Mar 26 2022 02:34 PM
Mar 26 2022 02:34 PM
Mar 27 2022 12:30 AM
Mar 27 2022 01:13 AM - edited Mar 27 2022 01:17 AM
I have my taskbar back but I'm still unable to use some icons and use the minimise resize and close buttons on tabs and some desktop icons. GPU usage is really high but at least it's usable. I notice it comes from the file Explorer in task manager but doesn't affect games.
What I did was reverted to the very last save before the corrupted update,
I did as follows
1. Control alt delete
2. Hold in shift and press restart PC
be careful after this stage! Much potential to mess up PC but my PC was doing some things before so
3. Play around until you find something along the lines of uninstall updates, it has a cog as the icon
4. Then uninstall the updates starting with the top one then down.
My PC is in at least usable state for games again. Make sure you don't do anything to wipe your whole PC. worked for me
Mar 27 2022 01:43 AM
Mar 27 2022 04:35 AM - edited Mar 27 2022 04:42 AM
Hi @Ethanmaul and anyone else experiencing this issue.
I had experienced this issue myself too, even tried installing later builds through 'Windows + i' to open settings. However I found myself going deeper down the rabbit hole making my pc even more useless.
Either way; I have found a way to restore the taskbar and mitigate the screen flickering. I think this new build is simply unstable if installed in a certain way - I have no idea. If anyone has a more correct solution please let me and others know. In the meantime, here is my roundabout but working solution.
First, we want to access Advanced Boot Options. You can do this is a couple ways if you look online; I found the easiest way is to Boot the PC, dismiss the time screen and then before logging in, clicking the power options button in the bottom right. Hold shift, and select restart. This will boot the system into Advanced Boot Options screen.
From here, you can perform any diagnostics you want, including accessing safe mode if you want to fiddle with the windows install. What I did was 'troubleshoot', and then 'Reset your PC'. This will reinstall the current build as safely as possible. You can choose whether you want to keep the files or not, however applications will be removed in order to install safely.
Follow the instructions with your desired preferences. The reset took my generally speedy PC about 5-10 minutes so be prepared to wait upwards of that. Once you're back in, you should find your taskbar returned and screen flickering gone.
Reset all your preferences in your settings and then take a a few tens of minutes to get the PC back to it's desired state. Remember to reinstall any applications too. If you find that even Microsoft apps aren't working (Edge just didn't exist for some reason?), use the Microsoft Store application.
Apologies it's a very roundabout way, but at least this way you will get the current build back to a stable and USABLE point.
Let me know if there are any issues and I'll try my best to respond :thumbs_up:
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Mar 29 2022 10:06 AM
@Ethanmaul Same thing just happened to me. It happened immediately after I changed the background on my second desktop. Not sure if that's what you did.
Mar 29 2022 06:34 PM
I had the same problem now, I can access the control panel and stuff open file explorer, open apps like microsoft edge, install and browse, but desktop keeps on flickering. im on build 10.0.22000 Hoping that we find fix for this soon @Ethanmaul
Mar 30 2022 07:48 AM - edited Mar 30 2022 07:58 AM
I have the same problem, i tried this and it works as normal:
Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete
Hold shift and click Restart.
Once it turns blue, Click Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Uninstall Updates > Uninstall Latest Quality Update, And let the process begin.
After the process is done, go back to windows 11 and check for updates and install the update again on Windows Updates by pressing Win + I to open settings.
Restart your PC and now it works as normal. Your data is still safe.
Mar 30 2022 12:24 PM
Yeah thanks for the workaround I really hope they push another update soon though. Really don't want to reset my PC right now.
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