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My task bar disappeared after installing a new graphic card. :blink:
My Pc is a Dell Dimension 3000 with a onboard video chip.
Some games don't work well with the chip, so I thought to install a real card.
I choose the GeForce FX 5200 PCI with 256 MB.
After installing and rebooting the system was everything fine, except that the taskbar was gone. :whistling:
Somehow I managed to get into the control panel and tried to double click the taskbar icon,
but nothing happend. It works on other computers.

I switched back to the graphic chip, but the taskbar is still gone.

What can I do to get the taskbar back, without installing win XP again.

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does your task bar in your control panel look like this
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On every other of my computers, yes. :whistling:
But not on the one with the missing task bar.
If I go to the control panel and double click the task bar icon, nothing will happen. :blink:

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Is there somebody else who can maybe help me?

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this may seem way to obvious but have u tried expanding it? like put the mouse on the bottom till u see arrows poiting in opposite directions then click and drag...
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Maybe I said it wrong or to complicated.

There is nothing on the bottom. No taskbar, no Start, nothing. The mouse arrow is not changing its
apperance. Important icon's which I always use, are stored on my desktop (since I work with computers) - that saved me.
Icons like:
Windows explorer
Control panel
Notepad
and more - all because off fast access.
That's now my only way to browse thru my folders or several popped up windows.

To shut down = taskmanager, or change windows because another window popped up = taskmanager.

If I go to the control panel and double click the "taskbar and start menue" icon = nothing. This icon is just a dummy.

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well, im guessing this would be ur last resort, but try system restore. to before this happened.
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GO START...OPEN MY COMPUTER....RIGHT CLICK ON DRIVE C........RIGHT CLICK ON WINDOWS.........SCROLL TO TASKMAN.......RIGHT CLICK ON TASKMAN AND CLICK ON PROPERTIES MAKE SURE NO CHECK MARKS ARE THE BOXES LIKE HIDDEN AND READ ITS POSSIBLE THAT MAYBE CHECK MARK IN THE HIDDEN BOX
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