windows vista start menu bar/quick launch etc problems

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by daffy123, May 6, 2007.

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    daffy123 Guest

    hi i was wondering if anyine could help me. I just bought a new vista
    computer from dell and i am loving it! the only problem is that every so
    often the quick launch bar and the area where the clock is is going all weird
    and the open progams that are on the start bar are disappearing behind the
    start button. When this happens the start menu comes up blank and the sevice
    tray goes black. does anyone know how to fix this?? please reply asap, thank
    you in advance!
    daffy123, May 6, 2007
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Hi daffy--

    1) Try running SFC by typing cmd in the search bar above Start> then when it
    shows up on the top of the start menu>right click cmd>run as admin> then at
    cmd prompt type "sfc /scannow" without the quotes. This should replace
    corrupt files.

    2) Try using this regedit made easy for you with a gui and a few clicks by
    Kelly Theriot MVP of the Year a couple years ago:!.htm

    Click "Taskbar is missing."

    Use this .vbs script (safe-will not hurt you) from Kelly:

    Chad Harris, May 6, 2007
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    VistaTester Guest

    I had a simular problem with a malfuctioning taskbar/start munu. I got a
    hold of Vista Manager and used it to run the deskrop and taskbar in separate
    proceses.. That fixed the problem with exlorer/dwm. In Vista Manager under
    Customization > Customize System > Desktop and at the bottom select Create
    separate processes for Desktop and Explorer. Click on Save and your done
    VistaTester, May 6, 2007
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