Resolve the issue when Taskbar is missing in Windows® 7
Is the taskbar on your Windows 7 operated Pc missing? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft yet. This OS comes packed with many advanced features and options. Windows Gadgets, Windows Aero, Windows Search, Windows Defender etc. are some of the features of this OS. Windows 7 also has many advanced system management utilities and Microsoft has also kept some of the earlier features such as taskbar. The taskbar on Windows operating systems can be best described as a long horizontal bar that can be used to monitor and run applications or programs on the OS. The taskbar in Windows 7 allows users to pin certain applications so that they can be quickly accessed. The taskbar is also very transparent because of the enhanced Windows Aero feature which makes it visually appealing. However, some users might face some issues when using taskbar on Windows 7. These include taskbar freeze issue, taskbar missing or disappearing automatically problem etc. The taskbar missing issue on Windows 7 is a common problem and might be because of reasons such as problems with Windows Aero, issues with some of the system files on the OS, registry related problems, malware infections within the system, problems with drivers etc.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to resolve Windows 7 taskbar missing issue:
- Check integrity of system files
- Clean system registry
- Verify graphics drivers
Check integrity of system files
There are very large numbers of system files on Windows 7. If some of the system files associated with taskbar is found missing or damaged, then the taskbar would disappear or go missing. All Windows 7 users having the taskbar missing issue are advised to check the integrity of system files using the 'sfc/scannow' command in the CMD and then repair the OS to resolve the issue. Users can also try restoring the system to an earlier time when the issue was not present to solve the problem.
Clean system registry
Windows 7 has a database of information known as registry. Registry is the place where all information regarding the working of the system is stored and accessed. Issues within the registry can cause taskbar disappearing or missing issue. In such cases, the problem can be resolved by cleaning the registry of the Windows 7 operated system using a registry cleaning software.
Windows 7 is a very graphics-oriented OS and it requires a dedicated graphics card. Graphics drivers link the graphics card with the OS and problems with the graphics drivers can cause issues such as taskbar missing or disappearing issue. Windows 7 users facing taskbar disappearing issue are recommended to check the graphics drivers that are installed on the system using the device manager. If the graphics drivers are found having some problems, reinstalling the graphics drivers would solve the problem.
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