My profile button disappeared when I bought a new computer last year. I've thought it was a result of some quirk in XP, or perhaps some filter in my Zone Alarm blocking software. I could easily be wrong however. Bottom line, I don't have an available profile button either.
We'll it is confirmed, its IE that's at fault. Im currently using the computer in our family room & it has IE as its default browser. I installed Firefox (which I normally use in my room) and the buttons are present. Thanks for the help.