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No Taskbar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Terry, May 8, 2010.

  1. Terry

    Terry Flightless Bird

    My taskbar is gone. Even when I place my mouse over where the bar should be,
    it does not apear. I cannot get to the start button or any programs. However
    I do have icons on my desktop that work.
     
  2. Marcello

    Marcello Flightless Bird

  3. mycomputer3@mydesk.com

    mycomputer3@mydesk.com Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 8 May 2010 11:12:01 -0700, Terry
    <Terry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >My taskbar is gone. Even when I place my mouse over where the bar should be,
    >it does not apear. I cannot get to the start button or any programs. However
    >I do have icons on my desktop that work.


    Put the cursor below the bottom of the screen, left click and while
    holding that button down. drag (lift) the cursor (assuming you have
    the taskbar on the bottom). It's probably got pulled down with an
    error mouse movement. I think we all do that once and awhile.

    If this dont fix it, I cant be of help....

    DO NOT life real far up the screen or you'll get a huge wide taskbar.
    Just lift a half inch or so.

    You can also access your programs by going to the "desktop" folder.
    (I think that's C:/WINDOWS\DESKTOP), but I could be wrong. I'm
    currently using my Win98 computer cuz I'm defragging the XP one, so I
    cant check on it.
     
  4. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    Reboot. Winkey+U+R

    <mycomputer3@mydesk.com> wrote in message
    news:6edcu51itmosjbh3scdm983pougudaseal@4ax.com...

    >>My taskbar is gone. Even when I place my mouse over where the bar should
    >>be,
    >>it does not apear. I cannot get to the start button or any programs.
    >>However
    >>I do have icons on my desktop that work.
     
  5. T Shadow

    T Shadow Flightless Bird

    "Terry" <Terry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:27F26366-9D38-4C3B-8637-59A496A64D5E@microsoft.com...
    > My taskbar is gone. Even when I place my mouse over where the bar should
    > be,
    > it does not apear. I cannot get to the start button or any programs.
    > However
    > I do have icons on my desktop that work.


    Check the other screen edges. It may have moved.
     
  6. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 8 May 2010 11:12:01 -0700, Terry
    <Terry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > My taskbar is gone. Even when I place my mouse over where the bar should be,
    > it does not apear. I cannot get to the start button or any programs. However
    > I do have icons on my desktop that work.



    The task bar is resizable, like a window, and it can be set to zero
    lines high. That may be your problem, and fixing that should be the
    first thing you should try. You may have accidentally resized it to
    zero lines high. Put the cursor on the bottom of the screen and move
    it up and down slightly until it turns into a double-headed arrow.
    Then click and drag it to the size you want.

    If that doesn't work, it may be zero lines high on another side of the
    screen, so try on all four sides.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  7. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 8 May 2010 11:12:01 -0700, Terry
    <Terry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >My taskbar is gone.


    I have it. I'm sorry. I left you a note.

    I'm emailing it back, to the address above. If that doesn't work,
    send me a non-discussion email adresss.


    > Even when I place my mouse over where the bar should be,
    >it does not apear. I cannot get to the start button or any programs. However
    >I do have icons on my desktop that work.
     
  8. Terry

    Terry Flightless Bird

    The taskbar is at the bottom as it shows for a second or two at boot, then
    disipears. I could not click or drag it up then it is gone again.

    "Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:

    > On Sat, 8 May 2010 11:12:01 -0700, Terry
    > <Terry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > > My taskbar is gone. Even when I place my mouse over where the bar should be,
    > > it does not apear. I cannot get to the start button or any programs. However
    > > I do have icons on my desktop that work.

    >
    >
    > The task bar is resizable, like a window, and it can be set to zero
    > lines high. That may be your problem, and fixing that should be the
    > first thing you should try. You may have accidentally resized it to
    > zero lines high. Put the cursor on the bottom of the screen and move
    > it up and down slightly until it turns into a double-headed arrow.
    > Then click and drag it to the size you want.
    >
    > If that doesn't work, it may be zero lines high on another side of the
    > screen, so try on all four sides.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    > .
    >
     
  9. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 10 May 2010 03:52:01 -0700, Terry
    <Terry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >
    >The taskbar is at the bottom as it shows for a second or two at boot, then
    >disipears. I could not click or drag it up then it is gone again.


    You know the guy who mentioned winkey wasn't kidding.

    I forget what he said but winkey, then right click in an empty area,
    properties, task bar, uncheck autohide or check keep taskbar on top.

    If task bar is locked, first unlock it and do those things, then lock
    it again.

    P&M

    >"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 8 May 2010 11:12:01 -0700, Terry
    >> <Terry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> > My taskbar is gone. Even when I place my mouse over where the bar should be,
    >> > it does not apear. I cannot get to the start button or any programs. However
    >> > I do have icons on my desktop that work.

    >>
    >>
    >> The task bar is resizable, like a window, and it can be set to zero
    >> lines high. That may be your problem, and fixing that should be the
    >> first thing you should try. You may have accidentally resized it to
    >> zero lines high. Put the cursor on the bottom of the screen and move
    >> it up and down slightly until it turns into a double-headed arrow.
    >> Then click and drag it to the size you want.
    >>
    >> If that doesn't work, it may be zero lines high on another side of the
    >> screen, so try on all four sides.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    >> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    >> .
    >>
     

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