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Where did my arrow thing go in my taskbar?

by phattferd / February 27, 2005 2:59 AM PST

All of a sudden the arrow thing that minimizes all the icons in the taskbar disappeared and with I right click in there a message pops up that says something about "the 16 bit application" is doing something dont remember exactly, it freezes up when I do this.

I ran Nortons last night when I went to bed and nothing came up then when I closed nortons or closed the window, its always enabled, my arrow thing was missing.

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More info?
by caktus / February 27, 2005 3:59 AM PST

If you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution.

Also, what browser are you using? Where should this arrow be (are you refering to Quick Launch)? Where are you clicking and what are you expecting to see with this click? Knowing the error messages would probably help a lot. Have you scanned for spyware n" such?

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Yes did all of that
by phattferd / February 27, 2005 4:52 AM PST
In reply to: More info?

Its Windows SP2, I don't see why it matters what browser I use? Its the taskbar down by the clock. I have an Emachines I cant think of the model number, but it is the Athlon 3200.

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Just trying to make sure I understand...
by caktus / February 27, 2005 5:52 AM PST
In reply to: Yes did all of that

the problem you are experiencing.

Are you refering to the Desktop Toolbar that allows you to access Desktop icons w/o actually going to the Desktop?

Can you reproduce the error so you can provide the error messages. Knowing the error messages would probably help a lot.

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(NT) (NT) Did the problem occur after installing SP2?
by caktus / February 27, 2005 6:22 AM PST
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No the system came with SP2
by phattferd / February 27, 2005 7:01 AM PST

It wont happen anymore, but I am talking about the area around the clock. There shuold be a thing that looks like this "<" and turn around when you click on it to access all the icons. I have about 8 icons open down there adn the arrow wont appear. I just want to hide most of them, its taking away the area for minimized windows on the rest of the bar.

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Download the DOS Application Patch for Windows XP SP 2
by caktus / February 27, 2005 8:16 AM PST
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A buddy fixed it for me
by phattferd / February 28, 2005 8:39 AM PST

Thanks for the help. I don't know what he did, but he was over the other day and checked it out and its back. Thanks.

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Re: Where did my arrow thing go in my taskbar?
by Tufenuf / February 27, 2005 8:13 AM PST
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Assuming an 'arrow thing' is a chevron...
by Edward ODaniel / February 28, 2005 6:26 AM PST
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