Taskbar is blank on Win 11 22449.rs

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I recently upgraded to the latest Windows 11 insider preview. Upon rebooting my computer, my taskbar is blank, the computer freezes when I try and click on anything, and I cannot run any apps whatsoever. My computer is completely stuck. I have rebooted several times and nothing changes. Please advise.

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I have the same issue, does anyone know how to fix this?
Please see this forum post:

Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.176 | Windows Insider Blog

UPDATE 7:10PM PDT: Recently, Windows Insiders in both the Dev and Beta Channels began reporting that Start and Taskbar were unresponsive and Settings and other areas of the OS wouldn’t load. We quickly discovered an issue with a server-side deployment that went out to Insiders and canceled that deployment. If you were impacted by this issue, you can use the following steps to get back into a working state on your PC.

Step 1: Use CTRL-ALT-DEL and choose to open Task Manager.

Step 2: Choose “More details” at the bottom of Task Manager to expand Task Manager.

Step 3: Go to “File” and choose “Run new task”.

Step 4: Type “cmd” in the “Open” field.

Step 5: Paste the following:

reg delete HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\IrisService /f && shutdown -r -t 0

Step 6: Hit enter, and then your PC should reboot. After rebooting, everything should be back to normal.


This is a known issue atm. You can fix it with steps provided in the starting of the build 22449 announcement post: