no task bar in windows 7 on msi notebook

August 22, 2013 at 18:30:28
Specs: Windows 7
i have no start button or task bar it has completely gone away tried getting it back on internet explorer and also on google chrome its driving me mad that i cannot resolve this problem

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#1
August 22, 2013 at 23:35:59
Open up Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and check the Processes tab for explorer.exe which is the Windows shell that includes such interface items. If it's not there, go back to the Applications tab, click New Task, and type it in. Don't confuse explorer.exe with iexplore.exe where the latter one is Internet Explorer.

If the shell doesn't appear now, let us know. If you reboot the computer and have to manually start it each time, let us know.

What was your procedure in trying to get it back? When did this problem start? Do you have System Restore points that you could potentially revert to before this problem occurred?

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August 23, 2013 at 14:26:56
If you mean the taskbar at the bottom of the screen then it is quite independent of your browsers (Chrome or Internet Explorer). If that is what you mean then is it missing as soon as you start the computer and reach the desktop - if so does it appear if you waive the mouse over that area?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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