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Discus and support Taskbar freezes/unresponsive, explorer crashes and restarts. Windows Update drivers might... in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; This happens in several computers at my workplace. All computers are 1-3 year old HP desktops all are running Windows 10 Pro 64bit version 21H2.The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by RobertR.4, May 30, 2022.

  1. RobertR.4 Win User

    Taskbar freezes/unresponsive, explorer crashes and restarts. Windows Update drivers might...


    This happens in several computers at my workplace. All computers are 1-3 year old HP desktops all are running Windows 10 Pro 64bit version 21H2.The problem: The taskbar becomes unresponsive and freezes - even the clock on the taskbar stops moving. When you click on one of the programs in the taskbar it does not open and at this point Windows Explorer service crashes and restarts by itself thus the taskbar returns to function.I have traced back the problem and I found that on ALL computers affected the problem started right after two "Windows Update" drivers were installed: 1. HP

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    RobertR.4, May 30, 2022
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  2. Clay566 Win User

    Explorer crashes, attempts self-restart, freezes


    After I click on a few windows after a long time after startup, explorer stops responding. It detects a crash and restarts itself. When it completes, this shows:

    Taskbar freezes/unresponsive, explorer crashes and restarts. Windows Update drivers might... [​IMG]

    Only the main features of the taskbar show and no buttons work. When I hover over the taskbar the loading symbol shows like in the sketch (the arrow is the mouse).

    (sorry for the bad picture, couldn't make a screenshot)
     
    Clay566, May 30, 2022
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  3. JaiChirio Win User
    Taskbar is Unresponsive and restarting Windows Explorer does nothing

    Hi

    So basically i updated to the newest version of widows 10 (1909)

    And since then my taskbar has been completely unresponsive.

    I have tried every option i could think of,

    - Restart Windows Explorer (failed)

    - Repair using Powershell as an Admin (failed)

    - Disable iGPU MultiMonitor (doesn't exist on my pc)

    If anyone can help that would be greatly appreciated!

    - Jai Chirio
     
    JaiChirio, May 30, 2022
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  4. Taskbar freezes/unresponsive, explorer crashes and restarts. Windows Update drivers might...

    all games crash!

    ive watch my temps and both the cpu and gpu are within normal ranges. when it freezes it simply freezes the image and stops the sound. i must reboot to get back to windows.
     
    Easy Rhino, May 30, 2022
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