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Windows 7 Ultimate - taskbar icons disappear

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  • Running 7 Ultimate with all updates installed on Dell laptop Inspiron 6400, intell 2.0 duo core processor, 2 GB ram.  Ultimate 7 has generally been working well, but on occasion, and with no consistent set of circumstances, the icons in the taskbar either disappear altogether or sometimes they show but when I click on them I get an error message that "the item has been moved or deleted" of similar wording.  Anyone have similar problem or possible solutions?
    Monday, June 15, 2009 12:28 PM

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  • This sounds like a video driver issue.  The latest video drivers for your particular Dell are for Windows Vista but they may work if you install them in compatibility mode.
    -Scott
    Monday, June 15, 2009 11:35 PM

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  • I don't know if this will work on Windows 7, but here is the way to fix it in Windows Vista:

    http://www.colincochrane.com/post/2007/10/Windows-Vista-Disappearing-System-Tray-Icons-Fix.aspx

    Kind Regards

    Filip Wilms
    Monday, June 15, 2009 1:59 PM
  • This sounds like a video driver issue.  The latest video drivers for your particular Dell are for Windows Vista but they may work if you install them in compatibility mode.
    -Scott
    Monday, June 15, 2009 11:35 PM
  • Just in case someone else runs into this prolem, I did install the Dell video drivers and it did cure the problem.
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:53 AM
  • This link works for Win7 HP. The icons kept switching so I had the Firefox icon opening IE. I used the suggested Windows Three-finger salute, whacked explorer.exe under processes, the under file started explorer back up. Problem solved. And, no it is not a driver problem. It's happened to me on five different PCs, one fresh out of the box, all with different GPUs. It's obviously a Windows feature.

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    Friday, August 13, 2010 12:51 AM