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Windows 7: Taskbar Weirdness is 7077

23 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 7127
Taskbar Weirdness is 7077

I have a problem with 7077 that I cant see to find anything on...

The taskbar is very weird. These are the symptoms:

1) When it is on the top, it extends past the normal height and is as "tall" as is "wide" when it is docked on the side. Everything looks right, but the mask extends too far down, making things there (the top of my browser, icons) blurry.

Sometimes this goes away when I move it back and forth to different positions... or sometimes:

2) After moving it around, ill have it on the top of my screen. But there is a taskbar mask on the left side of the screen too! So the bar is at the top and the left inch of my screen is randomly blurry (from the taskbar mask).

Have any idea what can cause this? Im fully stumped.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2009   #2
Orbital Shark


It sounds like a graphics issue, have you got the latest drivers installed?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 7127

The nvidia Windows 7 drivers dont work for me... Im on a GeForce Go 7400.

I havent had this problem on any other build.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 7068

had the same problem, just appreard on 7077! but now it seems gone, i moved my bar right then top again and it was fixed.... weird
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2009   #5
Orbital Shark


Have you installed the drivers from here Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers ?

You may need to run the installer in compatability mode for XP/Vista depending on the driver you download. Afterwards Windows Update will notify of any drivers that can be upgraded.

It's worth a try (if you haven't already). Otherwise i'm fresh out of ideas, sorry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2009   #6


Can you ge a screenshot of it?

Cause I have no idea what's being referred to.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2009   #7
Orbital Shark


As you can see in the 1st screenshot, you have 1 or 2 options to choose. You can download the specific driver you require (Vista 32 or 64 depending on your installation). You can also allow for the site to check your hardware to see if it's up-to-date.

Once you download the driver, locate where it's saved (usually the Downloads folder) and right-click it then select 'Properties'. Next, click the 'Compatability' tab & set up as seen in 2nd screenshot. Now run the file and it should install, if you get a message stating that an older driver is being installed just choose yes to continue.

Once installed you will need to restart you machine. Then using Windows Update you can use it to search for new drivers.

Hope this helps :)

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2009   #8

Windows 7 7127

Sure, here.

All that blurred area is "taskbar"

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2009   #9


Okay, my first question is why the taskbar is a solid color while the windows are transparent.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2009   #10

Windows 7 7127

The taskbar is transparent.. that part of my desktop is plain black, so youre seeing that behind it.

Thats chrome, so the top is transparent.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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