i restored my phone to factory default.. then i disabled my automatic restore and defaults. then i installed only one app from my very long list of apps. (for some reason i had to do it from my 3g connection and not wifi.. but that's a different problem)..
anyways i installed it and it worked just fine! i restarted my phone just to make sure and the task bar is still there!
i'm gonna go through my apps ans install them one by one.. i know it's a painstaking process but hey i gotta give back to the android community