender on your computer system. You can verify it in All Programs. If you do not have it yet, download it from the Microsoft website. After Windows Defender is installed, find it in All Programs and click on it.
  3. Select "Tools" and then "Software Explorer."
  4. Click on the "Category List" and select the Startup programs.
  5. Under the column of the Name, select a support program and click on disable.
  6. Reboot your PC and find out if the taskbar problem is already repaired.
  7. You might have to repeat all these steps until you locate the application that is causing the error.
  8. The moment you locate the right application, uninstall and reinstall it.

Try Logging In as Different User

  1. When the error on the taskbar vanishes when you log in as a different user, you might have to log in as the Administrator, make a different user and copy the original program configurations to the new account.
  2. In Safe Mode, select "Administrator." You can type in the Admin password or leave it untouched if there is not one on your system.
  3. Click on Start and then right click on "My Computer."
  4. Click on "Manage" to view the Computer Management (Local) list.
  5. Select Local Users and Groups to extend it. Right click on "Users" and select "New User."
  6. Make a New User name and Password, then click on "Create."
  7. You will now have to copy the original configurations. Log off and then press CTRL ALT DEL two times.
  8. In the "Log into Windows" box type in Administrator and then your password.
  9. Right click on the Start menu and then click on "Explore." The folders will then be displayed.
  10. Scroll down to the old user account under Documents and Settings.
  11. Click on "Documents" and then click on "Edit." After that click on "Select All" and then click on "Copy."
  12. Extend the new user account on Documents and Settings. Click on "New User's Documents," click on "Edit" and then "Paste."
  13. Click on "Yes to All" to confirm. Close and switch off the machine.

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