Re: System Tray/Explorer Problems.
There's nothing odd about you having 32 bit Windows.
In any event, since you've only had it for 5 days I suggest you do a System
Recovery to restore it to factory condition. If that doesn't solve your
problem return it for a replacement.
"GAX" <GAX.email@example.com> wrote in message
> OK so I just got an Acer Extensa 5420 with an AMD Turion 64 x2. It's
> 32bit Windows though, which is odd. Anyway, I have Vista Home Premium
> and lately (the last two days of the whopping five that I've owned it)
> there have been system tray problems. When I right click things they are
> often delayed in giving me the menu, sometimes even for five minutes.
> Also the network icon always says it's disconnected, even though I'm
> using the network at the time, and I can even right click and click
> "Connect to a Network" (eventually) and it shows me connected, but the
> icon keeps the red x. And when I right click on an icon, once it shows
> the menu, it keeps the shadow of it up after I click on it or click on
> something else and it cannot be covered by other windows. Then,
> remembering ye olden days before my desktop died when I had XP, I went
> into Task Manager and ended explorer.exe. Stupid me, I thought it'd
> start back. However, I imagine this will be remedied once i reboot in a
> moment. In retrospect, I think all of my problems began when I enabled
> ReadyBoost on an SD card I have. First my whole system went down, I
> suspect because the disk was corrupted, so I formatted it again and
> redid ReadyBoost on it and now all this mess is going on. Even the Start
> bar icons are slower loading. Any thoughts?
> Vista restored my hope in Windows...
> Acer took it back...