Today, the whole world is forced to work from home and thus people have become reliant on computers and other devices in order to communicate with co-workers and perform the given tasks. In this scenario, if our system stops working or starts behaving abnormally then our work will completely come to a halt. One such common issue that is very prevalent arises when the windows 10 taskbar is frozen. In that case, we are not able to click on any item present in the taskbar due to which our lot of time gets wasted and the loss of a lot of work occurs.
Over time, it has become a very common issue because many times these problems arise only due to the installation of corrupted files in the computer while updating the system as a whole or updating some of its applications.
In order to overcome the problem of unclickable taskbar windows 10, you can try out the following troubleshooting methods which are common but may cure your problem:
- You can try rebooting the PC if you faced the problem recently and once.
- Open your system in safe mode. Safe mode will help you rectify any problem with the operating system by identifying and fixing them.
- Run system file scanner program. This will identify any corrupted files and fix them by replacing those with the right ones.
Even after going through the above-mentioned basic troubleshooting methods, if your unclickable taskbar windows 10 problem still persists, you have to perform the clean boot on your system. This will run to start Windows using a minimal set of drivers and startups so as to identify any program in the background that is interfering with the existing program.
Following are the steps that will take you through the process of performing and the clean boot of the system and solve your problem of windows 10 taskbar frozen:
- First, you have to sign in to your system with the Administrator’s user account.
- In the search bar of your Windows operating system, you have to type “msconfig”.
- In the option visible, choose the “System Configuration”. Also, make sure that your system is not connected to the internet, as the network policies might prevent you from performing further steps.
- In the window of “System Configuration”, open the “Services” tab.
- Click on the option “Hide all Microsoft service” and then click on the “Disable All” button.
- In the adjacent, “Startup” tab, click on the “Open Task Manager” link.
- Thereafter, you will see a list of items, you have to individually click on every item and then click on “Disable”.
- Close the “Task Manager”.
- Then, again go to the “Startup” tab and click “OK” to save the changes.
- Restart your computer.
Note: On restarting your computer, it will be in the clean boot mode, thus, it might not be fully functional due to temporary loss of some functions and therefore you have to reset the system and perform the troubleshooting steps to install and run all your applications.