Taskbar Problem After Critical Updates



VinceG
07-10-2005, 02:26 AM
Hello,

I am wondering if anyone else is having a problem with their Taskbar not
showing open windows, after installing June's batch of Microsoft "Critical
Updates".

I am running XP Pro, and have done two things on Tuesday night... one, I had
my computer automatically install this month's batch of Microsoft "Critical
Updates" (there were 8 of them). Also, I checked for updates to Windows
Media Player, and a window popped up saying there was an update... but what
it did was re-install WMP10 (which screwed up my DRM, but that's fixed now).

But for some reason, whether or not I unlock my Taskbar, I cannot see the
buttons for open windows! I've tried to shut off the QuickLaunch toolbar,
but that flat-lines the Taskbar and I can't restore it. I've tried deleting
the "ITBar" lines in the Registry, but that doesn't do anything. And worst
of all, I can't resize the QuickLaunch toolbar... when I minimize open
windows, the windows "animate" but they animate BETWEEN the Start button and
the QuickLaunch toolbar, and then disappear. Of course, I can ALT-TAB
between open windows, but I'd really like to have my Taskbar back the way it
was.

I'm guessing it was something in one of the 8 Critical Updates for June,
because all was absolutely fine UNTIL I installed those Critical Updates.

Can someone at Microsoft look into this and provide some insight to this
problem?

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
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"VinceG" <VinceG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:42B67443-6A9D-4291-9BDB-BA300D0A8644@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> I am wondering if anyone else is having a problem with their Taskbar not
> showing open windows, after installing June's batch of Microsoft "Critical
> Updates".
>
> I am running XP Pro, and have done two things on Tuesday night... one, I had
> my computer automatically install this month's batch of Microsoft "Critical
> Updates" (there were 8 of them). Also, I checked for updates to Windows
> Media Player, and a window popped up saying there was an update... but what
> it did was re-install WMP10 (which screwed up my DRM, but that's fixed now).
>
> But for some reason, whether or not I unlock my Taskbar, I cannot see the
> buttons for open windows! I've tried to shut off the QuickLaunch toolbar,
> but that flat-lines the Taskbar and I can't restore it. I've tried deleting
> the "ITBar" lines in the Registry, but that doesn't do anything. And worst
> of all, I can't resize the QuickLaunch toolbar... when I minimize open
> windows, the windows "animate" but they animate BETWEEN the Start button and
> the QuickLaunch toolbar, and then disappear. Of course, I can ALT-TAB
> between open windows, but I'd really like to have my Taskbar back the way it
> was.
>
> I'm guessing it was something in one of the 8 Critical Updates for June,
> because all was absolutely fine UNTIL I installed those Critical Updates.
>
> Can someone at Microsoft look into this and provide some insight to this
> problem?


Taskbar Problem After Critical Updates