Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be the expert working with you today to help resolve the problem you have posted.
Are you new to windows 8?
Windows 8 dont have a task bar as its all driven by meny and there is no start menu button as well.
if you want start menu button and you want to access all you programs in one place you can install a shell program called shell theme this will give you a start menu button with all your programs as it use to be on windows 7.
click on the link and install the shell theme for windows 7 you will see the start button and other programs in the list.
let me know if you have any question feel free to ask.
If you want remote assistance let me know i can fix the problem right in front of you while you watch me on your screen.
let me know if you want remote assistance i will then send you the offer in your email.