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    British Stud Muffin TZ Veteran GimieGimieGimie's Avatar
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    Question Friend's XP Problem

    Hey guy's

    My friend just phoned me asking for my assistance on a problem that had just accured on his Windows XP.

    Well i looked at it, and instantly noticed it's a problem that has been shouted about before on one XP forum or another so it most be common and a well acknoledged problem by now, so i thought my only hope was to ask here

    It's the "Common Tasks" bar that's found on the left hand side of open Windows, but instead, permantly stuck on the left hand side of the Desktop as well.

    I have determained that this problem might actually be a Windows XP feature that got accidently activated and i have no clue how to de-activate it.

    I tried everything to turn it off, but no go, maybe it's a bug, my friend has his Windows XP bang up to date with all the patchs.

    A screenshot of my friends desktop including the problem on the far left can be viewed here:

    Click Here

    I hope someone was around when the person that complained about this problem before was there to hear the answer, because i'm all out of idea's

    Thanks for any help you can provide!

    Gimie


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    Last edited by Reverend; May 23rd, 2002 at 21:25 PM.

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    Head Honcho Administrator Reverend's Avatar
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    Gimie take a look here,

    XP fixes list

    Click on the "Remove common tasks from desktop" link



    i think it will solve your problem.

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    British Stud Muffin TZ Veteran GimieGimieGimie's Avatar
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    Yeah!!!

    Thanks Rever!

    Worked like a dream , and saved me time in searching for it on the web.

    Btw - Does anyone know what actually causes this problem in the 1st place?

    Sorry about the broken url link Rever, i'm still very new to web hosting and all that lark, so i'm completely stupid when it comes to all that at the moment

    Someone will have to sit me down and explain a few things to me sometime, haha!

    Catch ya around

    Gimie
    Last edited by GimieGimieGimie; May 23rd, 2002 at 23:24 PM.

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    Titanium Member Tinker's Avatar
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    I bookmarked that one, thanks Rev.........

    Gimie you are not to stupid, just not quite updated yet. I do not think there is an update for "smarter operator" on MSN boards yet. If someone should find it however please let the rest of us in on it..........

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    Originally posted by Tinker
    I bookmarked that one, thanks Rev.........

    Gimie you are not to stupid, just not quite updated yet. I do not think there is an update for "smarter operator" on MSN boards yet. If someone should find it however please let the rest of us in on it..........
    Yep i know, thx anywayz!

    I was just using a lame man's term, hehe

    Gimie

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    a friend...yeah right gimie it's ok we're hear to help whenever you get in a jam oh I mean your friend

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    Originally posted by phishhead
    a friend...yeah right gimie it's ok we're hear to help whenever you get in a jam oh I mean your friend
    Shame on you phish head!

    Would you really think i would have such "Tasteless" sence of style with my desktop!?

    LoooooooooooooL

    Thanks for the thought though phish old buddy, i'm here to get you and everyone else out of a jam if i can

    Oh and phish...

    Gimie

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