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Open programs do not show in windows xp taskbar anymore.

I have an emachines laptop with windows xp and IE v 7. Our open programs no longer show in the taskbar, and I don't know whether we made a change or a program made a change, but I would like to know what I have to do to get them showing on the taskbar again. I believe the problem started after we upgraded from IE v 6 to IE v 7.

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  • Little Bob Apr 13, 2008

    Thanks dileep 007. I just changed from Norton to Kaspersky Internet Security, and no virus has turned up on full computer scans. Can Windows XP re re-installed on top of present XP without messing anything else up?

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    i have the same probbut antivirus and antispyware not wrking, used avast and norton with spybot

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I think your system might have got attacked with the virus so just get the updated antivirus installed and get it searched and fixed ....
if problem persists just reinstall the operating system ...

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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    any doubts reply me
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