Double click on the area next to the buttons and you should see them come back. This is a toggle switch you activated and didn't notice that you did.
my task manager doesnt have the close button,minimize button and the tab menus..only the applications the endtask button,switch to and new task!! what should i do!! and when my PC startup the windows xp logo load for almost 10 secs.. my specs ( intel P4 3.0 ghz,512 ram, 80gig,xp service pack2) thanks a lot...^_^