Navigation Pane Difficulties

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by asawriter, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. asawriter

    asawriter Guest

    Greetings to all..

    When I launch MY Computer, the navigation pane on the left "USED TO
    display a Favorites List. It has now disappeared! When I right click o
    the pane and select, "Restore Default Favorite Links" nothing happens
    Also, when I try to drag and drop and "create shortcut here" nothin
    happens. The pane is listed as EMPTY.

    The My Favorite Links folder is still on my C: drive with all m
    favorite shortcuts in it

    :confused:... Has anyone else run into this little Vista annoyance an
    found a solution


    asawriter, Apr 11, 2008
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  2. asawriter

    asawriter Guest

    Greetings, Shawn!

    Thanks for getting back to me. Much Appreciated. The unhide thin
    didn't work. I'm trying the sfc thing now...

    Have a great day!

    asawriter, Apr 11, 2008
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  3. asawriter

    Brink Guest


    Did all go well?


    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    '*VISTA FORUMS*' (
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    Brink, Apr 11, 2008
  4. asawriter

    asawriter Guest

    Greetings, Brink...

    I Hope all is well…
    Thank You for contacting me. Okay. I Hope you have a few moments, and I
    Hope that this post at the very least, puts a smile on your face. Here’s
    what is going on with my Laptop, which I affectionately refer to as,
    “Toshiba.” Toshiba is a Satellite A200 – AH5. I doubled her memory to
    2038 MB, added an LG 20 inch monitor, a LaCie USB hard drive, a cordless
    mouse and keyboard, and she feeds off a Belkin surge protector/power
    regulator/battery back up which is plugged into a APC surge
    protector/battery back up which is plugged into a grounded socket. I run
    her on battery once a week, because I read the manual before I turned
    her on for the first time. I also raised her up off of where she rests
    to increase airflow, and ran HD tune for a while until I got to the
    point where I can tell what temperature she’s at just by placing my hand
    gently on her TouchPad. She’s never gone over 44, and she starts at 39.
    (Actually, when she feels like she’s around 43 or 44, I place a fan next
    to her and cool her off.
    I’m running Vista Home Premium 32 bit NTFS, 3 Virtual Desktops on my
    dual monitor system, and she’s happily networked with two other
    computers via a Linksys router. Protection: Avast, Spyware terminator,
    Windows Defender, Windows Firewall (The Future Shop Tech told me that I
    didn’t need to use Zone Alarm because the Router has its own Firewall)
    Maintenance: Bi-weekly: Ccleaner, Windows Advanced Care personal, Eusing
    registry cleaner, Auslogics Defrag and Registry Defrag, and Spyware
    terminator once a day.
    I log when I install add-ons or programs. I use seven browsers: IE8
    beta in 7 mode (default), Firefox, Opera, Maxthon, Sea Monkey, Slim
    Browser, and Safari (they all have their strengths and weaknesses), Feed
    Demon (12 Subscriptions – all computer related) Speech recognition,
    (saves mouse clicks – great for launching stuff – not bad at dictation)
    One note, Outlook, Sidebar (even running 8 – 12 programs never seen her
    go over 60ish% memory usage.) Rocket Dock, and POP Peeper, and I love
    snooping around on CNET. 2 GB ThumbDrive with portable apps.
    When I cold boot, even with doubling the memory, she boots into Basic?
    When I warm re-boot she delivers Aero? IE8 in 7 mode tells me that
    protected mode is off so I internet options and hit set to default and
    am prompted to restart IE so I do and guess what… You guessed it. My
    Solution. Reset to default. Darn. Still the same. Solution. View –
    Status bar – “OFF”
    I installed an add on called Trailfire to assist and organize
    researching for my blog, (maybe that’s the culprit for no favorite links
    in navigation pane) Temporary Solution – Organize – Layout – Navigation
    Pane – OFF! I run Vista’s monthly back up, and I park my stuff on my
    why IE8 in 7 mode won’t run in protected mode? Read about a hack to add
    non-Microsoft programs – Hmmm – too complicated – UAC - OFF you go. Now
    Toshiba is staying on 24/7 365 unless I absolutely have to reboot – you
    guessed it – TWICE????
    To wrap up and answer your question – No, sir. The stuff suggested did
    not work. Someday I’ll get p.o. and reformat. Start from scratch… Unless
    of course, there’s someone on this forum worth his or her weight in gold
    that will have pity on me and share a few secrets. I am not really
    comfortable digging around in the registry, however, I’ll do it to get
    my navigation pane back, my status bar back, be able to boot into Aero
    on the first try, turn the Laptop monitor off when I’m writing on the LG
    20. (You know – to preserve the laptop display’s life) If I do that now,
    when I switch back into dual mode it changes to Basic and I have to -
    ??. Why bother, you say? I like Aero and its faster than basic… SO… Dear
    sweet computer maniacs! With a healthy combination of fear and respect…
    What exactly is Toshiba up to? Perhaps the answer is very simple – maybe
    I should have named her, “Bill.”

    Have a good one,

    asawriter, Apr 11, 2008
  5. asawriter

    Brink Guest

    LOL DDC,

    That is great. It sounds like you take good care of Toshiba.

    I found that if you had try to change the shortcut arrow overlay with a
    program not designed for Vista, then it can cause this section to be
    blank. Use this program in this tutorial below to restore the shortcut
    arrow, then you can use it to do what you want afterwards.

    Turning off UAC caused this one. You will need to turn UAC back on to
    enable Protected Mode again. An alternative is to elevate the
    administrator accounts so they are not bothered by UAC with UAC still
    on. You can see how in this tutorial.

    Not sure about this one. Make sure that your WEI score is refreshed.

    Hope this helps,


    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    '*VISTA FORUMS*' (
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Brink, Apr 11, 2008
  6. asawriter

    asawriter Guest


    Shortcuts in Navigation Pane - HAVE RETURNED:D

    IE8 in Protected Mode - HAS RETURNED:D

    UAC back on - AND BEHAVING:D

    (1) Turned monitor two off
    (2) Detached it from Laptop
    (3) Cold Reboot>Updated WEI>No change
    (4) Windows Update>Installed update for 945 Chipset>Shutdown
    (5) Attached Monitor 2>Cold Boot>Configure Monitor two>Shutdown
    (6) Sat and prayed for a Moment - COULD THIS ALL BE TRUE???
    (7) Turned on computer

    It booted into Aero! Wow. :cool:

    Tweak Now Win Secret the culprit for the navigation pane dilemma...

    The price...

    This program called MultiMon TaskBar won't function properly now...

    Ctrl>Alt>Left/Right Arrow key would throw maximized windows back and
    forth. COOL!

    Uninstalled>download>reinstall>NOPE?? Oh, well. Substitutions?:eek:


    Shawn and Brink. As far as I am concerned YOU two have earned your HERO
    badges for the day!

    Thank You very much!

    Vista Forums, ROCKS! Have a great weekend.

    asawriter, Apr 11, 2008
  7. asawriter

    Brink Guest


    That is great news. I'm glad to hear it

    You can see if using *Run as adminstrator* with MulitMon Taskbar wil
    help it

    LOL, I know I have split personalities sometimes, but I'm just on
    multi-tasking person. ;

    Shawn Brin


    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not as
    '*VISTA FORUMS*' (
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Brink, Apr 11, 2008
  8. asawriter

    asawriter Guest


    Shawn of the Brink! I Hope all is well...

    I will most certainly try that....

    Thanks again!

    You know, there was something else I wanted to ask you, however, I'm in
    the process of learning the, "Patience is a Virtue" thing. :mad:

    I'm going to leave Toshiba alone for the evening...


    p.s. I'll more than likely run out of patience tomorrow:sarc:
    asawriter, Apr 12, 2008
  9. asawriter

    asawriter Guest

    Greetings, Shawn of the Brink!

    I Hope all is well...

    I have managed to get MultiMon taskbar program to work on Vista; Aero

    - Start>Control Panel>Personalize>Display Settings>Advanced
    Settings>Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile>Graphics
    Properties>Hot Keys>*Disable* Hot keys
    - Right-Click MultiMon icon>Properties>Compatibilty>*Run this Program
    as an Administrator**SUCCESS*! The Intel Graphics Accelerator with Hot Keys Enabled took
    priority, (Ctrl+Alt+Right/Left Arrow rotated the active program 90
    degrees, instead of the desired effect.) Running the program as you
    suggested, as an administrator, has finally made this wonderful little
    program behave, even though the mouse option doesn't appear next to the
    minimize button, even when running the program in XP compatibility mode.
    According to the Software writer, the icon version of the short cut key
    option doesn't work in Vista Aero... WHO CARES!!!

    Bottom Line, being able to throw active, and MAXIMIZED windows back and
    forth between monitors with a shortcut key is SO handy, it's hard to put
    it into words! Well, it isn't hard, but I'd have to use colorful
    metaphors... :eek:

    In Addition, having windows minimize to their appopriate monitors is
    also very handy...

    Once again, THANK YOU for the "GOOD AS GOLD" advice!!! :D Shall I weigh
    in and explain that my computer experience is now becuase of your kind
    assitance, a joy instead of a wrestling match!!!!

    asawriter, Apr 15, 2008
  10. asawriter

    Brink Guest

    Your welcome DDC. I'm glad to hear that MultiMon is working again.

    I hope your computer doesn't get you in another headlock any time soon.



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    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Brink, Apr 15, 2008
  11. asawriter

    asawriter Guest

    *Greetings, Shawn! :)*

    *I Hope all is well...

    *I installed IE8 Beta, and I'm running it in IE7 Emulate mode. When I
    try and access my Live Office, I get this error message:

    *To use Microsoft Office Live, your computer must meet one of the
    following requirements:

    *Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or 7, running on Microsoft Windows XP,
    Windows Server 2003 or Windows Vista. You can download
    ( from the
    Windows Internet Explorer page

    I know how to uninstall IE8, however, I prefer it to IE7. Is there a

    Thought I would ask the Magician....


    asawriter, Apr 27, 2008
  12. asawriter

    Brink Guest

    Hi Daniel,

    The only way I know to get it to work properly is to uninstall IE8
    beta. You might check and post this question in the IE8 beta newsgroup
    to see if someone may have found a solution for this. Here is the link
    to it.

    'Discussions in microsoft.public.internetexplorer.beta'

    Hope this helps,


    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    '*VISTA FORUMS*' (
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Brink, Apr 28, 2008
  13. asawriter

    asawriter Guest

    Howdy, Brink!:

    I Hope all is well..

    I've made an addition to, "Toshiba!" It is a Kensington Noteboo
    Expansion Dock with Video, Model #K33367. Once again, I need you
    assistance, my Friend. Vista changed to basic, and won't run with Aero

    I'm Hoping that you can wave your magic wand and send me a fix


    asawriter, Jun 22, 2008
  14. asawriter

    Brink Guest

    Hi Daniel

    Check the second item in this link to see if you have the latest 4.
    driver version for the 33367 Dock. If not, install it to see if i

    'Docks Software Home Page' (

    If you do, then try reinstalling you graphics card driver again to se
    if it may have just gotten corrupted. Next, update your WEI (Window
    Experience Index) score again in Control Panel (Classic View) an
    *Performance Information and Tools*

    Hope this helps


    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not as
    '*VISTA FORUMS*' (
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Brink, Jun 22, 2008
  15. asawriter

    asawriter Guest

    Once again..

    You are the Man

    Thank You very much

    Take Care

    asawriter, Jun 22, 2008
  16. asawriter

    Brink Guest

    Your welcome Daniel



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    '*VISTA FORUMS*' (
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Brink, Jun 22, 2008
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