Application icons missing in task bar

hi folks!

i got confused with the strange problem. there are no icons appearing in task bar for running applications on my XP, whatever you maximum, minimum or restore the application windows. i have to use alt-tab to switch among the running tasks. :-(

if i boot the system in safe mode or switch to another user, the icons appear.

please HELP! many thanks!

kind regards,
bbao
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johnb6767Commented:
Might try this...Look at #3
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
johnb6767Commented:
Not #3....Thats for IE and Explorer and all...

#164
164. Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality
johnb6767Commented:
Also the same program for #240 on that page...

240. Programs Aren't Minimized in the Taskbar

This is another little nifty utility that dopes all kinds of stuff to the taskbar, in terms of repairs...

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

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bbaoIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
thanks for your feedback, but #3 is for IE's toolbar, not XP's task bar. :(

i didn't find a suitable utility from this site.
caddladyCommented:
This site has alot of registry tweaks to repair certain items.

BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY PRIOR TO DOING ANY TWEAKS!


http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Scroll down to No.  240 on the website.

If you click on the link, it should ask you to save a vbs (visual basic script) file.  Save it and then run it to fix your taskbar.

bbaoIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
#240 works!

featured expert, johnb6767! thanks a lot!

:-)

thanks caddlady, but john gave the answer first, sorry.
caddladyCommented:
No problem, we were typing at the same time :)
bbaoIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
BTW, if you don't mind, could you please tell me where you are, john and caddlady? :-)
caddladyCommented:
Florida :^}
bbaoIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
> No problem, we were typing at the same time :)

oh. it seemed that the featured expert typed fast. that might be why being featured? just kidding. :-))
bbaoIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
sydney here. :-)
johnb6767Commented:
Houston, TX.

Didnt even know I was featured....Do we get paid for that???   :)
bbaoIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
the pay is just being featured, haha. :-))

i got the strange problem solved on the fly, just because you are in the rockets base? hehe. :-))

thank you two again.

regards,
bbao
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