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Taskbar freezes when opening the Desktop toolbar

  1. #1


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    8.1

    Taskbar freezes when opening the Desktop toolbar


    I'm running 8.1 and most of the time when I click the double arrow on the taskbar to see the desktop it is just a blank window and the entire taskbar freezes. Everything else works fine but for about 2 minutes I get a spinning wheel and can't click anything on the taskbar. I tried resetting the taskbar with a windows batch file but no luck there either. Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Any ideas?
    One idea.

    Run this batch file as Administrator.
    It takes about 2 hours to finish.

    dism.bat

    It contains 4 cmds.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    8.1


    Thanks, will do.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Drhoges View Post
    Thanks, will do.
    You can leave it run in the background if you wish.
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Taskbar freezes when opening the Desktop toolbar
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