Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What is the cause of this corruption in the taskbar?

23 Feb 2013   #1
Farahh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
What is the cause of this corruption in the taskbar?

Hi, i have had this problem for a couple of days till now, when i pass the mouse over the small windows that appear from the running programs in the taskbar, it gets like bars and lines over these windows.
I noticed that the search engine is having the same problem when i type in it (i use google Chrome). The desktop gadgets are also corrupted the same way.
What can i do to fix it?
I use a Toshiba Satellite laptop.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 Feb 2013   #2
indianacarnie

Windows 10x64 Build 1709
 
 

You say this started a couple of days ago? Simple things first. Have you tried a system restore to a point before this started? What steps , if any, have you tried to fix this?

I would start with a malware/Virus scan for sure. Also a sfc/scannow wouldn't hurt. Or you could try rebuilding your icon cache, though I think its unrelated. (click on the links below for tutorials on how to do these)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Also, welcome to the forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2013   #3
Farahh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your welcoming.
I restarted my laptop after finishing some windows updates and all the problem is gone!
Also the system scan just finished (Kaspersky antivirus), it detected 3 malicious tools and i deleted them!
I really can't tell if these malwares were causing all the corruption. I just hope it won't happen again.
Thank you for your time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Feb 2013   #4
indianacarnie

Windows 10x64 Build 1709
 
 

You're very welcome. Glad everything is back to normal for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What is the cause of this corruption in the taskbar?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Taskbar Icon Corruption: only one program is bad, how do I fix it?
Folks, I'm running a background monitoring program, CAM v2.1.5 by NZXT (for my AIO liquid cooler). When I minimize the program, the taskbar icon defaults to the Windows system icon. 1. If I right click the program's taskbar icon (the defaulted Windows system icon), I can select "pin this...
General Discussion
Windows Aero - Taskbar corruption
Hi there, Noticed an issue recently, in that my taskbar is broken if I use an Aero theme Non-aero is fine. Tried sfc, clearing caches, reinstalling drivers but no luck! Anyone seen this before? Jack
General Discussion
VSV - corruption
Hi all, I think I have gotten myself into a predicament and I am hopeful someone can come to my rescue..:-) Before my PC crashed I created several Virtual PC's and associated VSV files for their saved state. In those states I had a number of applications open and configured but not saved..I...
Virtualization
Windows 7 Taskbar Corruption
Occasionally my Windows 7 taskbar gets corrupted with a cascading like effect (see attachment). Happens every 2-3 weeks and usually after resuming from standby, although once it happened after a reboot. Logging off or rebooting with fix the problem A screenshot (using print screen) does not...
General Discussion
possible corruption of W7?
I am new to this forum and have a new computer and a new W7 pro 64bit When I initially turn on computer the screen displays an illustrated information title of the gigabyte mother board,, then goes to a black screen with white lettering that flashes on briefly and appears to list the components...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:27.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App