The quick launch thing is taki up all the space on my taskbar.The problem here is,every time I open a file or folder or minimize it,it dosent show up in the taskbar and I have to keep usin the alt+tab to do ANYTHING.Here's the blunder.It wont get any smaller and every time i CLOSE the quick launch toolbar,my start menu dissapears.What I think I should do is set the start menu and the taskbar settings to default.But I dont know how to.

Can anyone plz help?
In response to Metamorphman
wats wrong wit it
In response to DustinRulz
idk wat 2 do about that