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weird, task pane on desktop problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by iamstuck, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. iamstuck

    iamstuck Thread Starter

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    theres a task pane on my desktop and i didnt even open a folder. I restart and its still in my deskstop. I attached a file showing a pic on wuts wrong with it. Can guys tell me wuts going on, cuz i dunno if this is a bug on sp2 or sumthing. Hopefully u guys experienced this too. So can u guys help me get rid of it?
     

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  2. mfay50

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    The registry entry exists in:
    HKeyClassesRoot->CLSID
    Find the entry starting with {00021400-
    Go down to the shellex entry and left click the + sign
    Look at the ExtShellFolderViews and highlight the entry under that

    In the right window, you will see an entry for PersistMoniker.
    The data should be: file://%userappdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop.htt
     
  3. mike5532g

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    It's a bug in XP. I had it once. Go to http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    #15 Remove common tasks from the desktop

    To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
     
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