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Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:38 PM

Hi

Let me start by saying that I am sorry if I have picked the wrong section of your forum.

I have just done a total system restore after having my computer breeched by credit card frauds. So, I went back to factory settings and did a destructive reformatting. Have done DEEP scans with several diffrent virus systems and now I am completely clear of any infections.

But I'm having a little problem, almost like sort of house keeping issue. My quick launch bar, I have a quite a few icons on it but I dont like to have it too long across the bottom of the screen, so I shove it in till only 3 are showing. BUT, there are two little arrows to the right of the icons that you click and then it shows you the rest of the icons and then you can click on them, (I hope that you get what I'm on about), but when I click on these two little arrows they don't work/show anything or do anything, either with or without the lock task bar on. Just nothing!

Can anyone tell me how to make this work please? I have been on this site http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and have tried using thses two files:

xp_taskbar_desktop_fixall.vbs & restoretaskbar.reg

and neither of these have made any difference whatsoever. I'm not brilliant at fixing computers I just sort of dabble, so please don't expect too much from me or speak to complicatedly

Many thanks in advance for any help
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 04:15 AM

Hi

Please could someone have a look at this and try to help me.

I have put this question into quite a few forums now and no-one seems to be able to help me.

Many thanks

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:29 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Is the problem in your title...the only complaint that you have? No other system problems?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:45 AM

Hi

It's a Packard bell windows, model? ALT-QUA MS WHQL No.QUA 854280 Is this it? I got this from the back of the comp saying Model/type. If not please advise me how to find out and I will do it.

It's very old now and was my son's. It actually sounds laboured nowadays whilst it's running. I don't if there is anything else wrong with it. There seems to be the odd qlitch like the odd thing flickers now & again when downloading sometimes, new tabs on IE seem to take a few moments to appear sometimes, skype sometimes takes a while to closedown when I shutdown the comp, so does avp.exe sometimes. These are all sometimes things not everytime things, I don't know if there is anything wrong or if it's just the age of the comp, (bought Oct 2004)

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 08:38 AM

Thanks, sorry for the delay in response by anyone :thumbsup:.

Let's try the following: Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (space between k and /) and hit Enter. On new screen, type Y and hit Enter. Reboot the system...the command will execute before booting into XP.

I would then run defrag on the Windows partition.

I would see if that improves anything :flowers:.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 09:36 AM

If chkdsk and defrag suggested by hamluis don't help, try running the System File Checker: SFC /scannow

Edited by strolln, 26 September 2010 - 09:40 AM.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 11:47 AM

Hi

I have now tried chkdsk and defrag & I have also tried SFC /scannow. None of this has worked.

It seems such a stupid thing and yet I can't find it as a common problem written about on any forum. And nobody seems to have an obvious answer, as if it ISN'T a common problem. So, why has this happened then? What on earth have I done or has happened to my comp to make this strange thing happen?

Any more ideas gratefully received

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