Taskbar notification area icons after Explorer crash

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ggallin, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. ggallin

    ggallin OSNN One Post Wonder

    I'm sure others are familiar with this situation too. Sometimes Explorer goes to such a halt that the fastest way to sort it is to open Task Manager (with ctrlaltdel if the Task Bar is frozen) and kill explorer.exe, then restart it using File->Run..

    However, after the restart some icons don't return to the notification area of Taskbar. This happens with ICQ and Folding@home, for example. Is there any other way to restore the icons than to kill the apps and restart them too?
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    seen this asked a few times, the answer is no, you have to restart said program to allow explorer to know its there and assign icons etc.