November 29th, 2009, 19:53 PM
operator trouble here...help needed
I am running Win XP (h) in old Compaq pc.
Things were fine a couple days ago. All of a sudden, I have "My Computer", "My Documents", and "My Network Places" on the bottom of the screen (they're in taskbar, middle).
The work fine, but normally you need to go to "My Computer" in Start window to get 'em going.
I've gone through a bunch of stuff on my own looking for ways to get them back out where they belong.
When I try deleting one, I get this message: "are you sure you won't to delete? To later restore, go to Display in Control Panel". For some reason, that doesn't inspire me to proceed.
I know someone out there knows exactly what I've done, and can help me correct my error.
November 29th, 2009, 20:48 PM
Hover over the icon in the taskbar, then hold down the left mouse button and drag the icon to the desktop. Release the left button.
Do this for each icon.
November 29th, 2009, 22:57 PM
You're right. It does move 'em.
Something else is going on, as it changes as soon as I move it. Right now, I have "My Documents". When I move it, it changes to being a shortcut. Get rid of the shortcut, and the old one is right back down on the taskbar.
The others will move OK. But, they have replacements: "Recycle Bin", and "Acronis True Image". Seems like whatever I get rid of, others take it's place.
November 30th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Right click a blank space on the taskbar and select 'Toolbars'. Uncheck My Computer, My Documents and My Network Places.
Now go to Control Panel > Display Properties > Desktop tab.
Click on the Customize Desktop button and put a check next to My Computer, My Documents and My Network Places.
November 30th, 2009, 12:35 PM
1. When I go to a blank spot on toolbar and right click, here's what I get:
tile windows horizontally
tile windows vertically
show the desktop
lock the toolbar
Once I select "toolbars", it show me this:
windows media player
2. When I right click on "Acronis True Image" in toolbar, here's what I have:
Scan using Spybot
Scan using AVG
Scan using Ad-Aware
submit with threatwork
pin to start menu
In short, I don't find a place where it mentions the stuff listed in the toolbar. Not sure what's going on here.
November 30th, 2009, 14:49 PM
She who must be obeyed
so try closing all the toolbars. or click "open folder" and see what's in there.
Last night, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know.
December 1st, 2009, 20:01 PM
It's the darndest deal: was just getting ready to send it to the shop when I clicked on "Destop" in toolbar. Clicked on it several times. Presto, all the problems went away. Sure glad to get me old system running right again.
Thanks for hanging in there with me.