Windows 11 is the upcoming flagship version of Microsoft Windows, the successor to Windows 10. Now many Windows 11 users have noticed that during the last update to 22000.176 and 22449.176 built, the Start Menu and Taskbar did not respond properly, and all the icons were not visible.

As per our research, the main reason behind the same issue is from the server-side deployment, and we have deployed few solutions to bring Windows 11 to its normal state. If you are suffering from the same issue, then you can rely on the solutions given below to resolve the Unresponsive Start and Taskbar in Windows 11. Let’s have a look.

Fix 1: Run a Command using Task Manager:

As the first attempt to fix the unresponsive Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 11, you should try the fix officially issued by Microsoft. To run the same process, follow these steps,

  • Firstly, press Alt+Ctrl+Del altogether to launch Task Manager.
  • Then inside the Task Manager, select the More details tab from the bottom of the screen.
  • Now click on File and select Run new task from the drop-down menu.
  • In the newly appeared Create new task prompt, type cmd and press on OK.
  • Further in the Command Prompt window, copy+paste or type the following command and then press Enter,
  • Finally, restart the system and check for the discussed error.

Fix 2: Uninstall Windows Update (KB5006050):

Some suffered users escaped from the Unresponsive Start and Taskbar on Windows 11 by uninstalling the Windows Update (KB5006050). You can also do the same process to bring Windows 11 back to its normal state. 

  • Firstly, press Alt+Ctrl+Del altogether to launch Task Manager.
  • Then inside the Task Manager, select the More details tab from the bottom of the screen.
  • Now click on File and select Run new task from the drop-down menu.
  • In the newly appeared Create new task prompt, type Control Panel and press on OK.
  • Inside the Control panel, select the Programs category and click on the view installed updates option.
  • Here from the list, select and right-click over Update for Microsoft Windows (KB5006050) and click on uninstall tab.
  • Finally, restart the system and check  the discussed error persists.

Fix 3: Change Clock Settings:

Another solution to resolve the Start menu and Taskbar issue on windows 11 is modifying the Clock settings in the Control panel. To change the settings, you can follow these below steps,

  • Firstly, press Alt+Ctrl+Del altogether to launch Task Manager.
  • Then inside the Task Manager, select the More details tab from the bottom of the screen.
  • Now click on File and select Run new task from the drop-down menu.
  • In the newly appeared Create new task prompt, type Control Panel and press on OK.
  • Inside the Control panel window, select Clock and Region and select Set the time and date link under the Date and Time section.
  • In the new prompt, click on the Change date and time settings tab.
  • Here select a date and time somewhere in the future and then press the OK button.
  • Then from the top vertical menu, select the Internet Time tab and select the Change settings button. 
  •  Untick the checkbox beside the Synchronize with an Internet time server option in the Internet Time Settings prompt and click OK. 
  • Finally, restart the system and check  the discussed error persists.

Fix 4: Windows Restore:

If all the above solutions did not work in your case, then you need to restore your Windows. This fix helped several users to fix the Unresponsive Start and Taskbar on Windows 11 22000.176 and 22449 built. To run Windows restore, you can follow these steps,

  • Firstly, press Alt+Ctrl+Del altogether to launch Task Manager.
  • Then inside the Task Manager, select the More details tab from the bottom of the screen.
  • Now click on File and select Run new task from the drop-down menu.
  • In the newly appeared Create new task prompt, type cmd and press on OK. (Make sure you ticked the checkbox beside ‘Create this task with administrative privileges) 
  • Further in the Command Prompt window, copy+paste or type the following command and then press Enter,
rsutil.exe
  • Once the command is executed, the Windows restore process will startup and follow the on-screen instructions. Select a previous date where the system is free from the said issue. 

Anyway, first you need to try out the fix officially released by Microsoft. All the fixes mentioned above are proved, tried and tested by experts and helped a lot of users as well. If you have any queries or doubts after reading the article, leave a comment in the below command box.