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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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How to sucessfully repair the Taskbar in Windows XP


If your taskbar has become hidden or icons are missing read on

Close any open desktop and taskbar applications, then open your registry and find the key below. Delete the entire StuckRects2 for Windows XP, and reboot.

Press the <Windows Key> + <R> to access the run and then type regedit navigate to the following user key.

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For All XP user Don't Use IE 7.0 & higher version



Applicable for all window XP (all edition, all PCs and Laptops)

Hi there,
If you are getting trouble after the updates of internet explorer..

Then I would suggest you to Roll Back it to the original Internet Explorer (i.e Internet Explorer version 6.0)

Which come up with Installation of Win Xp with Service Pack 2.

Bad Effect due to IE 7.0 or higher version:

Screen hang up, internet freezes abruptly, prominent windows crashes anytime.

So to stop these problems, better to run with lower and safe version of IE:

To remove Internet Explorer 7 from your PC use the following methods

Method 1: Use "Add or Remove Programs" to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

Step 1: Use "Add or Remove Programs" to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

a. Click Start, and then click Run.

b In the Open box, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.

c. In the list of programs, click Windows Internet Explorer 7, and then click Remove.

d. Follow the wizard instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 7. Also remove if any updates under this entry found.

If you cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 7 by using this method, try Method 2.

Method 2: Use Spuninst.exe to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

Run Spuninst.exe to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

a. Click Start, and then click Run.

b. In the Open box, type %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe, and then click OK.

c. Follow the wizard instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 7.

After you uninstall Internet Explorer 7, double-click the Internet Explorer icon to verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored.

This will bring up you to run Internet explorer as it come up with the installation kit, which is safe and reliable.

Have Nice Surfing!!

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After you uninstall Internet Explorer 7, double-click the Internet Explorer icon to verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored.


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Task bar at bottom with font size on it has gone


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