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Windows 7: Win7 Taskbar Issues [Please Help :D]

14 Feb 2010   #1
amcc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Win7 Taskbar Issues [Please Help :D]

Hi fellow SevenForums users!
I have just come across this forum accidentally and it seems like a big and friendly community so i decided to sign up, so someone can help me out with my problem.

I Windows7 on dad's computer like 3months ago and its been fine since but like 2 weeks ago it started having issues with the taskbar. It is now become sort of annoying.
I have provided a screenshot of what the problem looks like:
[Image in attachments]

1. The "Windows Explorer" Icon is missing
2. The order of icons is wierd

May someone kindly help me out
Best regards,
amcc




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14 Feb 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Hello amcc, welcome to the forums!

You should try right clicking the task bar and unlocking it. See where the categories can be moved to, it may be set differently.

~Lordbob
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14 Feb 2010   #3
amcc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Hello amcc, welcome to the forums!

You should try right clicking the task bar and unlocking it. See where the categories can be moved to, it may be set differently.

~Lordbob

I have attempted that and it doesn't seem to work; I have looked on other forums and think the cause may have to do with windows being corrupt in some way. Icon such as the "Windows Explorer" are missing and may hint to something being corrupt.

How can i reinstall Windows 7 without loosing programs and data?
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14 Feb 2010   #4
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, try this and see if it helps.
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14 Feb 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

IIf these fail, try running sfc /scannow to check for corrupt system files.

Then try a Repair Install as last resort before clean reinstall.
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14 Feb 2010   #6
amcc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Hi, try this and see if it helps.
You are a legend
Thanks a lot! All of the issues are now gone, completely !

Can i give rep on this forum?
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14 Feb 2010   #7
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

have you tried to restore default icon behavior? right click taskbar, notification area, customize. down at bottom it has option to reset it.
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14 Feb 2010   #8
amcc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

+Rep to jfar

Thanks to all those who helped and offered advice too!
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14 Feb 2010   #9
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

oops, somebody beat me to it
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14 Feb 2010   #10
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Glad it is fixed.
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