Microsoft notices taskbar issue on Windows 10

Disappearing act

Microsoft has confirmed another issue affecting the Windows 10 operating system that causes the taskbar to disappear or the device to become unresponsive.

Microsoft confirms that devices running Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2 are affected by the issue. Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 11, is not.

Vole said the issue can be resolved with Known Issues Rollback, the update feature that restores a particular feature to a previous state. Microsoft has been using the functionality quite a bit lately.

Most Windows 10 users should not be experiencing the desktop and taskbar issue at all, or should have already resolved it. According to Microsoft, it takes up to 24 hours to spread.

Enterprise-managed devices are a different story because they don’t automatically receive the Roll Back Known Issue command. System administrators must configure rollback using the operating system group policy.

Windows 10 and 11 have been plagued by several issues lately. This week alone, Microsoft confirmed a Direct Access issue, which was also resolved with Known Issues Rollback. There is also confirmation of Kerberos authentication logon errors and domain join processes that can fail.

To be fair, Vole was quick to respond to the disappearing taskbar and desktop problem. It confirmed and fixed the problem on the same day.

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