Not able to see certain things on Windows 7

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  1. Alejandrei

    Alejandrei New Member

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    For some reason lately some applications I click on show up on my taskbar but do not appear on screen. For example I click Google Chrome and its automatically expands to the right side of the screen and I am not able to move it or see it, I can only see the icon on my taskbar. This happens with a few other things too. I have restarted and it didn't work. This also happens when I click on My Computer, downloads etc. It is very annoying. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Have you considered that you may have your computer accidentally set up for multiple desktop support? You should check Display options to ensure that the optimum resolution is being used and that only one desktop is active on the screen. If you can remember when the problem started, this could give you a clue to what is causing it. Check for the latest driver updates for your graphics card, whether integrated or PCI, or even consider reinstalling them.

    Check the Display options to make sure that only one desktop is appearing. In the case where multiple monitors or desktops are configured, application windows will have a tendency to be moved to the second screen/desktop. If there is a misconfiguration, you may not be able to access such an area.

    You may also want to do a routine check for system file corruption, though unlikely, by using this method:

    http://windows7forums.com/tweaks-guides-howto/19250-system-file-checker-great-windows-fix-tool.html

    The likelihood of this being a system file corruption problem is small, however. There may be a registry error or general misconfiguration causing the issue.

    I suggest trying to remember when this problem started in order for you to perform a System Restore (Start -> Search -> System Restore) and try resetting the operating system back to before these incidents began to start.

    A common problem may simply be that your resolution is out of range on the monitor and needs to be adjusted, as well.
     

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