go to start and properties then task bar and check what you need to
Well, it didn't actually disappear. This is actually kind of embarrasing. You know how you can resize the taskbar, and make it even smaller than it is until it's just a thick grey line on the bottom of the screen? Well I did that, except when I tried to drag it back up, nothing happened. I think I can just restart my computer without shutting down and it will revert to the previous settings, but I don't want to abuse my computer more than I have to. Maybe next time I'll just leave the dang taskbar alone!
I have Win 2k SP4.