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  • i am running window 7 64-bit and my taskbar wont auto hide...when i restart my laptop it works but when i launch IE it jus sits there runing my experience. HELP 

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:43 PM

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  • i am running window 7 64-bit and my taskbar wont auto hide...when i restart my laptop it works but when i launch IE it jus sits there runing my experience. HELP 


    Suggestions :

    1. Start new explorer process
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys > Task Manager > Processes tab > right click on explorer.exe >  End Process > File >   New Task (Run...)
    > Type explorer.exe > OK

    2. This one will sound Crazy..... uncheck the " Lock the taskbar " > move the taskbar to a different location, i.e. at the top of the screen > enable auto-hide again.

    Will any of the above keep the taskbar hidden as supposed to ?


    If it solves your problem, I did it. If it does not, my twin brother did it.
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:01 PM

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  • i am running window 7 64-bit and my taskbar wont auto hide...when i restart my laptop it works but when i launch IE it jus sits there runing my experience. HELP 


    Suggestions :

    1. Start new explorer process
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys > Task Manager > Processes tab > right click on explorer.exe >  End Process > File >   New Task (Run...)
    > Type explorer.exe > OK

    2. This one will sound Crazy..... uncheck the " Lock the taskbar " > move the taskbar to a different location, i.e. at the top of the screen > enable auto-hide again.

    Will any of the above keep the taskbar hidden as supposed to ?


    If it solves your problem, I did it. If it does not, my twin brother did it.
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:01 PM
  • Hi,

    The most common reasons for this issue is corruption, something loading that is causing it
    such as antivirus, or even errant drivers such as the video driver.

    Try using the Clean Boot and other methods in this troubleshooter to try to solve the issue.

    What antivirus/antispyware/security products do you have on machine? Include any you have EVER
    had on this machine including those you uninstalled (they leave remnants behind which can cause
    strange issues).

    ----------------------------------------------------

    Do these :

    Start - type this in Search Box ->  COMMAND   find at top and RIGHT CLICK  -  RUN AS ADMIN

    Enter this at the prompt - sfc /scannow

    How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
    generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928228


    Also run CheckDisk so we can rule out corruption as much as possible.

    How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html

    ==========================================

    After the above :

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    How to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows Vista
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950685

    Optimizing Microsoft Windows Vista Performance
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959062

    To see all that is loading bootup - wait a few minutes without doing anything - then Right Click
    TaskBar - Task Manager - take a look at Appplications - Processes - Services - this is a quick
    reference (if you have a little box on Lower Left - Show for All Users then check that).

    How to Check and Change the Startup Programs in Vista
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

    A quick check to see which are loading is Method 2 there - using MSCONFIG then post a list of
    those here.
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    Tools that should help :

    Process Explorer - Free - Find out what files, registry keys and other objects processes have open,
    which DLLs they have loaded, and more. This uniquely powerful utility will even show you who owns
    each process.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

    Autoruns - Free - See what programs are configured to startup automatically when your system boots
    and you login. Autoruns also shows you the full list of Registry and file locations where applications can
    configure auto-start settings.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    Process Monitor - Free - Monitor file system, Registry, process, thread and DLL activity in real-time.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    There are many excellent free tools at Sysinternals
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx

    WhatsInStartUP - Free - This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically
    when Windows starts up. For each application, the following information is displayed: Startup Type (Registry/Startup Folder), Command -Line String, Product Name, File Version, Company Name,
    Location in the Registry or file system, and more. It allows you to easily disable or delete unwanted
    programs that runs in your Windows startup.
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_run_in_startup.html

    There are many excellent free tools at NirSoft
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/index.html

    Window Watcher - Free - Do you know what's running on your computer? Maybe not. The Window
    Watcher tells all, reporting every window created by every running program, whether the window
    is visible or not.
    http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptwinwatch.asp

    Many excellent free tools and an excellent newsletter at Karenware
    http://www.karenware.com/

    ===========================================

    Vista and Windows 7 love updated drivers so here is how to update the major ones.

    This is my generic how to for proper driver updates :

    This utility makes it easy to see which versions are loaded :

    DriverView - Free - utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system.
    For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver,
    description, version, product name, company that created the driver, and more.
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

    For Drivers check System Maker as fallbacks and Device Maker's which are the most current.
    Control Panel - Device Manager - Display Adapter - write down the make and complete model
    of your video adapter - double click - Driver's tab - write down the version info. Now click UPdate
    Driver (this may not do anything as MS is far behind certifying drivers) - then Right Click -
    Uninstall - REBOOT this will refresh the driver stack.

    Repeat that for Network - Network Card (NIC), Wifi, Sound, Mouse and Keyboard if 3rd party
    with their own software and drivers and any other major device drivers you have.

    Now go to System Maker's site (Dell, HP, Toshiba as examples) (as rollback) and then Device
    Maker's site (Realtek, Intel, Nvidia, ATI as examples) and get their latest versions. (Look for
    BIOS, Chipset and software updates at System Maker's site while there.)

    Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - Right Click - RUN AD ADMIN - REBOOT after
    each installation.

    Always check in Device Manager - Drivers tab to be sure the version you are installing actually
    shows up. This is because some drivers rollback before the latest is installed (sound drivers
    particularly do this) so install a driver - reboot - check to be sure it is installed and repeat as
    needed.

    Repeat at Device Makers - BTW at Device Makers DO NOT RUN THEIR SCANNER - check
    manually by model.

    Manually look at manufacturer's sites for drivers - and Device Maker's sites.
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/ht/driverdlmfgr.htm

    How to Install a Device Driver in Vista Device Manager
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-device-manager-install-driver.html

    If you update drivers manually then it is a good idea to disable Driver Installations in Windows
    Updates, this leaves Windows Updates ON however it will not install drivers which will usually be
    older and cause issues. If Updates suggests a new driver then HIDE it (Right Click on it) and then
    go look for new ones manually if you wish.

    How To Disable Automatic Driver Installation In Windows Vista - Drivers
    http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-windows-vista/
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606(WS.10).aspx

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    Refer to these threads for many more excellent tips however be sure to check your antivirus
    programs, update major drivers and BIOS, and also troubleshoot with the cleanboot method
    first.

    Problems with overall system speed and performance
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/slow_windows_performance/en-us

    Performance and Maintenance tips
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7performance/thread/19e5d6c3-bf07-49ac-a2fa-6718c988f125

    Windows Explorer has stopped working
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7performance/thread/6ab02526-5071-4dcc-895f-d90202bad8b3

    Hope these help.



    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 9:04 PM