Taskbar Is Missing When You Log On to Windows (Q318027)
When you start Windows XP, you may experience one or more of the following behaviors:
When you log on normally, the taskbar does not appear.
If you press CTRL+ESC, the Start menu does not appear.
If you log on to Windows in Safe mode, the taskbar does appear.
This behavior can occur if the Windows settings for a particular user account are corrupted.
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