Some Windows 11 Dev and Beta Insiders are affected by a bug in the recent preview build # 22449 released on September 2nd. Users report that the taskbar and start menu crashed on a Windows 11 PC and became unresponsive. Microsoft has identified the issue and released a quick fix as a temporary solution. Therefore, if you are affected, follow this guide to quickly resolve the issue where the taskbar and start menu do not work on Windows 11 PCs. Apart from the official solution, I’ve also added another fix in case the first fix doesn’t work on the PC. Now let’s jump to the guide.
If the taskbar and start menu don’t load in Windows 11, don’t worry. Follow the simple tutorial below to fix the problem immediately. That said, let’s look at both methods.
Method 1: Modify the registry using the command prompt
Microsoft has officially acknowledged this issue and has come up with a solution on its blog. You can follow the short guide below to fix an issue where the taskbar and start menu disappear in the latest Windows 11 Dev and Beta builds.
1. The Start Menu is not working and you need to use Task Manager to open a command prompt. Use Windows 11 keyboard shortcutsCtrl + Alt + DeleteClick to launch Task Manager directly.Then from the top menu[ファイル]Click and[新しいタスクの実行]Choose.
cmd Press Enter.
3. Then paste the following command into the CMD window and press Enter.Will happen Restart your PC, Save all your work before executing the command.
reg delete HKCUSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionIrisService /f && shutdown -r -t 0
4. After reboot No crash issues Use the Windows 11 build 22000.176 or later taskbar and start menu.
Method 2: Disable time and date synchronization
Some Reddit users have found another fix that seems to solve the problem that the Start menu and taskbar are not working in Windows 11 Dev build 22449. I need to change the date and time in Windows 11. If the above doesn’t work, how you can try this.
1. First, the Start menu isn’t working, so you need to open Task Manager to launch a new task. Press “Ctrl + Alt + Del” to launch Task Manager File-> Run new task..
control.exe Press Enter. The control panel opens.
3. Next, “Clock and region“.
4. After that, “Set the date and time“Optional.
Five.”Internet timeClick the Tab, then click Change Settings. Next, Disable check boxes Next to “Synchronize with Internet Time Server”. Then click OK.
6. Next, “Date and timeSelect the “” tab and select “Change date and timee “.
7. Here, Set the date one day in advance Of the current date. For example, if today’s date is September 5, change it to September 6 and[OK]Click.
8. Finally, Restart your PC, And the taskbar and start menu not working should be resolved in Windows 11. When Microsoft releases the fix in the next build, you can either change the date manually or enable time-to-date synchronization with the Windows server.
Therefore, these are two ways to modify the Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 11 Dev and Beta builds. As you know, Microsoft is currently working on a fix and will release an update in the coming weeks. If you can’t wait for an update, apply your changes immediately to resolve the issue immediately and allow your PC to be used again. For those of you who don’t know, Microsoft has already stated that future Dev builds will be more buggy and unstable. If you’re migrating to the Windows Insider Beta channel, you can follow the guide on how to change your Insider channel in Windows 11. Anyway, it’s all from us. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below. I’m sure we will help you.