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missing icons in taskbar

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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.

???
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Question by:spazz45
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Dear spazz45,

Try doing system file checker

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

Thanks,
Sunray
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Try restoring your windows xp if this issue started few days back

windows xp restore :
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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:
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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
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by:LucF
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Hi spazz45,

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

Greetings,

LucF
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by:Dufo G. Belski
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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
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by:sunray_2003
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Try unlocking the taskbar by right-clicking the taskbar and saying unlock ( if you had locked)

Sunray
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by:sramesh2k
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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/
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by:spazz45
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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!
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