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Open programs not showing in taskbar

by AnthonyD / December 28, 2004 4:34 AM PST

When I open a program it does not appear in the Taskbar. When I minimize a window, it does not appear in the Taskbar and I need to Alt/Tab to know what is open and maximze program windows.

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There's a virus that does that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2004 4:49 AM PST
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Not the problem
by AnthonyD / December 28, 2004 4:59 AM PST

Machine was just scanned and cleaned. Have had this problem for some time, but can't pinpoint when or how it started.

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Then post virual/spyware damage.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2004 5:08 AM PST
In reply to: Not the problem

If IEFIX doesn't fix, then search more and finally start over.

In closing I do run into a few that:

a. Don't perform scans when asked.
b. Continue to use Internet Explorer exclusively.

Sadly, those users tend to burn out.

Bob

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Here's a possible fix.
by Tufenuf / December 28, 2004 5:31 AM PST
In reply to: Not the problem

Anthony, Go to the link below and under the letter "T"-"Taskbar" download & run the "Minimized Programs Missing" .vbs fix.
"To use the VBS Files: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done".

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

Hope this helps,
Tufenuf

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Malicious Script
by AnthonyD / December 28, 2004 5:54 AM PST
In reply to: Here's a possible fix.

Tried this, but it said it was a malicious script and I opted out of it.

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It's SAFE to download & run and is not a malicious script.
by Tufenuf / December 28, 2004 6:01 AM PST
In reply to: Malicious Script

Anthony, It's safe to download & run that .vbs file.

"NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry"

Here's the link explaining the above.

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

That site is very tructworthy and probably the best Windows XP site on the Internet.

Tufenuf

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It worked!
by AnthonyD / December 28, 2004 6:20 AM PST

Thanks, that did the trick!
Sorry, for the distrust on the script, but nowadays you can't take chances.
Thanks again for the fix.

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Glad to see that it worked and
by Tufenuf / December 28, 2004 6:58 AM PST
In reply to: It worked!

Anthony,

"Sorry, for the distrust on the script, but nowadays you can't take chances."

I don't blame you and I should have posted about the malicious script not being applicable to the .vbs downloads from this site in my original reply.

Glad to help,
Tufenuf

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Awesome!!! Worked Great!!!!
by ramanan1109 / September 20, 2012 4:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Here's a possible fix.

Hi Tufenuf!!! Thanks a lot ur answer helped me at a right time.. Thanks again....

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No Viruses
by AnthonyD / December 28, 2004 5:52 AM PST

OK, did the scan, but still no viruses detected.

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