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#1 ramsey76


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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:58 AM

My start bar on PC seems to disapper. The only I get back shut the PC off and re boot. It happens a couple of times in a day. Virus and anti spy are used daily.

I would appreciate any help on what is causing this ?



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#2 fozzie


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Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:19 AM

You mean the whole blue bar at the bottom?If that is the case try, after you see the taksbar rightclick on it and tick "lock bar "

Edited by fozzie, 22 February 2007 - 08:19 AM.

#3 ramsey76

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:35 AM

Yes the entire bar. I have the bar locked. The start bar is back without rebooting. I am think something is covering it rather than it not being there.


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Posted 22 February 2007 - 10:59 AM

Are you using Desktop enhancement tools? For example Windowblinds, XP Visual Styles, DesktopX.. ?
Because they may cause this as well.

Although, if everything disappears, including desktop icons, this means that your explorer crashes.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:22 AM

Right click on the taskbar/ choose properties/ third check-box down is Keep the taskbar on top of other windows. Make sure its checked.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 12:56 PM

Do you have it set to autohide? If so just move your cursor down to where the taskbar is located and it should pop up. If you don't like that setting you can change in the options as outlined above.
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