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Anonymous
June 27, 2005 4:17:16 AM

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I can't find this in the Knowledge Base.

Quick Launch wants to stay on the right side of the taskbar against the
notification area. I can't figure out how to drag it to the usual left side
of the tray. I don't have restore points, possibly because I usually start
with no startup items since I mainly capture video and I don't want extra
programs interrupting captures.

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Anonymous
June 27, 2005 7:57:07 AM

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Begin by placing your cursor at the top bar of the Taskbar, until it turns
into a double-headed arrow. Then drag the top upward to create two
Taskbars. The Quick Launch bars should be on top now.
You may leave it this way, or drag the bar downward where hopefully the
Quick lanuch area will remain on the left, as usually seen.

Re: your "I don't have restore points, possibly because I usually start
> with no startup items since I mainly capture video and I don't want extra
> programs interrupting captures.

You appear to be confused. System Restore checkpoints have no necessary
relation with the Startup group configuration.
If you have not disabled SR, it will not interfere with your video capture
or editing, as it only runs for a few seconds to a few minutes and only when
the system is idle.
"Troubleshooting System Restore in Windows Millennium Edition"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q306768

Since System Restore and System File Protect are two of the best features of
WinME, I urge you to utilize both and not to disable SR.

You may also find this information useful:
http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Uncheck.htm
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm
http://www.3feetunder.com/krick/startlist.htm - has trojan related items
listed
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist....


The free process viewer, Process Explorer, www.sysinternals.com, will tell
you exactly what is executing on your machine.
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
In Memorium: Alex Nichol
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Your cooperation is very appreciated.
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"John Marion" <john-no-spam@no-spam.co> wrote in message
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> I can't find this in the Knowledge Base.
>
> Quick Launch wants to stay on the right side of the taskbar against the
> notification area. I can't figure out how to drag it to the usual left
side
> of the tray. I don't have restore points, possibly because I usually
start
> with no startup items since I mainly capture video and I don't want extra
> programs interrupting captures.
>
Anonymous
June 27, 2005 12:55:45 PM

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John Marion wrote:
> I can't find this in the Knowledge Base.
>
> Quick Launch wants to stay on the right side of the taskbar against the
> notification area. I can't figure out how to drag it to the usual left side
> of the tray. I don't have restore points, possibly because I usually start
> with no startup items since I mainly capture video and I don't want extra
> programs interrupting captures.

Drag it *over* instead of *through* the Taskbar; if that doesn't work,
open up Taskbar Properties and uncheck "disallow Taskbar changes" (or
whatever it is)


Rick
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Anonymous
June 27, 2005 10:12:26 PM

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Try using the handle on the left of the taskbar,
rather than the handle on the left of the QLB
It is often easier to drag that one to the right across the QLB.

....Alan

--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html


In microsoft.public.windowsme.general, "John Marion"
<john-no-spam@no-spam.co> wrote:

>I can't find this in the Knowledge Base.
>
>Quick Launch wants to stay on the right side of the taskbar against the
>notification area. I can't figure out how to drag it to the usual left side
>of the tray. I don't have restore points, possibly because I usually start
>with no startup items since I mainly capture video and I don't want extra
>programs interrupting captures.
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 27, 2005 10:12:27 PM

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Thank you, Alan. This did the trick.

Thank you, Jack, but System Restore is not disabled. Maybe it never finds
the system idle. I suppose I could (or should) start each day with a manual
checkpoint.


"Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
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> Try using the handle on the left of the taskbar,
> rather than the handle on the left of the QLB
> It is often easier to drag that one to the right across the QLB.
>
> ...Alan
>
> --
> Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
> http://dts-l.org/index.html
>
>
> In microsoft.public.windowsme.general, "John Marion"
> <john-no-spam@no-spam.co> wrote:
>
> >I can't find this in the Knowledge Base.
> >
> >Quick Launch wants to stay on the right side of the taskbar against the
> >notification area. I can't figure out how to drag it to the usual left
side
> >of the tray. I don't have restore points, possibly because I usually
start
> >with no startup items since I mainly capture video and I don't want extra
> >programs interrupting captures.
> >
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
June 27, 2005 10:12:28 PM

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John,

System Restore:
May I suggest you perform the following quick test and post back if you
have any problems or see any errors.
a) Create a shortcut on your desktop to a file.
b) Create a manual checkpoint
Could you create a checkpoint?
c) Delete the shortcut
d) Restore your PC to the checkpoint you created.
Was the shortcut restored? Did you see any error messages?
e) Reboot your PC
Was the checkpoint retained?
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP
mike.maltby@gmail.com


John Marion <john-no-spam@no-spam.co> wrote:

> Thank you, Alan. This did the trick.
>
> Thank you, Jack, but System Restore is not disabled. Maybe it never
> finds the system idle. I suppose I could (or should) start each day
> with a manual checkpoint.
Anonymous
June 27, 2005 10:12:29 PM

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Mike, I did the quick test and the shortcut got restored so System Restore
is fine I guess. What amazes me is when I went to restore the test point I
found a system checkpoint created an hour earlier. I'm not sure if that was
when I started System Restore to verify no points or maybe that was when I
went to make coffee AND THE SYSTEM WAS IDLE. And this is with a
"no-startups-items" boot-up. So I get points and they get lost for some
reason. I've seen it happen when I install a program and create a point
first just in case then I uninstall the program and then find there are no
restore points at all. That's aggravating. A couple of years ago the usual
problem was the restore points wouldn't work; now they disappear.


"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
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> John,
>
> System Restore:
> May I suggest you perform the following quick test and post back if you
> have any problems or see any errors.
> a) Create a shortcut on your desktop to a file.
> b) Create a manual checkpoint
> Could you create a checkpoint?
> c) Delete the shortcut
> d) Restore your PC to the checkpoint you created.
> Was the shortcut restored? Did you see any error messages?
> e) Reboot your PC
> Was the checkpoint retained?
> --
> Mike Maltby MS-MVP
> mike.maltby@gmail.com
>
>
> John Marion <john-no-spam@no-spam.co> wrote:
>
> > Thank you, Alan. This did the trick.
> >
> > Thank you, Jack, but System Restore is not disabled. Maybe it never
> > finds the system idle. I suppose I could (or should) start each day
> > with a manual checkpoint.
>
Anonymous
June 27, 2005 10:12:30 PM

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John,

"No startup items".

Unless the *StateMgr entry is present and checked in MSConfig | Startup
you will get no system restore checkpoints created since the state manager
will not be running, not archiving the files necessary to undo changes
made to the system nor will Win Me's system file protection be in
operation. It's entirely up to you if you choose to uncheck the *StateMgr
entry placed in MSConfig | Startup by Microsoft when Win Me was installed
but if you choose to uncheck it you should be aware of the consequences of
doing this.

By opening System Restore you will have started the state manager but for
it to be effective it has to be running continually as a service in the
background whilst the operating system is in use. Typically it uses 1 or
at most 2 minutes cpu time in a 24 hour period.

Regards,
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP
mike.maltby@gmail.com


John Marion <john-no-spam@no-spam.co> wrote:

> Mike, I did the quick test and the shortcut got restored so System
> Restore is fine I guess. What amazes me is when I went to restore
> the test point I found a system checkpoint created an hour earlier.
> I'm not sure if that was when I started System Restore to verify no
> points or maybe that was when I went to make coffee AND THE SYSTEM
> WAS IDLE. And this is with a "no-startups-items" boot-up. So I get
> points and they get lost for some reason. I've seen it happen when I
> install a program and create a point first just in case then I
> uninstall the program and then find there are no restore points at
> all. That's aggravating. A couple of years ago the usual problem
> was the restore points wouldn't work; now they disappear.
!