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    Vista problem - Taskbar, notification area, C++ (

    Odd things have been happening to my laptop since loading SP1 about a fortnight ago. Symptoms:
    Power/ Volume Notification area icons disappear, the taskbar doesn't show open windows, the clock freezes. Rebooting fixes this, but then recurs if I switch users or put it to sleep.
    More seriously, a number of programs (AOL, Windows Defender) now won't run - just bring up message
    " Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

    This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
    Please contact the application's support team for more information"

    Any thoughts/solutions? Are these all related?

    Thanks, Rob

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    Re: Vista problem - Taskbar, notification area, C++ (

    Have you installed ANY programs recently on this machine other than SP-1? The error you are receiving is typically indicative of installed programs that are not Vista compatible, OR programs which need to be run with the "Run as Administrator" security elevation. Even an upgrade to a program that was running fine before the upgrade/update can do this if that upgrade is "faulty", i.e., not compatible with Vista.
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    Re: Vista problem - Taskbar, notification area, C

    Recently: Firefox upgrade to 3.01; Publisher 2007 (trial); Flash plugin & Active-X upgrades. Any particularly suspect from those? I recall Publisher was particularly troublesome to instal.

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    Re: Vista problem - Taskbar, notification area, C

    My first inclination would be to suspect the Publisher 2007 trial you installed as being the culprit. What I would do is first try a "Repair" of that program if the option is available to you. If not, I would uninstall it and then run CCleaner (both the Cleaner and Registry utilities), reboot and see how things go thereafter. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Vista problem - Taskbar, notification area, C

    Thanks. Tried repairing then removing Pub2007 (plus CClean & reboot. Still same problem. But response/reboot time improved...

    Now trying to remove AOL. But uninstaller hit by same issue! Interesting.

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    Re: Vista problem - Taskbar, notification area, C

    Sorry, me again. Problems still there: hardly life or death, just means using sleep/hibernate is somewhat risky.

    One other symptom: right click menu windows sometimes won't clear so remain onscreen like ghosts till next reset.

    Should I try uninstalling SP1 & reinstall it?

    Thanks

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    Re: Vista problem - Taskbar, notification area, C

    Display issues are often driver related. Have you checked for updated drivers for your graphics card?

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