Help! It seems as if my taskbar has disappeared, Start button and all. How can I get it back?
Well, I bet that you accidentally shrunk it. See, if you hover your mouse over the top edge of your taskbar, the cursor becomes a double-sided arrow which allows you to adjust the height of the taskbar. The cursor looks like this:
So if you’ve inadvertently reduced it to none, simply hover the mouse’s cursor at the very bottom edge of your screen (or where ever your taskbar was previously) and wait for the cursor to become a double-sided arrow. Then just click and drag the taskbar back to original size. This shouldn’t affect Windows Vista users, but if it does, this same method works.
Hope this solves your problem!