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Random Taskbar freeze

FKi says:

Oh man, i'm pulling my hair out on this one. I was just minding my own business surfing the net, then all of a sudden I click out of a pop-up, and my explorer freaks out. Everything froze, so I simply ended it in the programs running menu, and had everything refreshed. Only one thing was wrong, my taskbar was frozen. Having little patience I just restarted my computer. When it started back up, the taskbar was frozen. The bottom righthand corner didn't even show the programs running icons. I restarted several more times, but no difference. When I minimize anything, it doesn't even go down into the taskbar, it just disappears. The only way I can wake it up is if I close explorer all together and have it refresh itself. But still then, as soon as I open one program, everything freezes again. Currently, I'm not running any sort of program that alters the taskbar in any way, so I have no clue what is causing the taskbar to do this.

I could have probably said that in less words, but I tend to be descriptive about my problems. :) Hope I can get this straightened out. Thanks guys.

02:21 pm, Tuesday, September 30, 2003 (13 years ago)
downtown08 says:

hmm..no idea..and alt-tab doesnt even work ?

03:02 pm (13 years ago)
FKi says:

alt-tab works. that seems to be the only way i can move around with running programs. everything else is just....dead. lol.

03:13 pm (13 years ago)
imtoomuch says:

1. Check for a virus.
2. Rid your comp of adware and spyware with Spybot and Ad Aware.
3. Use a restore point if that doesn't work.

03:17 pm (13 years ago)
notrix says:

4. don't use IE, use a secure browser like Mozilla, Firebird or Opera. I currently use them all. IE doesn't care about web standards, so you shouldn't use it anyways since it prohibits webdesigners to properly code their website. (Problems with div's and lacking CSS2 support)
5. update your system with all necessary security updates

03:30 pm (13 years ago)
downtown08 says:

heh. if alt tab works..what else do you need ?

04:47 pm (13 years ago)
ere.mite says:

why are you allowing pop ups to open in the first place?

google, motherfucker! can you use it!?

05:44 pm (13 years ago)
FKi says:

imtoomuch>Scanned C:\ for viruses and used Spybot/Ad Aware to get rid of all the spyware I could. Still nothing. Blahhh.

notrix> i'll have to look into that once I get this problem fixed
downtown08> lol, yeah but the taskbar is so much more convenient for me than alt+tab. ;p
ere.mite> i don't know, they never bothered me that much, and I'm just too lazy to do anything about it, but I'll definitely check that out. ty.

hmm. dunno guys, any more suggestions? everything is still functional, I just feel naked without a taskbar here, and either way I would like to know what's going on with my computer, lol.

06:20 pm (13 years ago)
downtown08 says:

try rocking object dock..w/ its taskbar enabled..word.

06:24 pm (13 years ago)
axii says:

welcome to the world of... LiteStep.

Victor`: hey. if loving poltry is wrong, i dont want to be right. in fact i want to be as wrong as ass fucking a flaming dead baby.

06:43 pm (13 years ago)
aphrodite says:

i have no idea. Ill just feel sorry for you. and turn on my adzapper....

Dont get me mad, I'm running out of places to hide the bodies.

If Barbie is so Popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

Sure, our lives will get better! And by then we'll be worshipping the government!!!!

09:03 pm (13 years ago)
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