AppBar Bullet??? Anybody

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Andlie Coll, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Andlie Coll

    Andlie Coll Guest

    Hello, apologies if this turns out not to be a 'vista issue'. Past few days
    when I have gone to shut down my Pc a message window appears and says AppBar
    Bullet is still running and preventing the Pc from shutting down... I do not
    know what this is therefore I do not want it on my Pc. How it got there is
    also a mystery to me as I feel sure I did not deliberately download/install
    this program/service. It does not show on a windows explorer search nor is it
    listed in start up programs or services nor is it listed in task manager
    processess tab. Basically can anybody explain what is going on here. Thank
    you in advance.
     
    Andlie Coll, Aug 10, 2007
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  2. Andlie Coll

    dean-dean Guest

    An application desktop toolbar (also called an appbar) is a window that is
    similar to the Microsoft Windows taskbar. It is anchored to an edge of the
    screen, and it typically contains buttons that give the user quick access to
    other applications and windows. Do you have anything that resembles that
    description on your desktop? Some notebook touchpad drivers have this
    function...
     
    dean-dean, Aug 10, 2007
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  3. Andlie Coll

    Andlie Coll Guest

    Hey there dean-dean. Thank you for your swift offer of solution. In short no
    I do not have anything on my desktop that resembles this. I know as much as I
    have been able to investigate with my limited knowledge but I still don't
    know what it is..what it does..how it got there..why I can't find where it
    lives on my Pc..whyit is so difficult to get rid of etc etc etc
     
    Andlie Coll, Aug 10, 2007
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  4. Andlie Coll

    dean-dean Guest

    Hmmm. Some programs have the ability to make an Appbar, like a 3rd party
    clock program. Often these are an option of a program that runs in the
    Notification area, or Tray, of the Taskbar. If you right-click on the
    program's icon in the Notification area, it may have something like an
    "anchor" option to put a window on the edge of the screen, and an option to
    close the "anchor" when you right-click on the docked window.

    Besides Windows icons like Volume and Network, do you have other programs
    running in your Taskbar's tray area?
     
    dean-dean, Aug 10, 2007
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  5. Andlie Coll

    Andlie Coll Guest

    Hey there dean-dean. 'fraid not...at least it's not that obvious. In my
    Taskbar tray you will find.. Norton icon, safely remove hardware icon,
    Realtek audio..windows sidebar..network..volume.
     
    Andlie Coll, Aug 10, 2007
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    dean-dean Guest

    Try this. Right-click the Windows Sidebar icon, before you shut down, and
    choose Exit. Does the alert persist when you try to turn off the computer?
     
    dean-dean, Aug 10, 2007
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  7. Andlie Coll

    dean-dean Guest

    In other words, I'm guessing you may have a Gadget that's not quitting
    properly, lingering a little too long. Quitting Windows Sidebar before
    shutting down will test this...
     
    dean-dean, Aug 10, 2007
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  8. Andlie Coll

    Andlie Coll Guest

    Good morning dean-dean. Thank you for your continued interest in this issue.
    I tried as you suggested and the alert did not kick in this time. You may
    well be onto something there. My only 'but' is since we have opened this
    dialogue the alert has been lets say temperamental i.e. sometimes it kicks in
    other times not. I say 'but' because other than two default windows gadgets I
    only have a UK radio player installed. I will remove the radio player and see
    how it goes. Fingers crossed that this is the end of the issue and should it
    prove so I will respond in the appropriate manner to afford you your well
    deserved credit. Thank you, Andlie Coll
     
    Andlie Coll, Aug 11, 2007
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  9. Andlie Coll

    Andlie Coll Guest

    Oh dear I'm sorry to have to report but even with the radio player
    uninstalled and windows sidebar closed before log-off the alert is still
    appearing so it would seem that the problem lies elsewhere ergo unfortunately
    this question remains open.....
     
    Andlie Coll, Aug 11, 2007
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