and I am not entirely convinced, but I am no expert.
Try a test. Find your Corel Photo-Paint program .exe file, usually in C:\Program files, and double click that to open the application.
Does this freeze and show two instances in the Task Manager? If not, why not delete that Quick launch shortcut, create a new shortcut from that program .exe file, (right click, Send to... Desktop (Create Shortcut)). Then drag that shortcut to the Quick Launch bar.
I'm having a real problem with a graphics program in Win XP. My Corel Photo-Paint program will freeze up at the most annoying times and cause me to lose a file I'm working on. When I call up Windows Task Manager to shut the program down, I find that there are two copies of the program trying to run at once, with the second one most likely being called up somehow during the process - I don't know how, I just know that it's not me doing it.
I have the Corel Photo-Paint icon in the Quick Bar, and the tool tip that pops up shows the name of the application written twice. I can't fix it in Properties, it's not written like that in the dialog box nor does it show a bad path.
I think the problem is in the Registy. I have read on Annoyances.org that this problem can happen when programs are cleared from the Start Menu, because Windows keeps track of the new locations of Start menu folders when they are drag-dropped. So I have reason to believe that dragging the icon from the Desktop to the Quick bar has caused this.
Am I possibly right about this, and, if so, where in the world would I search in the Registry to correct it?
"Annoyances.org - Startup Programs Run Twice When Windows Loads"