Microsoft KB Archive/247502

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Taskbar Missing in Windows 95/98/Me

Article ID: 247502

Article Last Modified on 1/25/2007


  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95

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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


When you start Windows, the taskbar may be missing or not displayed correctly.


This issue can occur if the registry has been damaged.


WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this issue, use Registry Editor to delete the following registry key:


When you restart Windows, the taskbar is automatically recreated.

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