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Taskbar flashes then disappears

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Running WIndows XP SP3 on a virtual machine on a Macbook.  When the Virtual machine boots up the Taskbar flashes then disappears.  I can get to the startup menu by pressing ctrl-esc.  The space the taskbar would us is still there.  I checked and explorer.exe is running.  All mu desktop icons are there and work, just not startup button/taskbar.
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justinmoore14IT Manager

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Hello AltegrisAdmin, I take it that you do not have Auto Hide On?? Also, do you have a program such as ObjectDock that can hide the task bar (This would explain the flash on start up)??


Justin
justinmoore14IT Manager

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Sorry I forgot to add this link. You might want to check it out.


http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_21227308.html


Justin
Auto-hide was not turned on.  I was able to fix the issue by shutting down eplorer.exe as the shell then restarting the shell.

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justinmoore14IT Manager

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Glad you got it taken care of.


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