Windows® XP® Taskbar Missing
Has your Windows XP taskbar disappeared? Find out how to resolve this issue.
Windows is an Operating System from Microsoft Corporation which provides a useful platform in the computer to present it functions for its users. Now-a-days, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are the commonly used, modern Operating Systems. These editions from Windows have different versions to give the user an option to choose the most appropriate one. The main toolbar in Windows XP is also known as the taskbar which is used by the OS to import, apply and monitor various applications. The Windows XP toolbar has several useful options like start button, system clock, quick launch shortcuts and icons for presently running programs. It is also possible to change the look and options available in Windows XP toolbar using a variety of methods. Thus, a user can select the appropriate option that suits his needs.
Following are the important points related to missing taskbar in Windows XP:
Taskbar is a bar displayed on GUI desktop as a access point for programs displayed or running on the desktop. Toolbar consists of various tools and accessories which can be used to access various applications or functions on the system. The shortcut keys in the toolbar are very helpful to avoid the confusion and this also saves time. The display of important items like system clock helps the user by reminding him about the tasks and targets in his mind to work out.
The problem of toolbar getting disappeared in Windows XP is an annoying. It is commonly reported by many users. This problem generally appears due to corrupt EXPLORER.EXE file. This may have occurred due to a malware or virus attack while downloading file from the Internet as viruses and spyware are occasionally interfere with the Windows Shell. It is recommended to reinstall Windows XP, if the problem appears to be critical.
Press CTRL+ESC to access the taskbar. If the taskbar is not visible at all, the user need to press “Ctrl+Alt+Del” key to bring up the toolbar. Go to 'New Task' from the menu bar and enter 'explorer.exe'. This has to be repeated if the toolbar disappears again. You can also go to 'C:WINDOWS' folder in 'My Computer. If accessing My Computer folder is not possible, then you have to go to command prompt by typing 'cmd' in 'Run' box. Now you can access the 'WINDOWS' folder. Changing the registry values may sometimes solve the problem. Now restart the computer after making necessary changes. It is advisable to run an up-to-date antivirus and antispyware scan.
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