?
Solved

missing icons in taskbar

Posted on 2003-11-21
8
Medium Priority
?
1,836 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
Windows XP all updates, virus checked, adaware and spybot ran and yet...

Programs that where normally present in the taskbar are not there.
In task manager they show up as running.

???
0
Comment
Question by:spazz45
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
sunray_2003 earned 150 total points
ID: 9797744
Dear spazz45,

Try doing system file checker

start ---> run ---> sfc /scannow .. Check if this would solve

Thanks,
Sunray
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
ID: 9797750
Try restoring your windows xp if this issue started few days back

windows xp restore :
--------------------

HOW TO: Restore the Operating System to a Previous State in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;306084 

HOW TO: Start the System Restore Tool from a Command Prompt in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304449

HOW TO: Start Your Computer by Using the Last Known Good Configuration Feature in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307852&sd=tech

Repair:
---------

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307545 

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;315341

Sunray
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:LucF
ID: 9797766
Hi spazz45,

have you tried rightclicking the taskbar and choose "show all"?

Greetings,

LucF
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:Dufo G. Belski
ID: 9797792
This is typical of the FriendGreeting bug that ran around last year.  Any current virus scan should clean it up.

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.friendgreet.worm.html
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
ID: 9797796
Try unlocking the taskbar by right-clicking the taskbar and saying unlock ( if you had locked)

Sunray
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:sramesh2k
ID: 9798119
If your taskbar has disappeared from the desktop or becomes hidden when you move your cursor near, it may be due to a corrupt registry key.

REPAIR THE TASKBAR:
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/277/
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:spazz45
ID: 9802194
Well I got it solved just not sure what cured it.
I beleive it may have been me playing with "Tweak UI" to much!
Anyway I ran SFC /SCANNOW and reset some settings in "Tweak UI"
and the icons in the system tray have returned after reboot!

Thanks for all the comments!
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Are you unable to synchronize your OST (Offline Storage Table) file with Microsoft Exchange Server? Is your OST file exceeding 2 GB size limit? In Microsoft Outlook 2002 and earlier versions, there is a 2 GB size limit for the OST file. If the file …
We have adopted the strategy to use Computers in Student Labs as the bulletin boards. The same target can be achieved by using a Login Notice feature in Group policy but it’s not as attractive as graphical wallpapers with message which grabs the att…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
This is my first video review of Microsoft Bookings, I will be doing a part two with a bit more information, but wanted to get this out to you folks.
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question