Tech Microsoft Windows question....

bagnshoofetish

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Why does my status bar at the bottom disappear sometimes? And is there a quick way to get it to come back other than rebooting?
TIA.
 

Pursegrrl

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Bueller? Yikes, do you have it on a setting where it disappears but when you move your mouse down there it pops back up? Sometimes people do that to have as much real estate possible on their screen. Has it always done this, shoo?
 

bagnshoofetish

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the status bar is still there. it only disappears maybe once a month or so.

and oh yeah when this happens all my desktop icons disappear with it as well.
 

Odette

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I believe if all your desktop icons are disappearing along with the taskbar at the bottom, this indicates some type of software error. There may be something going on in your registry. Definitely do a virus/spyware/malware scan to be sure.
 

kimalee

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Maybe explorer.exe is crashing? try ctrl+alt+del, go to Task Manager -> File -> new task
and then type explorer.exe, then click OK