unwanted Folder Tasks on Desktop

  kat64 02:01 03 Sep 05

Hi, I was in the windows folder looking for a file and I accidentally did something that has caused a Blue strip to appear down the left side of my screen,its headed 'Folder Tasks' and then there is a list of tasks to carry out beneath.this strip takes up about a quarter of the screen. how can I restore my desktop to its original state .
I run Windows XP pro with Sp2.

  VoG II 08:30 03 Sep 05

System Restore?

  VoG II 08:33 03 Sep 05
  kat64 13:23 03 Sep 05

VoG, many thanks. As usual you have saved the day.

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