Windows 11 Task Bar Empty

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Ok, so almost every time I boot up windows 11, my task bar shows, but only the tray icon arrow shows/works.

 

The rest of the task bar doesn't load/appear. If I wait for maybe half hour and kill exporer.exe and restart it, it starts working again.

 

Now I don't always have to wait this long, but sometimes it takes ages.

Once in a while it'll work fine, but that's rare.

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I have the same problem, but I can't load taskbar items at all even after half hour. I restart eplorer, run sfc scan, remove the latest quality update and doesn't work at all. I can't open settings too, and my desktop right click menu bring back to old version.
please help me. I use the latest update (build 22000.168)
I'm also having the exact same problem, have you found a solution to this?
The only thing I can do to make it work again is to reinstall 22000.100.

@Denzic Unfortunately not :(

I've reported the bug via the feedback software, but nothing back.

I really do hope this gets fixed, it's a pretty major bug.

I am having this exact problem. Even after restarting the pc nothing will work. How did you resolve this??
Yeah, it's so weird I've had this problem for more than a week, but I can't find anyone else who has this problem.
Unfortunately, I haven't.
Reinstall the previous version is the only workaround I found working.
The one I installed is 22000.100
Thanks Andrej, but I have tried this already and it's not working for me.
I'll give this a go later :crossed_fingers:
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-insider-program/windows-11-dev-build-missing-taskbar/...
This discussion is helped by the setting - changing time with forward date is worth checking.