I have a inspiron 1520 with a 32 bit vista home basic edition. my start menu and taskbar are now non-existent. i don't know how it happened, and i've spent the last few hours trying to solve the problem to no avail. even when i click on the start menu and taskbar button on the control panel, nothing happens. it blinks and that's it. i've read the threads that have already been posted and they didn't help either. so i'm hoping someone could post an answer to my dilemma, cuz i really don't want to have to reformat my system.