1. Jason Chua's Avatar
    This happened to me yesterday and I don't know what to do, my task bar is not responding. The applications that I've pinned on it isn't showing up and nothing happens no matter how I press on the task bar. The cursor is working well, I can access file explorer and copy stuffs but as soon as I right click on a folder or click open settings, it just keep loading there.

    I've tried CTRL+SHIFT+ESC but my task manager isn't responding as well. So then I tried to recover the previous setting via "Open System Restore" and left it to restore but when it's done it says there that it couldn't restore it and everything is unchanged.

    There's this message showing "Windows Critical Update" too when I tried to restore to the previous setting as which I chose the reset point instead of the "Critical Update"

    Can anyone kindly suggest a solution to this?
    05-03-2017 07:39 PM
  2. davidhk129's Avatar
    This happened to me yesterday and I don't know what to do, my task bar is not responding. The applications that I've pinned on it isn't showing up and nothing happening how ever i press on the task bar. The cursor is working well, I can access file explorer and copy stuffs but as soon as I right click on a folder or click open settings, it just keep loading there.

    I've tried CTRL+SHIFT+ESC but my task manager isn't responding as well. So then I tried to recover the previous setting via "Open System Restore" and left it to restore but when it's done it says there that it couldn't restore it and everything is unchanged.

    There's this message showing "Windows Critical Update" too when I tried to restore to the previous setting as which I chose the reset point instead of the "Critical Update"

    Can anyone kindly suggest a solution to this?
    Do a Repair install.

    Use this Media Creation Tool link
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=Fd9vqCg1

    Click the Download Tool now button and Run it.
    Click Yes to confirm.
    Click Create Installation media for another PC.
    Select the edition, language and bit-version your computer is now using.
    Select ISO file option.

    That will start downloading the iso to your computer.
    When download is completed, RIGHT click at the iso file > click Mount > click setup (or setup.exe)

    No product key is required.
    You can choose to keep your files, settings and apps.
    Activation is automatic.
  3. davidhk129's Avatar
    This happened to me yesterday and I don't know what to do, my task bar is not responding. The applications that I've pinned on it isn't showing up and nothing happening how ever i press on the task bar. The cursor is working well, I can access file explorer and copy stuffs but as soon as I right click on a folder or click open settings, it just keep loading there.

    I've tried CTRL+SHIFT+ESC but my task manager isn't responding as well. So then I tried to recover the previous setting via "Open System Restore" and left it to restore but when it's done it says there that it couldn't restore it and everything is unchanged.

    There's this message showing "Windows Critical Update" too when I tried to restore to the previous setting as which I chose the reset point instead of the "Critical Update"

    Can anyone kindly suggest a solution to this?
    Do a Repair install.

    Use this Media Creation Tool link
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=Fd9vqCg1

    Click the Download Tool now button and Run it.
    Click Yes to confirm.
    Click Create Installation media for another PC.
    Select the edition, language and bit-version your computer is now using.
    Select ISO file option.

    That will start downloading the iso to your computer.
    When download is completed, RIGHT click at the iso file > click Mount > click setup (or setup.exe)

    No product key is required.
    You can choose to keep your files, settings and apps.
    Activation is automatic.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-03-2017 07:53 PM
  4. jesseblake44's Avatar
    This is happening to me as well and began on the 3rd. Trying this fix now.
    05-04-2017 02:19 PM
  5. davidhk129's Avatar
    This is happening to me as well and began on the 3rd. Trying this fix now.
    Please post back your result.
    05-04-2017 02:33 PM
  6. Jason Chua's Avatar
    Do a Repair install.

    Use this Media Creation Tool link
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=76DSDL9F

    Click the Download Tool now button and Run it.
    Click Yes to confirm.
    Click Create Installation media for another PC.
    Select the edition, language and bit-version your computer is now using.
    Select ISO file option.

    That will start downloading the iso to your computer.
    When download is completed, RIGHT click at the iso file > click Mount > click setup (or setup.exe)

    No product key is required.
    You can choose to keep your files, settings and apps.
    Activation is automatic.
    Sorry for the late response. I've been busy with work, anyway the suggestion that you suggested works for me! Thank you so much!
    05-05-2017 07:31 AM
  7. Jason Chua's Avatar
    It works out well for me, thank you so much!
    05-05-2017 07:33 AM
  8. davidhk129's Avatar
    It works out well for me, thank you so much!
    You are welcome.
    05-05-2017 07:45 AM
  9. Mukesh Chowdary's Avatar
    Sorry for the late response. I've been busy with work, anyway the suggestion that you suggested works for me! Thank you so much!
    Does this wipe out your data ?
    11-28-2017 02:10 PM
  10. rosswest's Avatar
    This annoying message has faced windows users several times, even I faced the same, that "task manager not responding". I got a great help from https://geekermag.com/windows-10-tas...ot-responding/, this site to how to resolve this issue. This site provides the basics steps of this annoying error message. After, performing this steps, now my problem has been solved. If you want you can check the site.
    02-03-2018 12:20 AM

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