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I have Windows XP professional and recently when I start my computer, there isn't any taskbar. I then do a restart and it may appear. The taskbar can also disappear after I've been online for awhile. Then there are times when the taskbar is there but no icons showing. Help!!

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Try this fix to begin with.
Then try going to the event viewer and see what kind of errors you have reported on the occasions when this occurs...This can have various causes, most likely a corruption of registry files. Have you been using registry cleaners of any kind? I don't recommend them. Here is a registry fix that corrects this error in many cases. click here or choose 195 from the right column here.
You can try to start in safe mode and see if the task bar and icons appear. (Tap F8 repeatedly at boot up.) Then run a clean boot and see if there is some service that is interfering with windows, by following the instructions in this link and this link.
Finally, this behavior can be the result of malware installed on your system... If you have tried the other solutions and are still having problems, I suggest following these malware removal protocols to scan your system and check for things your AV may have missed...
If you want to see what other users have tried, search google for desktop icons missing.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!



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Your task bar may be in auto hide but, as you mention after the some time there would seen any icons in task bar so it, i think that there may be the virus infection on your computer, so better to use the anti Virus software. 

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Hi there.
The taskbar maybe on auto hide, when you can see the taskbar right click on it and select properties, if the auto hide box is checked with a tick just untick the box and the taskbar will stay in view all the time.

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