Internet Explorer has three different launch option Normal Window, Minimized and Maximized. If you do not see IE after launching then possible reason could be the window is set to Minimized. Listed below are the steps to fix the launch issue with your Internet Explorer.
Operating System :- Windows 8.1
Internet Explorer :- Version 10
Step 1: Navigate to the desktop on Windows 8 system.
Step 2: Right click on the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
Step 3: Again right click on Internet Explorer menu and select Properties. This should display the following Internet Explorer Properties (Shortcut) Window.
Step 4: In the Properties Window, navigate to Run dropdown and change from Minimized to Normal Window or Maximized.
Step 5: Click OK button to confirm and save the changes.