XP Taskbar Problem



Vince
07-10-2005, 01:26 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?

shakey
07-10-2005, 01:26 AM
"Vince" <Vince@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D98BBE65-F3E7-4FF7-8E9C-AED464865CAF@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?

Just installed all eight and rebooted.
All ok---at least with this aspect.
SG

jopo
07-10-2005, 01:27 AM
I had similar problems. Found a fix here:
http://www.michna.com/kb/WxSystray.htm


"shakey" <shakey@sonic.net> wrote in message
news:OtFkBKtcFHA.3880@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
> "Vince" <Vince@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D98BBE65-F3E7-4FF7-8E9C-AED464865CAF@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?
>
> Just installed all eight and rebooted.
> All ok---at least with this aspect.
> SG
>

Steve
07-10-2005, 01:40 AM
Hi Vince
I have the same problem I am still looking for the solution. Do you have
office 2003 installed? Are you using the Outlook as your e-mail client?


"Vince" wrote:

> 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?


XP Taskbar Problem