Taskbar disappears, start button remains


  • We have a number of Windows 7 installations (Enterprise, 32 bit, with German language pack). ONE of the users (on a Dell Latitude E4300) has the problem that after some time, the task bar disappears, but the start button remains on the screen (and continues to function):


    Using Task Manager to kill explorer.exe and restart it solves the problem for a while. 
    15 กุมภาพันธ์ 2553 7:16


  • Hi

    This behavior can happen if a registry key has become corrupted. Using an Administrator account, perform the following.

    Go to Start and type  regedit.exe. In the Results, right click regedit.exe and select the Run As Administrator option.

    In the Registry editor, navigate to the following key.


    Right click the StuckRects2 key and select Export. Name the file srbackup.reg and save it to the Desktop. This will be the backup in case something unexpected happens.

    Right click the StuckRects2 key and select Delete.

    Exit the registry editor and restart Explorer.exe.
    Let us know the results.

    Thank You for using Windows 7

    Ronnie Vernon MVP

    15 กุมภาพันธ์ 2553 22:09