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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
I forgot to add that this started AFTER the latest windoze security 'update' last week.
It's not that my task bar does't appear: it's that the windows/programs I minimise don't appear on the task bar. They "shrink to vanish" only not to appear on the bar. CTRL+TAB allows me to call any of the open programs to appear, but I can't do the same by clicking on a mininised icon because they're not showing! I can't find any help on this. Any ideas? Win XP SP2.
That's this article: http://ask-leo.com/why_dont_running_programs_show_in_my_taskbar.html
if you cant figure out wat happend to your taskbar, but you can open up START with either the windows logo key, or ctrl + esc , then right click the empty space right above where it syas start then go to properties..Click on the Taskbar option on the top left.. Change any of the settings such as Auto-hide the taskbar.. then apply.. By changing an option for the Taskbar, you re-enable the taskbar
We have read and tried most of the above information, pressing ctrl-esc, have also done the alt-ctrl-delete and gone into the New Task (run) and typed explore, also typed in cmd....each time it come up with the my documents folder. I have tried to do a virus scan, I cannot get into explore7 or get into my incredimail email. I can though send and receive email through hotmail and am able to type in WLM where my friend and I have been trying to troubleshoot this problem. I did momentarily turn of the wireless fios, in logging into other user the task bar and start menu are there but none functional as I was going to try and do a system restore from there...everything that has been tried just seems to fail. Any ideas would be appreciated.
I have an Dell Optiplex 745 with two Dell 1907FP color monitors running Windows XP. I can see the icons in the Desktop window but the Start Button and Task Bar are missing. The two monitors are connected via one adapter card. Tried Ctrl + Esc keys, does not work. Have also tried most of your advice above, but also not working. Tks for any advice.
THNX.LEO:'I Am',[Ex3:14!], running XP, on a GW310, w/a DELL Monitor,(my GW mon. broke,~repairable;so my S.H.I.P. sponsored,'Paid companion',(a PC Guru!),Mr.Jim Meyers, just up^took my SHIP sponsored DELL Mon.^ used it instead!/Where-o-WHERE-oh, is my taskbar?
If using Task Manager's File, New Task (Run...) to start "explorer" results in a Windows Explorer window being created, then you likely already have explorer.exe running. You should then kill it via Task Manager, then try the trick again and this time it should restore your taskbar and start menu (albeit any Windows Explorer windows you had open before you lost the taskbar/start menu will now be gone.
What do you do when only 1 icon disappears? My printer icon is gone. I have tried properties to put it back, but no luck. Any suggestions
i have same thing iv tried everythink i know i hav e a trojan but dunno how long iv had it for and my toolbar and start button have been gone for a week now i have to run things thru windows task mangaer .When i type in the C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe or explorer the toolbar and start button re-apear but then go again str8 after so i dunno what to do pleaseee help i wanna aviod doing a re-covary :(
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