Taskbar toolbars missing!

By mfaizan91
Nov 24, 2006
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hi, recently after a hangup on my computer, the toolbars in the taskbar (right clicking the taskbar then toolbars) that were normally there aren't there anymore. There use to be a windows media player option which enabled mini player mode there, as well as msn search.

    Windows Xp Sp2
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 Newcomer, in training Posts: 757

    run antivirus, spyware, ccleaner. If your not infected then you should try a manual repair with chkdsk /r as your syntax
  3. mfaizan91

    mfaizan91 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 77

    wel yeh i hve cleaner and anti virus software done all of it still no success:(
  4. smore9648

    smore9648 Newcomer, in training Posts: 757

    are you doing this all in safe mode?
  5. mfaizan91

    mfaizan91 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 77

    yep, and i m sure that its not a trojan virus or sumin like dat as it seems to wrk on other accounts, the only problem is that my account is the main one with associated software which can be wrkd only by my account on it, otherwise i would have just deleted and amde a new one
  6. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    have you installed something or remember what you were doing before it crashed?

    Try a system restore..
  7. mfaizan91

    mfaizan91 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 77

    nah nothing new installed, i do rmmba dat my msn was wrkin real slow so i quit it and then computer was being real slow so i ended explorer.exe and restarted that process which restarts all da appearance and explorer tasks usualy makes it faster. it was after that!! i hve done that b4 never had any problems b4
  8. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    try the system restore as i've mentioned above, [start>all programs>accessories>System tools>System Restore] and use a date before this problem has occurred

    other than that, you can try typing sfc /scannow into a command window to check your system files are ok (you will need your windows xp cd for this)

    it may be beneficial for you to find out whats causing the lag.. some of these could be caused by:
    -norton/sysmantec programs
    -rouge apps
    -too many apps in the background or opened
    -extremely fragmented disks etc..
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.