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Knowsnothing

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The taskbar at the bottom of the screen is missing, but all my icons are still there. For some strange reason, I am also incapable of copy and pasting text (i can paste images), and i cannot drag my icons there. I checked my processes, and explorer.exe is there. I also checked them, and none of the processes seem to be bad. I also tried rebooting, but it did nothing.

note: before the problem happened the taskbar seemed to be half cut off of the screen.
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Hi Knowsnothing...

Press Ctrl + Esc. Does the Start Menu appear?

Boot into Safe Mode...is the taskbar present in Safe Mode?

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well i tried safe mode but it didn't start up correctly
it was a black screen and white text listing something like

texttext(0)texttext(0)

and it went down the whole screen and it said press a key to stop loading this
I didn't press anything, but it just stayed on that screen until i restarted normally.
And it doesn't appear with ctrl + esc.
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Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open Task Manager.

Click "File" on the toolbar and choose "New Task (Run)".

Type explorer.exe in "Open" field and click "Ok".

Does the Taskbar appear?
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nope, already tried that it opens up My Documents.
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Go to START-->RUN and type control panel? If the control panel opens up, double-click on TASKBAR AND START MENU. The Task Bar and Start Menu Properties window will open. Make sure that Auto-hide the taskbar and Keep the taskbar on top of other windows are both checked. Then click APPLY and OK.

Is the taskbar visible now?

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Ctrl + Alt + Delete opens My Documents?

Or starting explorer opens the documents folder?
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Fenor: I went to control panel but the the auto hide was unchecked and the "keep it on top of other windows" was checked.

wannabe1: when I run explorer.exe it opens up my documents.
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Open Task Manager, click on File, choose New Task, type regedit and click "Ok".

In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SOFTWARE, then Microsoft, then Windows NT, then CurrentVersion, and click on Winlogon.

In the right pane, scroll down to Shell. What is the value for this key under the Data column?
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Hello
I have the same problems.

Open Task Manager, click on File, choose New Task, type regedit and click "Ok".

In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SOFTWARE, then Microsoft, then Windows NT, then CurrentVersion, and click on Winlogon.

In the right pane, scroll down to Shell. What is the value for this key under the Data column?

In the data column stands explorer.exe
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