I had to restart my computer after it finished a spyware scan. It restarted just fine, but I noticed a lot of things wrong once I logged on.
1)can't minimize programs to the taskbar. They won't show up if I try to minimize them, but I can access them by using alt+tab.
2)can't hide inactive windows, no circle with the arrows to click to minimize. I've tried right clicking on the taskbar and going to properties, but when i click hide inactive icons, and click apply nothing happens. Also when I click the customize button, the customize notification menu is empty.
3)I have no sound. I went to the control panel and checked on the sound and audio devices. I went through all of the tabs and they all said there was no device, but when i checked the hardware properties it said everything was working properly.
4)when I access the task manager and click on the processes tab, the user name column is empty. Usually there is either administrator or system.Other than these problems, everything else works fine. I recently installed something before my computer restarted and I uninstalled it and restarted it again and the same problem was there. if anybody knows what to do I would be extremely greatful.
Programs Don't Show On Taskbar
I have a gateway notebook running Windows XP. There are 2 user accounts, each with administrative rights. I recently installed SP2, defragged the hard drive, and cleaned up some spyware and adware with spybot and adaware. I am also running Norton Anti-Virus and all definitions are up-to-date. (This is my college daughter's computer). All ran fine after doing this, but after the next boot, the taskbar completely disappeared. I was finally able to get it back, but only by selecting the quick launch toolbar. If I deselect the quick launch tool bar, the whole taskbar goes away. The real problem is that programs no longer show up on the taskbar when they are opened (Word, Excel, IE, Trillian, etc). And, if I open a program, and then minimize it, it goes away completely as though it were closed, but if I open task manager, the application is still running. I have to close the applications from task manager. The really odd thing is that this is only happening on one of the user accounts (my daughter's). The other user account is functioning normally. Short of creating an additional user account or using system restore and starting all over, does anyone have any ideas on how to repair this?
Won't Minimize / Close Internet Explorer I Can't Click On Any Icons
I have a PC which boots up okay and I can double click on any icon, they open and when I minimise them they minimise. When I start Internet Explorer it all works fine with other icons maximising and minimising as they should. However when I close Internet Explorer I can't click on any icons and when I select them from the Start, Programs menu they start but won't minimise.
No Programs Show On Taskbar
Whenever I log on, no programs show on the taskbar, and I have to switch between them with Task Manager. Also, the Connect To submenu in Start menu is not showing, and I have to connect through Control Panel. Is there an easy way to fix this?
Why Does Programs Appear In Both Side Of Taskbar?
It appear to be like this 3/4 of the time when i restart my computer.i have tried resizing the resolution and closing languae bar. sometimes it works but all of the time. how do i get rid of this.
Taskbar And Desktop Icons Gone - Can Access All The Programs
So I have no taskbar nor icons on the desktop. Except that all works very well... I have access to the programs and all my documents via the taskmanager. I've been told, by the technicians at the shop where I had bought this pc, that they have heard of such cases often recently, but they didn't try to understand why, they just formatted the hd and reinstalled windows. I am wondering if there's a way to repair this. I've read on some forums that osme adware called "sysu.exe" , "ddm", causes such a problem, bu I haven't those apparently. Otherwise norton , and spybot s&d don't detect anything that might cause this either...
Unable To See Taskbar Buttons While Other Programs Work Fine?
I do not know what really is the problem. The taskbar buttons could not be seen when i have other programs and windows running. I can only switch from one window to another using the Alt+Tab button. I am using windows XP Home. I've made a printscreen of the problem.
Updates Programs Minimized - Stopping Showing On Taskbar
I am running XPPRO with all latest updates and recently when I minimized any programs, it stopped showing the program on the taskbar. Now I do not know which programs are running or have to use the CTRL-TAB to switch between programs. I tried to look for setting which would re-enable this but could not find this.
Must Use Alt+tab To Switch Programs / Blinking Icons On Taskbar
This is one of those problems that is difficult to search for, though I tried pretty hard.Facts:When multiple programs are running, if I click an icon on the taskbar to switch to that program, the icon just blinks. Sometimes when I have the problem, if I quickly click it 4 or 5 times it will switch. Other times, that doesn't help. I have to use ALT+TAB to switch programs. Restarting the computer or logging off/on corrects the problem. Shutting down all running programs and opening them again doesn't help. Has been happening for a long time, but I'm fed up with it today Happens only sometimes, but I can't find a common variable between the occurrences and I can't reproduce it on demand WinXP Home (multiple accounts, but only one person needs logged in when problem occurs.
Getting Yellow 'Warning' Triangle In Taskbar?
After having logged on (I've Broadband so am automatically connected to the Internet) this irksome triangle with an exclamation mark inside appears on my taskbar. Whne I click on it I get a list of urls advertising in the main porn and dating sites.I'm sure it has something to do with viruses, hijackers, etc but I have tried everything to get rid of it but to no avail
Can't Uninstall Programs Through Add / Remove Programs
I am experiencing a strange problem when attempting to uninstall programs from Control Panel --> Add / Remove programs. When I attempt to uninstall a program, the corresponding programs "uninstaller", asks for a network resource. Here is an example screen shot of what I am seeing when I attempt to uninstall Ad Aware: It doesn't seem to matter what I am attempting to uninstall. In all of the uninstall scenarios that I have seen Add / Remove programs asks for an MSI file with a similar name to the program that I am attempting to uninstall.
Cannot Minimize Any Open Program
I am running windows XP. While experimenting with the task bar options I caused a problem I cannot seem to fix. When I try to minimize an open program,instead of it closing and being displayed on the task bar, it closes and dissapears behind the task bar and I can no longer see it
Pro Taskbar With "Group Similar Taskbar Buttons?
With XP Pro SP2, I enable "Group similar taskbar buttons". I generally have my taskbar stretched 2 to 3 rows even so. Sometimes, when I have a lot of windows open, and the similar taskbar buttons group and stack themselves, so 1 button contains 2 or 3 open tasks, I can't get any action out of the buttons that represent multiple open tasks.
Any of the taskbar buttons that represent a single open task are fine. But any buttons that represent multiple open tasks don't respond. I have to do Alt - Tab to bring a task to the front, if it's one of the tasks on a button that represents a group. Or I can go to Taskbar Properties, and deselect "Group similar taskbar buttons".
Taskbar Won't Change With Theme
Here's a screenshot. You can see how some aspects of the OS are changed (because of the theme), but the taskbar looks like it's in classic mode
I've tried applying the theme with StyleXP, but it wasn't compatible with my build of XP. I've also tried using TuneUp Utilities Styler, but that didn't help either. I've checked Taskbar->Properties->Start Menu, and it was set to "Windows XP", not classic
Application Don't Show On Taskbar
I use windows XP professional SP2. After open any program it don't show on taskbar. If I minimize program I can not see program on taskbar. I must use ALt+Tab for show my program. How I fix this problem.
Sound Icon Won't Appear In Taskbar
I'm not sure if this should be in the Windows XP forum or the software forum, so please excuse me if I chose the wrong one.I've been having this problem for awhile now, and it isn't urgent but quite irritating.For some time now, my volume icon has refused to appear in my taskbar. Every time that I want to change the settings I have to use START -> RUN -> sndvol32.exe, I have tried going into Control Panel -> Sound and setting it so that the volume control will appear in the taskbar when windows starts, but for some reason this setting is wiped when I restart the computer. (I'm not sure if its actually control panel -> sound b/c I'm on a campus CPU right now so I can't check it, but I'm sure you know what I mean... if not I'll repost later when at home)
If anyone has any ideas, please don't hesitate to throw them up here. I am clueless and this is really pissing me off now
Command Line Minimize All Window
I'm trying to find the command (to which I can create a shortcut) to minimize all windows (Windows Key + M) and restore all windows (Windows Key + Shift + M) in Windows XP.
I'm aware that there is a Show Desktop shortcut, but that's not what I'm after.
Minimize Outlook To The System Tray?
To Minimize Outlook XP to the System Tray / Taskbar:Start / Run / Regedit Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Office 10.0 Outlook PreferencesClick on the right side of the screen, right-click and create:DWord Value: MinToTraySet value at: 1 (enable) or 0 (to disable MinToTray)
Minimize Icon Disappeared On Explorer?
Somehow I lost the icon at the bottom of the screen when I minimize a tab. It used to be at the bottom so I could flip back and forth between applications. How do I get my minimized icons back.
Minimize/Maximize Error / Getting Very Slow?
One of my computers has an odd problem that developes after a while where Minimizing and Maximizing windows becomes tediously slow, the animation runs realy slow and it flashes in different sizes.
Games Minimize To Task Bar
I am wondering if someone can help while i play any games on my computer the games minimise to taskbar for no apparent reason. I have tried disabling the virus software etc even updated graphics drivers etc still no joy. When the game minimises i click on it in the taskbar it runs ok for another 10/20 minutes then does it again.
Truncated Window Designations In Taskbar - Taskbar Grouping On
I've just switched from 98 to XP. I find now that the window designations in the taskbar for my *browser windows only* are severely and unaccountably truncated. My browser is IE6. Even if there's only one window open, if it's a browser window, only one letter will display. Other windows will properly display the full name. I've turned taskbar grouping on and off with no change. I've also run the SFC utility, with no change. There is no such problem in my Win98 machine, and my security settings (and all other settings) are the same. I don't wish to upgrade to IE7.
Taskbar Fails At NOT Group Similar Taskbar Buttons
I want to see all task bar buttons and not have them grouped. XP Taskbar menu offers check "Group similar taskbar buttons." I leave this unchecked, then Apply, then OK. XP still groups the similar buttons (e.g., Word doc1, Word doc2, etc.) instead of having these ungrouped.
Taskbar And Desktop Didn't Appear: Blinked On Turned Off?
After turning the computer on that my taskbar and desktop didn't appear. I went to Task Manager and used the "run" command and typed "explorer.exe" and try to load it up that way. It did load up, but the thing is, it blinked on, and then was turned off. Right now I'm using the Task manager to do everything I'm doing right now. I'm pretty sure that this is a virus, but I want to be completely sure.
Taskbar Icons Disappeared / Won't Come Back
Win XP Home SP2. I have applications that should and did have icons in the taskbar. They are no longer there. Also, when I check the box for having an icon in the taskbar for Windows features like the speaker (volume control icon), it is ignored by windows. I am not a newbie, I know about hiding inactive icons, etc... I do not have hiding icons selected at all. I have checked and unchecked, started and restared the computer and the apps to try to trick windows into showing the icons, all to no avail. This happened when I removed a couple of Security applications: Comodo Firewall and Spyware Terminator. Both had HIPS enabled. The icons were there before I removed these apps, now they are not. I have subsequently reinstalled new versions of theset two apps.