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Start menu & task bar do not appear

Start menu toolbar does not appear anywhere on the desktop once the desktop opens. however, the desktop icons do appear & the desktop icons open properly.

for: Toshiba Satellite A75-S231
Windows XP Home Edition

if i move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen... the start menu & task bar do not appear

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  • Brett07
    Brett07 Jan 08, 2009

    dear FixYa friend,

    thank you for taking time to acknowledge my Toshiba Satellite dilemma support request. the laptop was having several malfunctions, more than just the one requested issue.
    ultimately i used the system recovery cd-rom to perform a full system recovery. my Toshiba Satellite laptop is new again.

    thank you again for your FixYa support & suggestions.

    Daryl

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How to enlarge the icons on the toolbar


If you mean enlarging the task bar items please follow the following steps:

1-Access the Taskbar and Start Menu. This particular menu will allow you to customize your taskbar features and resize the icons. Click on the Start menu, or Windows logo, from within your taskbar.

2-Select "Control Panel," then select "Appearance and Personalization." On some Windows 7 computers, this option may also read as "Appearance."

3-Click on "Taskbar and Start Menu." This will open a Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box on your screen.

4-Change the size of the taskbar icons. Place a checkmark next to "Use small icons" within the Taskbar Appearance section to make your taskbar icons appear smaller.

5-Click directly on the checkmark if one is already present to enlarge the size of your taskbar icons.

6-Save your taskbar icon customization settings. Your new taskbar settings will go into effect immediately. Click on the "Apply" button to save your changes, then click "OK" to exit from the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties menu.

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I accidentally closed my language bar..when i open my language bar on the task menu by right click then toolbar but it doesn't appear.


If you right click the taskbar right where the Language Bar should be, you should get the Language Bar context menu. Choose settings. Uncheck "Show the Language Bar on the Desktop" Check it again to reveal the other checkbox below, "Show the Language Bar as Transparent when Inactive." Uncheck THAT one and click OK to get through the dialog boxes.
Hope this helps!

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How to put program type on tool bar


  1. Adding Icons to the Task Bar

    1. Click on the Start Menu to open it
    2. Click on "Programs" and find the program for which you want to create an icon
    3. Move your mouse pointer to the program you want to use
    4. Depress and hold down the right mouse button while you drag the icon to the Quick Launch toolbar section of the Task Bar
    5. When you release the right mouse button, a short menu will appear
    6. Choose "Create Shortcut(s) Here." An icon will be created in the Quick Launch toolbar on the Taskbar

  2. Deleting Icons from the Task Bar

    1. Move the mouse pointer to the icon you want to delete
    2. Right-click on the icon
    3. Choose "Delete" from the short menu that appears. The icon has been deleted, but the program is still available to you on your hard disk

    NOTE: If you have carefully followed the steps above to add the icon to your Quick Launch toolbar, deleting it will NOT delete the program from your computer, it will simply remove the icon from your toolbar. The program will still be available to you.

Also you can "Drag" the program, to the bar, and "Drop" it on it. Check out a freeware application called StartupCPL at http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml. This places a Startup icon in your Control Panel which, when opened, lists all applications on your PC with a check box for each one. Simply put a check mark in each application you want to open minimized on startup. By the way, it states it is for Windows ME and 2000, but I have had it on XP for quite a while and it works fine.

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No icons or tool bar on desktop at startup


In your desktop, Right click your mouse and properties will show and look for show desktop option. And then move your mouse to the bottom of your computer screen, if toolbar will show, then your toolbar is set to automatic hide. Change the settings in your Taskbar and Start Menu Properties and change there the settings, uncheck the auto hide task bar.

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The toolbar has disappeared


Ok, on windows desktop screen right click your mouse, select personalize, click on TASK BAR AND START MENU, pop up will show select TOOLBARs, then check Quicklaunch.

If icon is missing just create short cut to your desktop, then click and drag, then delete shortcut in desktop screen.

This is for vista.

As for XP it should be properties for personalize, then search for the link.

Leave a comment if this is not the exact one.

regards

Apr 25, 2009 | Acer Aspire One A150-1006 Notebook

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I've lost my toolbar on my acer aspire one netbook


Press and hold Windows Logo Key + Press the "E" key

Type Control Panel

From here you can address your Display and Taskbar issues.

For the task bar:
Click on Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
Uncheck Lock the taskbar, Auto-Hide the task bar, and then click apply and ok

For the desktop icons:
Click Display
Click the Desktop Tab
Click the "Customize Desktop" Button

There you can place a check next to the icons you wish to show.

Let us know if you have any issues after changing these settings.

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Icons and Start tool bar disappearing every few seconds


Sounds like the explorer.exe process might be restarting. Open Task manager and keep refreshing the processes to see if explorer.exe disappears/re-appears.

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Start menu toolbar does not appear on desktop


Here's a couple of things to try:

Press Cntl+Esc key. That should bring up the Start Menu. Maybe the menu is hidden on one of the sides, or top. If it is, click it and drag it back to the bottom. if this doesn't work:

This problem can also occur when you are infected with a virus that seems to be unreported on symantec or any of the other anti-virus resources I've found.

If you can get to task manager go to the Processes tab, and look for a process called 'SYSU.EXE'. If it's running, kill it.

Now, if your desktop suddenly returns to normal, then yes, you've got this virus. You're not out of the woods yet. There is probably a folder on your machine called 'C:Program Filesddm'. Delete that, of course. You'll probably also want to search your registry for the string 'ddm' and kill most of what you find. In particular the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/ddm, and anything under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run and/or Run once that refers to 'ddm' or 'sysu.exe'.

As usual, I'll include that this entire procedure is something you should undergo with great care, or leave to a computer guru friend if you're not comfortable with it.


found this at:
http://forums.devshed.com/windows-help-34/no-start-menu-or-icons-on-desktop-winxp-66403.html

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Start menu toolbar does not appear on desktop


check this out maybe it can help..

in the desktop..put the cursor and right click-properties-select desktop-customize desktop-check the desktop icons you want..and click ok...just try maybe this is only you want..

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Cannot see my desktop


Please try these steps to solve your problem:
1) Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to run the Task Manager
2) Click on "File" on the Task Manager upper menu
3) Click on "New Task (Run)" option, Run window should appear
4) Type "explorer" without the quote, on the Run window
5) Your start menu and icon on desktop should now appears

hope it helps :D

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