Windows : Windows XP Service Pack 2, 3
My Windows Software Application Icons was not appear on Windows Taskbar. Please check up which problem you are meet first as below guideline before you do any trouble shooting for solution.
Taskbar 1. The Windows Taskbar Is Appear/Show, But All Application Icons Not Show On Taskbar
Today, one of my computer client, she office personal computer was meet up this problem, "after she log in to windows, and open any software application, and when do "Minimized (-)" of the application, then the applicaion Dont Show On Window Taskbar.
Taskbar 2.) The Windows Taskbar Is Not Appear
When Windows Taskbar is still appear is just the Application Open or Minimized is not showing up at taskbar. You have used mouse to right click to closed down all the "Language Bar, Quick Launch, etc", then after this your "Whole Windows Taskbar" will be totally DISAPPEAR, and you can see it little appear at your very low bottom window, and if you used mouse to "Click+Hold, then Drag Top" and it should not work.
And if press by Keyboard "Start" and Windows Start Up Page will appear at very middle at your Windows Desktop.
Mean, if you have enable back the "language bar, quick launch etc" at your taskbar, then your Windows Taskbar will be APPEARING again at your Windows, but your problem are suited to "Taskbar 1"
All this error maybe can be infected by some virus, malware. You are recommended to scan by this software for more safe reason :
Spybot & Destroy
Download each of them and save it to your Desktop, Install, and update the latest definition file. Then start for scanning to detect any dangerous codec hide at your windows. This should taken more than hours to complete. And this was not confirm that your "Windows Taskbar problem will be solve, but is highly recommeded you do scan also", look at below for more direct solution for this taskbar error.
If you feel what you are doing, and comfortable for yourself trouble shooting, then here is fast way to solve the above problem.
Solution 1) For the application running are not showing on the Windows Taskbar
Find Number 240 on the left: Programs aren't minimized to the Taskbar
Solution 2.) For the Windows Taksbar set to Default Functionality (if you used above tool is fix your problem, then this is not need do agian)
Find Number 164: Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality
- After finish download, open from containing folder of that downloading file
- Double click the file and just click "YES" for process. Until it will ask you to RESTART for fully complete process, just click Yes also
(if your Windows is hang or stop responding, then just click "Start - Restart" option from there or Windows Task Manager to click for restart)
The above both fixed tool are not guarantee used at your own work, take your own risk. But we have used this (Kellys Korner XP Dot Com XP Tweak recommended tool) to solve for our local client which have to meet up this problem.
Solution Optional 3.) Running Programs Do Not Appear on the Taskbar
This is other sometime you can meet up, try the following step to check out, if yes just follow to remove it.
i) Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Windows Task Manager box.
ii) At Processes Tab, Find & Click Instant Access (Tbmenu.exe), and then click End Process.
iii) Click Start - All Programs - StartUp - Find "Instant Access" and right click to select Delete/Remove
iv) Restart your computer, if necessay used the Solution 1 & 2 for complete your problem issue
The Instant Access are by Xerox's Text Bridge Instant Access OCR program, it will occur only when for some reason on bug. Remove or not based on your own risk for this utility.