where are my apps????

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jozhik, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. Jozhik

    Jozhik OSNN Addict

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    Ok, for some time my taskbar is acting freaky - showing the applications in a very small part of the bar.... annoying yet still easily corrected, even if it had to be done after every startup

    yet now it is gone completely:dead: , and with Add Toolbar I cannot add this one

    Anyone got an idea how to fix this? I haven't really got the time to spare to do a complete reinstall of everything, and I'd like to browse through my open apps with more options than just alt-tab
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    My first thought is that it sounds like what happens when you're Quick Launch menu is expanding across the entire taskbar. Do you have the bar locked/have you tried unlocking it? The apps must be loading there somewhere. Have you tried expanding it to 2 or more rows (drag it up)?
     
  3. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    If you posted a screen shot of the affected area it would/could help greatly. But what Muzi is saying is what I izz thinking.
     
  4. Jozhik

    Jozhik OSNN Addict

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    that was what it used to be doing, that's why I don't lock it anymore, but expanding the taskbar to max size doesn't even help find it - even closing the quick launch toolbar doesn't :dead:

    I think some registry setting is messed up or something... I need to know which one stores the taskbar settings....
     
  5. Jozhik

    Jozhik OSNN Addict

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    To quote U2....

    "I still haven't found what I'm looking for" :(
     
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Good quote. :)

    Try putting your XP CD in and running sfc /scannow.
     
  7. Jozhik

    Jozhik OSNN Addict

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    I'll try it, but I do believe 2 service packs will have changed some of those files...
     
  8. Jozhik

    Jozhik OSNN Addict

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    so far no solution found - muzikool's suggestion gave me a logfile the size of New York City's phonebook... looks like I will have to re-install everything from scratch... when will I find the time??? not this month for sure... so if anyone can help me fix it fast, I'd appreciate it...
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What you need to do is grab your original XP cd then you slipstream SP2 into it. That will give you the latest files to scan with.

    Do a forum or google search for slipstreaming xp.
     
  10. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I agree with Hipster. Slipstreaming is extremely fast and easy with nLite.
     
  11. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    have you tried putting the XP cd in booting the machine, letting it get to the install screen and selecting repair this XP drive (or whatever it says)?
     
  12. Jozhik

    Jozhik OSNN Addict

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    Found the solution elsewhere, and fixed it with the tool on this page:

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

    Happy me :)
     
  13. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Interesting. I'd be curious to know what caused this in the first place.
     
  14. Jozhik

    Jozhik OSNN Addict

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    me too. but considering the put a fix for it in a tool, it sounds like it's a bug in Windows or something... oh well, it works now..