What do you do to protect yourself from spyware and viruses? The taskbar can be affected by such malware.
Create a System Restore point first.
If you don't already have Ewido, download Ewido Secuirty Suite from;
http://www.ewido.com install it and update it's definitions and run a full scan.
If that doesn't fix the problem, go here;
and download the Taskbar repair tool. See if that helps.
in a recent discovery by my father he said that the icons--with their name-- for any opened application like my computer, firefox etc. are not at all being displayed in the task bar on opening anything the taskbar does not show any any activity while the notification area is well function along with the quick launch and also the start menu
i've already tried system restore.
the trouble also has another side,, i can easily right click the empty area where the task should have displayed the application names, to open taskmanager ,, so it tells that its being properly refreshed.
also i've tried restarting my explorer.exe, but the restart does not show any changes.
i'm yet to try opening a new user account and seeing what happens on it,, but yes i have a different user account of my own which is working absolutely fine,, though i've noticed 2 or 3 hangs in the last fortnight. i've also removed msn search tool bar which i thought was doing the trouble. but with no effect,,i am NOT willing to re-install my windows.
hoping for a quick response from you experts.
my system specs:
win xp home--sp2--updated,, p4 3 gigs, 512 mb RAM X600 pro grpics card,, intel d925xecv2 mbd, 160 gb hdd, 60-100 partitioned,, and yaa i'm running norton systemworks 2005 along with yahoo and msn messengers ,, also zone alarm firewall