nikki, if I get the gist of your thread, your taskbar across the very bottom of the page has disappeared??
If so, try this (well this works onmy putery, just tried it out)
go to the main menu for the putey, select 'control panel'
Go to 'appearance and themes'
then select 'taskbar and start menu'
tick the box 'keep taskbar ontop of other windows' and make sure the 'auto hide the taskbar' box is not ticked, hit apply and hopefully fingers crossed it works for you!
If not, take R's advice and kick it! lol
is currently in NZ