Thanks for the replies, I have tried using both the mintconfig autostart and using the wbar.util that has the option of adding it to autostart applications. Neither seem to work, and both have the above desk option. When I manually add it to autostarted applications I am using the wbar launcher that is found in /usr/share/bin, and I have tried the .wbar that is in my home. Is there another path I should be using? In the meantime I am going to give the cairo bar a go. Normally I use awn but seeing as I am using a lower spec machine now and compisiting does not work that well I am trying a number of different docks that are on offer out there. Thanks again for your help.
Dell D810, 2000mb ram, pentium M, ATI 128mb