cannot find my start menu or task bar
restore start menu and task bar?
You may have collapsed it, and/or turned on Auto-hide. Place the mouse cursor right on the edge of the screen where it should appear. If it turns into a double-headed arrow, click and hold, then drag the edge of the bar up. If the taskbar simply appears, you may have turned on Auto-hide. Right-click, choose Properties, and uncheck Auto-hide.