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    Missing taskbar?
    « on: April 18, 2019, 10:24:06 PM »
    Awhile ago - and I don't know all the details - my mom did something to her laptop, and her taskbar along with all of her desktop icons just disappeared, while the only window that's ever up is her Windows Explorer? She tells me she's already tried a system restore and it doesn't work.


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    Re: Missing taskbar?
    « Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 04:39:22 PM »
    A System Restore should have corrected this; but if you were using a restore point from the past that still had this issue affecting it then the restore point wouldn't help you.

    Do you have the System Recovery Media on DVD or USB Stick to be able to perform a clean install?

    Does this system have any important data on it that you dont want to lose?


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    Re: Missing taskbar?
    « Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 05:57:23 PM »
    Have her close Explorer...then rite clik on any empty portion of the desktop...and select personalise and se;ect Taskbar settings...
    Or see here...
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      Re: Missing taskbar?
      « Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 03:32:18 AM »
      You cannot see the taskbar (which contains the "Start" button) anywhere on your desktop.
      The taskbar may be hiding at the bottom of the screen after being accidentally resized.

      If the presentation display was changed, the taskbar may have moved off of the visible screen (Windows 7 and Vista only).

      The taskbar may be set to "Auto-hide" (Windows XP with Service Pack 2 only).

      The 'explorer.exe' process may have crashed.
      Put the mouse pointer on the bottom border of your screen.

      If the pointer turns into a double-arrow (double Arrow Pointing up and down), click and drag upwards.
      If your taskbar isn't hiding at the bottom of the screen, try moving the mouse to the right, left, and top edges, looking for the double-arrow.

      Press and hold the Windows logo key on your keyword, then tap the P key to bring up the presentation display mode options.

      Make sure "Computer Only" is selected.
      Use the arrow keys to toggle between options and Enter to select the correct display mode.

      Press the Windows key on the keyboard to bring up the Start Menu

      Right-Click on the taskbar and select Properties.
      Toggle the 'Auto-Hide the taskbar' checkbox and click Apply.
      If it is now checked, move the cursor to the bottom, right, left, or top of the screen and the taskbar should re-appear.
      Repeat step three to return to your original setting.

      Open the Task Manager using either Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc.

      If explorer.exe is already running, select it and choose End Task before continuing on.
      Click the File menu and select New Task.
      In the dialog box, type 'explorer.exe' to restart the process.

      Hope it will help to your query.


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      Re: Missing taskbar?
      « Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 06:06:22 AM »
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