disappearing start/task bar

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by profpedantic, May 9, 2009.

  1. profpedantic

    profpedantic New Member

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    this isn't too critical a problem as a re-boot easily fixes it but...

    after a few hours of being on, if i leave my computer and it goes into screen saver/auto-sleep mode, upon waking it again, the start bar and task bar disappears. however, the start button is still there. i can click on it and access the program list and everything else on the start menu, but any program minimized, or even just resting open, on the start/task bar is invisible. hovering over it does not make it re-appear, as i said, rebooting seems to be the only thing to get it going again.

    i have not tried, mostly because i don't know the name of the application, starting it through Task Manager, but instead of reboot, that may get it going again. so my questions are:

    is anyone else seeing this problem?

    and

    what is the name of the start/task bar application so i can re-start it through Task Manager? or should i just continue to reboot to be safe?

    my computer spec (if useful)

    Intel core Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33 ghz 2.33 ghz
    4gb ram
    Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS (i have downloaded and updated for Win7 drivers...awesome that they had them ready :razz:)
     

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