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Windows 7: taskbar and control panel issues

25 Jan 2010   #1
7up

windows 7 pro
 
 
taskbar and control panel issues

Windows 7 home premium

When my computer "comes back" from screensaver, the taskbar is missing.

Also when I click start, control panel, it does not open.


Wondered if the 2 things are somehow related so posted both here

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25 Jan 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Maybe your taskbar got hidden. Run your cursor all the way down on the screen and see whether it shows up. Then right click on it and lock it.
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25 Jan 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7up View Post
Windows 7 home premium

When my computer "comes back" from screensaver, the taskbar is missing.

Also when I click start, control panel, it does not open.


Wondered if the 2 things are somehow related so posted both here
Probably a corrupted account. Open another account and I bet the control panel works.

If so just tranfer everything to the new account and cancel the old.
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25 Jan 2010   #4
7up

windows 7 pro
 
 

sorry, I should have mentioned that the taskbar is not hidden and it is locked
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25 Jan 2010   #5

xp, win7
 
 

I have not seen this problem but if you turn off the screensaver does the
taskbar stay visible?
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25 Jan 2010   #6
7up

windows 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7up View Post
Windows 7 home premium

When my computer "comes back" from screensaver, the taskbar is missing.

Also when I click start, control panel, it does not open.


Wondered if the 2 things are somehow related so posted both here
Probably a corrupted account. Open another account and I bet the control panel works.

If so just tranfer everything to the new account and cancel the old.

How can I open a new account when I can't access control panel
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25 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

can you get to control panel through safe mode?
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25 Jan 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Go to search, go to, all programs, go to accessories, go to system tools, go to control panel

You may be able to get in
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25 Jan 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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26 Jan 2010   #10
7up

windows 7 pro
 
 

I can get into control panel in safe mode. Assume this means there is something installed which is causing the problem
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