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taskbar problems

by nikkimcd / November 1, 2004 7:19 AM PST

I have windows XP home edition, and I am having a problem with my taskbar. everytime I start up the computer, search assistant and quick launch come up automatically on the taskbar. Even if I get rid of them by right clicking the taskbar and removing the tick beside them, when I next turn on my computer they reappear. If anyone can think of away of resolving this, It would be a great help. I tried to see if there was anything in MSCONFIG that would help as it occurs at startup, but there isn't.
thank you

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Re: taskbar problems
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2004 7:31 AM PST
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Re: taskbar problems
by nikkimcd / November 1, 2004 7:46 AM PST
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thank you but i installed the programs and none of them detected the items I get on my taskbar. any other suggestions?

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Re: taskbar problems
by swisse / November 1, 2004 1:39 PM PST
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Please post your startup items.


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Re: taskbar problems
by nikkimcd / November 2, 2004 2:06 AM PST
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according to "Starter" these are the start up items for my computer:
NAV Agent
Openwares LiveUpdate
Quicktime Task
WildTangent CDA

if you need any more information that is fine


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Re: taskbar problems
by Cursorcowboy / November 2, 2004 11:56 PM PST
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everytime I start up the computer, search assistant and quick launch come up automatically on the taskbar.

As a test, what happens if you temporarily rename the QL folder and reboot?

With the exception of the Address toolbar, every toolbar is a representation of a folder that exist somewhere on the system. To see a toolbar's underlying folder in a Windows Explorer window, right-click the toolbar and choose Open Folder where additions, deletions, and other changes can be made instead of working directly on the toolbar.

? Quick Launch - %App Data%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

? Links - %UserProfile%\Favorites\Links

? Desktop - %UserProfile%\Desktop and %AllUsersProfile%\Desktop
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Re: taskbar problems
by nikkimcd / November 3, 2004 8:03 AM PST
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hi, i tried renaming the folder, and i restarted my computer, and the only difference was that the quick launch icons did not appear; quick launch was still ticked when i right clicked the taskbar.

please, if anyone else has any suggestions i will be so so grateful, im getting so annoyed with my computer


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Re: Start-up list
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 3, 2004 9:22 AM PST
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These items from your startup list I don't know about;

nwiz, - (but see )
zusunshmyknh -(but it looks real suspicious to me. No trace on Google)

This item appears to be a spoofing site

Openwares Liveupdate - (see )

This item appears to be Spyware

WildTangent - (see )

These Start menu items are not needed

AdaptecDirectCD - If you need to run Adaptec, run it from the Start > Program menu
NeroFilterCheck - (unless it is some sort of patch for a bug in Nero)
Quicktime Task - (If you need to run Quicktime, run it from Start > Program menu or from your desktop icon)
TkBellExe - (see )

See this other thread about

NVCplDaemon - (at )

User choice;

CARPService - Loaded to allow the user to listen to modem sounds, can be left or unloaded from Start-up - (see )

Either the Spoofing possibilitie or the Spyware may be related to "Search Assistant". And I think, (but I may be wrong), the Quicktime task is the Quick Launch item.


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Re: Start-up list
by nikkimcd / November 3, 2004 9:13 PM PST
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dadapp is something to do with dell i think as the source is in the dell folder (my computer is a dell)

the quicktime thing is to do with apple as in "starter" it has the quicktime symbol beside it.

I got rid of most of the stuff you said was unnecessary, but none of my problems have disappeared.

Please help me!!

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Re: Start-up list
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 4, 2004 7:28 AM PST
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Hi nikki,

I have a Dell Dimension 8300 and I don't have a "dadapp", but a Google search shows that is a customisable key applet for a Dell laptop, so I expect you have a Dell laptop.

Originally you said your problem was with Search Assistant and QuickLaunch appearing in your taskbar.

I was hoping that any of the items in the start list would have been the cause of these two items in your taskbar. But I am now not sure what you mean by taskbar.

You say they appear in the taskbar when you start the computer. Which part of the taskbar?

From right to left you have;

1] The System Tray - where things like your clock, your firewall and antivirus are placed.

2] Left of that is the main taskbar where, if you open any programs like Internet Explorer or Microsoft Word, they are displayed in this taskbar.

3] To the left of this, and just right of the Start button, on some computers - A QuickLaunch bar where you can load shortcuts for those programs you use often.

Whereabouts in the task bar do these entries for Search Assistant and QuickLaunch appear?

If they are in the main task bar area, then the programs are loaded already, and clicking them in task bar should bring those programs back up to the desktop. If thats the case then you should be able to see what programs they are, and where they come from.

If they are in the System tray, then you can right click each icon, and see what they are. If that doesn't work, double click each item and see what program appears.

If they are in the QuickLaunch part of the taskbar, then it's easy enough to remove them from therem either by right clicking the icon and selecting delete, or right clicking an empty space in this area, selecting "Open Folder" , and in the C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch folder that appears, deleting the shortcut from there.

If they reappear in the QL bar the next time you start your computer, you must find which program they belong to and explore that program, eg Options, or Preferences, or Settings, and de-select, "load on Start-up" or similar option.


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