Taskbar disappears

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  1. jeroen536

    jeroen536 New Member

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    I'm running windows 7RC now more than a month and it makes me smile :) But i've got one problem. When my laptop awakes from standby or when i am not using my laptop for a long time (more than a hour), the taskbar disappears. I can open the start menu with the windows button and all programs work completely, but the taskbar doesn't appear.

    Images of the problem:
    http://www.jwinkelhorst.nl/data/taskbar1.JPG
    http://www.jwinkelhorst.nl/data/taskbar2.JPG

    Does anyone recognize the problem and knows how to solve it?
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Did this occur immediately after install or do you recall installing some software that may have caused it.

    Have you tried moving it around to a different position on the desktop?
     
  3. jeroen536

    jeroen536 New Member

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    Did this occur immediately after install or do you recall installing some software that may have caused it.

    Good question..i installed windows 7 clean, so directly after installing windows I installed all the other stuff i need. Maybe it's the software, i don't know.

    Have you tried moving it around to a different position on the desktop?
    Not yet.. the next time the taskbar disappears i'll try it.
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    You might also want to check your power settings

    Just Go to Start > Help and Support and type in laptop power.
     
  5. jeroen536

    jeroen536 New Member

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    My taskbar disappeared a few minutes ago. The screen turned off (powersaver), and when i moved my mouse, the screen turned on, but without taskbar..

    I tried to move the taskbar, but i can't click on the taskbar, so i can't move it.

    What should i check?
     
  6. reghakr

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    I would go to Start > Control Panel > Power Options, click on the Change when to turn off the display, then click on the Change Advanced power settings link, and take a look at all the individual options under Advanced Settings.
     
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    I looked at the poweroptions and didn't find anything what could be related to the taskbar. But...

    Google gave me some hope :) i found the following on sevensforums.com:
    I've got a NVIDIA Geforce 8400M GS, so i think this is my problem. So i hope NVIDIA will soon launch new drivers..
     
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    If it isn't a problem with the video drivers, I hope Microsoft is aware of this siyuation before RTM
     
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    Possible Temp Fix for Disappearing Taskbar

    I just installed 7 today and of course have the Nvidia drivers you speak of. So in searching this problem, i did two things, got my taskbar back by activating the screensaver, and then saw a possible solution - locked the taskbar - and the reactivated the screensaver - taskbar stays on the desktop in place. Maybe this is the answer for now.
     
  10. jeroen536

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    i found out that my screensaver is the source of the problem. Only when i use a screensaver called 'fliqlo' (it's still my favorite) the problem occures. When i use any other screensaver everything works fine, and i don't have any problems with my taskbar.

    Do you use the fliqlo screensaver (or an other costum screensaver)?
     
  11. pluto

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    Missing task bar

    Hi Yes this makes perfect sense to me I too have this screen saver and have installed in on two machiines that are experiencing missing taskbars when the screen saver kicks in. If you find a fix to this so the screen saver can be use that would be fab as this is also the one I use the most.

    pluto
     
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    Thanks so much for this--had the same exact problem, only in my case it was an Hermes watch screensaver that was eating the taskbar!
     

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