I have a friend who is running 98SE. When windows are minimised they disappear for ever instead of going to the taskbar. I've tried to resolve this for them but cannot find the problem. I run XP and havn't run 98 for a few years now so I'm a little rusty with the 98SE OS.
recap, thanks m8. i think you may have misinterpreted what I said. The Taskbar is still there its just that when she clciks minimise on a window instead of it dropping to the Taskbar it dissapears altogether
Have you tried using the "Alt-Tab" key combination? Press and hold down the Alt key and then tap the Tab key. A window should appear with icons for each of the programmes that are running. Each tap of the Tab key (Alt key still held down) will select the next programme. Releasing the Alt key will switch to the selected programme.
This was how it was done in Windows 3.1x, before the advent of Windows 95.
Thanks Peter havn't tried that one however she hasn't got a problem with programs running. For example if she open Outlook Express and then opens IE without minimising sow both windows are open one on top of the other. What happens is if she then minimises IE so that Outlook express is displayed instead of it minimising to the Taskbar it disappears altogether. Its as if the program has been closed instead of minimised. If she then wants to open Outlook Express again she has to select it by clciking the program icon when all she should have had to do was click on the prog in the taskbar as it should have only been minimised.