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When I minimize a program..it goes down but it isn't displayed on the Taskbar. I fixed this problem in the past on an older rig but I forgot now. Anyone?
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I browsed around quickly on Google, and did not see anything helpful. My suggestion: reboot. If that does not work, run ccleaner, and then other malware/virus removal tools. I'm grasping at straws on this one
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does it ALWAYS do it? Might be an issue with explore.exe


Crash it and re-open it

cnrl>alt>delete>task manager>processes>right click explore.exe>end process> and restart it by going to File>New Task> and type in explore.exe

Also....try making a dummy user accout and try it in there. You could have a bug in there
    
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This kind of thing happens alot with registry cleaning or generall Errors....This procedure may help you :

CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE: : To ensure that Windows XP performs at its best all the time you can use the System file checker to locate any missing or damaged system files and replace them. Click on ''Start'' ''Run'' and type exactly WITHOUT quotation marks ''sfc /scannow'' and press ''Enter''.The windows file protection monitor will now scan your entire system for missing or damaged files.Keep your original Windows XP CD at hand as you may be asked for it to replace any missing or damaged files. Other commands that can be used for this step are:

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) sfc /cachesize=x
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