My wife was using her Toshiba Satelite laptop when suddenly the taskbar and start button disappeared. The desktop icons are still there. The laptop runs with Windows XP Home Edition SP3 - IE8. I've tried all I can think of to recover it with no success. it is not hidden at the top, bottom or sides the windows logo button does not bring up the taskbar window the taskbar entry on Control Panel does not work I can only assume that the Taskbar files are corrupt or missing. The only cause that I can think of was running a set of Windows updates prior to the problem occuring. There is no recovery disc for the system so I can't run a Windows repair. I've run ESET NOD32, Superantispyware and Malwarebytes to eliminate any malware. Can you help. please?