blank application appears in taskbar



davidh
07-10-2005, 02:22 AM
a blank application appears at random times in the taskbar. The application
has no name and just a plain window icon. It appears for only a second in
the taskbar then disappears. the only time I can consistently see it is
after rebooting the machine it always appears. when it appears at random
times I cannot identify it. I have recently completely formatted hard drive
and reinstalled XP. Tried Spy Sweeper and Spybot with no problems reported.
What is this mystery application and how can I log computers booting up to
see what it is.

dev
07-10-2005, 02:22 AM
/davidh/ said:

> A blank application appears at random times in the taskbar. The application
> has no name and just a plain window icon. It appears for only a second in
> the taskbar then disappears. the only time I can consistently see it is
> after rebooting the machine it always appears. when it appears at random
> times I cannot identify it. I have recently completely formatted hard drive
> and reinstalled XP. Tried Spy Sweeper and Spybot with no problems reported.
> What is this mystery application and how can I log computers booting up to
> see what it is.

Annoying, but not uncommon. For insight on possible causes, Google "blank
window in task bar."

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07-10-2005, 02:22 AM
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"davidh" wrote:

> a blank application appears at random times in the taskbar. The application
> has no name and just a plain window icon. It appears for only a second in
> the taskbar then disappears. the only time I can consistently see it is
> after rebooting the machine it always appears. when it appears at random
> times I cannot identify it. I have recently completely formatted hard drive
> and reinstalled XP. Tried Spy Sweeper and Spybot with no problems reported.
> What is this mystery application and how can I log computers booting up to
> see what it is.
>


blank application appears in taskbar