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My screen light just turned off, but i can barely see my desktop and the taskbar. what happened?

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Sounds like either the ccfl tube died or your inverter died, a easy way to test this is to take a old working laptop, remove the screen bezel on both laptops and dissconnect the plug leading to the screen (usally a pink and white wire cable and connect the cable from the hp to the inverter on the old laptop, power on both laptops and if the hp screen lights up then the inverter on your hp is dead, this is not uncommon on laptops and if you ever get a new laptop try to get one with led backlight technology, if the inverter from the old laptop has the same plugs, put it into the hp, otherwise order a new on

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Windows start bar has completely gone


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You cannot see the taskbar (which contains the "Start" button) anywhere on your desktop.

Causes

  1. The taskbar may be hiding at the bottom of the screen after being accidentally resized.

  2. If the presentation display was changed, the taskbar may have moved off of the visible screen (Windows 7 and Vista only).

  3. The taskbar may be set to "Auto-hide" (Windows XP with Service Pack 2 only).

Solutions

  1. Put the mouse pointer on the bottom border of your screen.

    • If the pointer turns into a double-arrow doublearrow.gif, click and drag upwards.
    • If your taskbar isn't hiding at the bottom of the screen, try moving the mouse to the right, left, and top edges, looking for the double-arrow.

  2. Press the Windows logo key and the P key on your keyboard to bring up the presentation display mode options.

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  3. Press the Windows key on the keyboard to bring up the Start Menu

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    • If it is now checked, move the cursor to the bottom, right, left, or top of the screen and the taskbar should re-appear.
    • Repeat step three to return to your original setting.

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How to make the taskbar reappear when it disappears in Windows


Sometimes on a computer running Windows, an application will crash or an unstable process will lock up the system, and out of nowhere the taskbar that runs across the bottom of the screen will disappear. The rest of the desktop and all of your icons will probably still be visible -- it's only the taskbar that is gone. Without the taskbar, you can't access the Start menu or view the open programs in your system notification tray.

To get your taskbar and Start menu back without shutting down your computer, hit <CTRL><ALT><Delete> and then (depending on the version of Windows that you are running) choose the appropriate option to open the Task Manager. (In Windows XP Professional, for example, there is a button labeled "Task Manager".) When the Task Manager window appears, select File from the menu bar and then from the drop down menu click on "New Task (Run)". Type "explorer.exe" into the text bar and hit <Enter>. Windows will sort of "reset" itself, and the taskbar and Start button will reappear. (This may take a minute.)

Whatever caused the system to become unstable in the first place could easily happen again, so at this point it's a good idea to save any unsaved data, close all open applications, and then shut down and reboot your computer. If the same problem happens again, make a note of which programs you were running when it occurred, as it may be a resource conflict or compatibility issue that's causing the problem.

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Your taskbar may have been unlocked and moved to the top of your desktop. I'll continue under that assumption.
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Hi there,
I see that you are having issues with your Taskbar/Startbar disappearing.
I believe that it is just a setting that we may need to change on your windows7.
right click on your taskbar to get the properties option mvincentc_1.png

click on the properties to see the next window settings
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male sure that the auto hide is unchecked on this properties window, click on apply then OK this should set everything for your taskbar not to disappear anymore.
and one more thing right click on an open space on your taskbar this should give you other different options
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then click on Lock taskbar to see below image
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this should prevent changes to happen on your taskbar.
I hope this helps you, have a great day.


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When you say "after u start the computer" you mean before you log in? The taskbar never shows up until you're logged in, so that's the way it's supposed to work.

If you've logged in and you still can't see the taskbar, it's possible that you've configured the taskbar to "auto-hide." To see if that's what's happening, move the mouse all the way to the bottom of the screen, and the taskbar should pop into view. Unless you've moved the taskbar to the top or side - check by moving the mouse all the way to each edge of the screen until you see the taskbar.

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*Right click the taskbar and make sure the "Lock the Taskbar" option is NOT ticked

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