Windows® 7 Taskbar Problem
Reasons for the corruption of Windows 7 Taskbar and tips for resolving the same.
While Windows 7 is a reliable operating system, the users may face some problems, such as when they reboot their systems the Taskbar disappears and become corrupted. The most common cause of Taskbar corruption is the use of 16-bit applications, because Windows 7 requires more size and different resolutions to display the icons. However, the Taskbar may be corrupted due to viruses. The registry errors can also corrupt its functioning. It mostly disappears after the screensaver appears, or after hibernation. This is an annoying issue for most of the users; the solutions discussed work only for the time being.
The following are the tips that may help you to troubleshoot this problem:
- Try to Get the Latest Updates
- Uninstall the Software You Just Installed
- Try to Pin Some Items to The Taskbar or Change the Theme of Windows 7
- Try to Unlock the Taskbar or Change the Screensaver
- Use the System Restore Tool
Try to Get the Latest Updates
It is highly recommended to get the latest updates as Microsoft introduces fixes for these kinds of issues on a regular basis. It will provide the latest security updates for the system as well. If your system is updated, it is less vulnerable to threats. This is especially important if the Taskbar corruption is due to a malicious program.
Uninstall the Software You Just Installed
The Taskbar can be corrupted if a malicious software has been installed on the system and has damaged the system registry. Uninstalling the software can correct the error and the Taskbar may function as before. Many users have reported success after doing this.
Try to Pin Some Items to The Taskbar or Change the Theme of Windows 7
If the Taskbar is visible, then try to pin some items to it. The Taskbar will resize itself and reappear. Many users have claimed this on different forums. It is also noted that the Taskbar becomes active and functional if the theme is changed.
Try to Unlock the Taskbar or Change the Screensaver
You may be able to get back the Taskbar if you go to ‘Properties’ and uncheck the ‘Auto Hide’ option. This tip has worked for a large number of users. The Taskbar mostly disappears after the launch of the screensaver, and many users have discussed it on various forums that they have successfully restored the Taskbar when they changed their screensaver. The Taskbar corruption has also been reported at the time of coming out of hibernation or the sleep mode.
Use the System Restore Tool
The system restore tool can be a good idea to get back the Windows 7 Taskbar, as it will restore the system to the last known good configuration. Most of the users reported that they get back the Windows 7 Taskbar when they use this tip.
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