lost task bar

  stevieb27 17:30 26 Nov 2004

hi i have pc with win xp pro installed and the task bar has vanished,am unable to find out why,may have been kids but they are not owning up anyway.any suggestions how to bring it back or do i need to reinstall windows

thanks for your help

  Mango Grummit 17:36 26 Nov 2004

Try pressing Ctrl-Esc

  Kegger 17:36 26 Nov 2004

Hi Stevieb,
can you move your screen up and see the task bar then? if so right click on task bar and select lock task bar

  Jeffers22 17:38 26 Nov 2004

It will still be there. Hover your mouse right at the bottom of the screen until it changes to a double headed arrow and then click and drag it back up the screen.

  Taw® 18:55 26 Nov 2004

and also check that the kids have not moved it to the top or side of the screen, try what Jeffers22 says on the top, bottom and sides.

  stevieb27 22:07 27 Nov 2004

hi all many thanks for your responses but now ive discovered that 2 of the 4 log on screens also have no icons at all and the other 2 dont want to do anything,also tried all your suggestions but still unable to get taskbar back,do you think a reformat may have to be the answer ?

  VoG II 22:10 27 Nov 2004
  THE TERMINATOR 02:04 28 Nov 2004

Goto control panel, Double Click on Taskbar and StartMenu for Properties, and check the boxes LOCK THE TASKBAR and KEEP THE TASKBAR ONTOP OF OTHER WINDOWS....TT

  THE TERMINATOR 02:07 28 Nov 2004

Sorry, then click on apply and OK....TT

  biobird 16:16 28 Nov 2004

Try F11, which toggles between Full Screen and Normal Screen.

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 16:24 28 Nov 2004

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