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Windows 7: Above Shortbar Disappears

26 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Above Shortbar Disappears

Im not exactly sure what it is called, but I have windows 7 premium, and the bar at the top when you start the computer has disappered... it normally holds the following...

-a mail icon
-windows media player shortcuts for music icon
-the recycle bin icon
-an internet explorer icon
-a shortcut for documents icon
-a picture viewer shortcut

and a few others i can't remember, it was already like that when i first got the computer so its a preloaded feature, but since i dont know what its called i cant find a fix for it... help?

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26 Nov 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

hi TheGirlIsGood, and welcome to sevenforums, the place to post,

it sounds like a dock. some pc manufacturers, such as dell, stick one of these onto many default desktop.

i'm not sure why your's has dissappeared - it's either been hidden (autohide), uninstalled, or removed from the boot process.

type msconfig into your start-menu search-box (and hit enter) - see if there is an unticked box for a dock - this would prevent it from loading at boot.

if not, you can download a brand new free dock and customise it how you like - try rocketdock or objectdock - both similar and both free!
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26 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Question about objectdock, does that also change the task bar at the bottom? the picture shows the bottom changed...
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26 Nov 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

only if you want it to...(and i think only with the paid version, i'm not sure)

you can put it on any side of the screen
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26 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

do either of these work with windows home premuim 64bit?
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26 Nov 2010   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

yes - give them a go!

they are easy to uninstall if you don't like them.
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27 Nov 2010   #7


You could try a System Restore to a date just before the bar disappeared.
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