Well, it doesn’t exist because it no longer needs to exist and hasn’t needed to exist for a while.
You can easily add icons to your “Start bar” in two ways:
Method 1. By opening a program, then right-clicking on the icon while it is open and choosing Pin this program to task bar.
Method 2. Right-click on the “Start bar” and choose Toolbars | New toolbar. Then select a folder that contains the icons you want. For example, to get a quick launch toolbar of Office 2007 icons, you would select this folder:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office
Check out my “Start bar”. You have to right-click it and choose “View image” to see the whole thing.