Restore Missing Taskbar in Windows® 7
What are the tips to restore missing taskbar in Windows 7?
Sometimes,when you are working on your stuff documents, pictures, and music and suddenly, the taskbar along with the Windows Start button disappears. You might panic if the document you are working on is on another inactive window, which you cannot access now that the taskbar is missing. You can still access the other windows using 'Alt'+'Tab'. Most likely your Windows Explorer process get crashed, if you are experiencing this problem. Press 'Ctrl'+'Alt'+'Del' to open the task manager to restart the Windows Explorer process. There are several ways to recover the taskbar if your Windows task bar happens to disappear for whatever reason. This might occur because of a user error, a program error, viruses or other type of malware.
Tips to restore missing taskbar in Windows 7 are as following:
- Using 'Ctrl' and 'Esc'
- Using Windows task manager
- Run Antivirus and spyware application
Using 'Ctrl' and 'Esc'
If you are moving your mouse cursor all the way down, but it would not show up, try pressing the Window key, typically found between the 'Ctrl' and the 'Alt' keys. Also you can press 'Ctrl'+'Esc' and achieve the same result. If the Start menu pops up after performing either action, you can manually resize your Windows task bar, as you had probably minimized it by accident.
Using Windows task manager
You can also try launching the Task Manager by pressing 'Ctrl'+'Alt'+'Del'. From the file menu in the window, which pops up, click on new task, and type 'Explorer' or 'Explorer.exe', without using the quotes. By doing so, it will basically restart the main shell that allows you to see your desktop icons, launch the task bar and initiate most of the visualizations you see on your Operating System.
If none of the above have worked, you might be forced to run an antivirus and antispyware application. While your computer is booting up launch these programs from Safe Mode by pressing the 'F8' key. Some of the viruses and spyware are known to alter your system in strange ways, so cleaning it is an appropriate solution. You might have to resort to repairing Windows through your Windows disc if all these fail. Your data or documents will be left intact during this restoration, while Windows attempts to fix any system error or damage found.
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