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Toolbar on taskbar should only be showing an arrow but is showing icon

Q: Toolbar on taskbar should only be showing an arrow but is showing icon

I have a toolbar on my taskbar titled "Programs". It has about eight folders in it. I made another toolbar, and placed it directly adjacent to the Programs toolbar, to obscure the eight folders and force it to be a dropdown menu.

Trouble is, as soon as I lock my taskbar, right next to the arrow that displays the eight items of my Programs toolbar in menu-form, one of the eight items is showing up as an icon, as if the other toolbar isn't close enough to the Programs toolbar in order to completely obscure the eight items.

Here's what I mean in graphic form:



It's bugging me to no end. Anyone else had this problem/resolved it?

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A: Toolbar on taskbar should only be showing an arrow but is showing icon

Hello thewonkits, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I notice this happens when using small icons for a toolbar. If you like, you could unlock the taskbar, right click on the dotted separator line to the left of the two top far left toolbars (one at a time) click on View and Large Icons, then lock the taskbar to see if that may look ok to you. It will make the top row a bit bigger though.

Hopefully someone may know a better way to hide that bit of icon poking out when locked.

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Hello there,

There are a lot of different reasons for an HDD to stop showing. A few things you can try are:

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Check if you can see the HDD in Windows Device Manager and in Disk Management. Good luck.
 

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firz3h said:





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A:External hard drive stopped showing up in My Computer

"I hear a weird intermittent constant "Sound" and it's NOT loud, MAYBE It's a "Clicking" sound, But I'm not sure."

Maybe a soft click or a sliding sound? The drive should normally do nothing more than hum.

"I connected it to another PC, it didn't work there too."

Dang it didn't past the test here either. When things go wrong in my computers I often try them in another machine. If it works in the second machine then I know it's still working. If it doesn't work in the second machine then I usually consider the device dead. I'd try a third machine if you have that resource.

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Silver Arrow is 160mm, however I did read a review that states differently.




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A:Thumb drive not showing up in Disk Management or My Computer

Hi

it sounds well stuffed, however i did a quick google on the subject

http://www.recovermyflashdrive.com/articles/how-flash-drives-fail

http://www.techimo.com/forum/storage-related/214456-flash-drive-broken-need-repair-recover.html

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Use A43 File Manager. This is a replacement for Explorer.

Your files are still there, probably hidden by malware infection

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What happends when you click the remove hardware icon? Does it bring up any devices at all?
 

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I'd start with test disk:
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\
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A:My CDROM icon is missing

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Hello,
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Bump

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Welcome to TechSpot, adad



adad said:



(PRI Master Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T Status Bad,Backup..)Click to expand...

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http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

Vista Repair:
http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winvista/index.htm (index page)
http://vistahomepremium.windowsreinstall.com/repairstartup/repairstartup.htm (guide)

This is why posting more info helps

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Your post is a little confusing... It is always best to use the same model and speed RAM modules in dual channel. You were running 2 256MB modules, this should equal a total of 512MB minus any shared on-board video memory. 2 1GB modules would equal 2GB total RAM minus any shared on-board video memory. Don't mix memory types. You will hurt your systems performance, not help it
 

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I just wondering why it shows 137Gb. I know this is an issue with some older bios and P3 systems, but I did not expect it with a P4 system.

Anyone else experience this? Any problems if I keep the 250Gb installed, or should I order a 120Gb.

TIA

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A:New 250Gb showing 137Gb on a Dell 1100 bios

Usually this problem is caused by formatting the drive with a verision of Windows XP that has no Service Pack, Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 1a. None of those will format higher than 137 GB.
If you switch to an install disk with Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3, you can format up to 1.5 Terrabytes without problems.
Alternately, once you format at 137 GB, use a partition editor such as Ghost, Partition Magic, Source Forge, or Acronis (I recommend Acronis)... to extend the partition to the full size of the hard drive.
Either way, you have a cost.
 

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A:Sata hd not showing up in winxp

i got it by going into comp management and re partioning it. thanks tho
 

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A:Wireless icon in taskbar has disappeared

Hi

Chances are windows is managing the wireless and as such the icon wont be shown (they are usually shown if the wireless's own software is managing the connection.) i wouldnt worry as there is no need to do anything with it as long as the wifi is working
 

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My PC (Windows XP and SP-2)is rebooting every 10 minutes by showing a blue screen warning page_fault_in_nonpaged_area

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These errors are

?The XAudioService service failed to start due to the following error:
XAudioService is not a valid Win32 application.?

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And Event 5001 error

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Pls. help me how to overcome these problems.

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A:PC reboot by showing a blue screen warning page_fault_in_nonpaged_area

Do the events in the event log coincide with the times you are getting the BSOD reboots?

This error occurs when the OS tries to load something it is expecting to find in memory (RAM or virtual) and it is not there. (nutshell of the long definition). It can be caused by failing memory, failing harddrive or software/drivers recently installed. Can also be cause by viruses or an antivirus program.

1. Do you recall the date on which this problem began and if so, do you recall having made a change to your system. (OS updates, sw install, etc.)
2. If the events are associated with the BSOD, it sounds like it could be a hard drive issue or you may have a serious infection that is using all your resources.

What antivirus program are you using? Are you using any additional protections (anti spyware etc.)

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A:Hard drive not showing on my computer

This one is meant for CD\DVD Drives missing (It might work, and it can't hurt trying)

Xp: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_cd_dvd_fix.htm

Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461/en-us

Restart, once complete, and test again

Otherwise, have a look at:

Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions



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A:320gb hard drive only showing 120gb

see this thread
 

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Have you installed Vista, SP1? Is the new 4GB memory compatible with your motherboard. It is the same brand and type as the original 4GB?
 

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how do I mount to the server thanks
 

A:VPN not showing folders

hey for anyone who is having this problem what you need to do is make sure that the router the server is does not have the same ip range as from where you are trying to connect

EX:
the EX below will not work look at the bold part
server 192.168.1.112
Vpn client 192.168.1.5

The EX below will work look at the bold part
server 192.168.1.112
VPN client 192.168.0.5

Hope this helps some one that needs it. Oh yah then to mount to the server use \\ IP of server
 

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