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01-10-2008, 10:04 PM
My sister has somehow managed to lose her taskbar. She has Windows XP running. It's not on auto-hide. It's not on any of the sides of her screen. She has no viruses (That I could find. She only has Norton on there.) I can't figure it out for the life of me. Any ideas?
01-10-2008, 10:27 PM
Is it possible that it was unlocked, and then dragged down so that it's hiding?
01-10-2008, 10:37 PM
Nope. I checked all four sides and it isn't there.
01-10-2008, 10:39 PM
Go to the Control Panel then "Taskbar and Start Menu". There you will be able to get it to be seen.
01-10-2008, 10:42 PM
Another way you can find it, is hit "Ctrl-Esc". That will launch the "start" menu.
01-10-2008, 10:49 PM
Tried those both already. Neither things worked.
01-11-2008, 12:13 AM
dead systray maybe? trya repair install if all else fails
01-11-2008, 01:23 AM
If you boot the machine into Safe Mode, is the Taskbar there? If not, your install is hosed, you need to run a repair installation. If the repair install doesnt fix it, well, time to back files up.
If it IS there in Safe Mode, you may just have a profile problem and need to rebuild that one user profile. Try logging in as the Administrator and see if the Taskbar is still gone.
01-12-2008, 08:36 AM
Also, if it hasn't been rebooted at all since the problem started (it's not an obvious connection, is it?) try doing a Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the task manager. If that works, go under "File->New Task (Run...)" and try re-launching "explorer.exe". Actually, try doing that even if you have rebooted.
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