desktop taskbar disappears

  davecov 08:54 09 Jun 2008

Whilst working online, the xp taskbar at bottom of screen disappears. Few seconds later the desktop icons disappear. I can continue working on the web page, but when I 'minimise' the web page I am working on also disappears, together with all the desktop icons. This leaves me witha blank background page.

I reboot the computer and the task bar and desktop icons come back on again.

If this cannot be fixed, is there a way of getting the taskbar and desktop icons back without switching the computer off?

This means I have to keep rebooting my computer and therefore lose work. Can you help please?

Thanks. Dave

  Halmer 09:11 09 Jun 2008

Have you run anti-virus and spyware scans?

  johnnyrocker 09:13 09 Jun 2008

system restore to before the problem?


  davecov 09:17 09 Jun 2008

I have run anti-virus and ststem restore

  Halmer 09:18 09 Jun 2008

hide enabled?

  Halmer 09:19 09 Jun 2008

setting up a new user and see if it still happens.

  rdave13 09:32 09 Jun 2008

Try this; click here scroll down to 195 and click on 'restore desktop icons and taskbar' in the right hand column.
Instructions for reg fixes on top of page.

  davecov 10:42 10 Jun 2008

Thanks everyone for your advise, in particular rdave13, appears tis has fixed it. Thanks alot

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