The Case of the Disappearing Icons - a mystery

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Niteflyer

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I use WinXP Pro SP2 as my OS and have for some time now. I also am current on the updates. I have a problem that started a few days ago and it's driving me nuts. Here it is ........ Normally when I open an application and for whatever reason, minimize it, the icon goes to the bottom of the screen to the Task Bar and when I click it, the application window opens to where I was at. I've always been able to do this with several apps at a time. For some reason when I minimize an application window now - it just disappears. If I open the Task Manager I can see that it is running but that doesn't do me any good because I can't reopen to where I was. I use Zone Alarm Pro Security Suite, for firewall and Antivirus, SpyBot S&D, Pest Patrol, Ad Aware SE 2006, Spy Sweeper, and Trojan Remover and they're updated daily and they don't detect anything. I've tried removing the Ticks from the Task Bar Properties settings and re-ticking them but it doesn't help.

Would really appreciate some help.
 

Niteflyer

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I found the solution!!!! It turns out this is a common problem. Most people end up reinstalling windows to fix it but I found a free fix for it. Check it out and keep the link in case it ever happens to you or if you have any other problems with the Task Bar. It could save you a world of trouble.

www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
 
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Thanks Niteflyer, I had the same problem and found this thread doing a search which worked, what a relief! :)

Wonder what the %&&$$&*_ caused it?
 
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