Taskbar disappears?

If you ever have a crash that takes out the taskbar on Windows (normally, any time explorer crashes or you have to kill the process), in theory it should reload automatically.

If this doesn’t happen get the Task Manager up (in XP it’s normally Ctrl+Alt+Del and click Task Manager). Click the File menu, then New Task (Run). Type explorer and hit OK.

In a few seconds your taskbar will be restored.