I have two problems that I am unable to solve.. hope someone here can help me out with this.
When I click on the taskbar button of my uTorrent or Firefox window, it does not minimize it, instead the window just loses its focus. All the other programs behave as expected. I have tried restarting explorer.exe and system restart as well, but still the problem persists.
sometimes they work as expected, but with the next system restart, the same problem happens again..
there aren't any problems when I right click the taskbar button and minimize..
When I terminate a program which has an icon in the notification area, say VLC player, through Task manager instead of the close button, then the icon in the notification area does not disappear unless i move the mouse over it, though the application itself is successfully terminated. This does not happen when I close the apps normally..
what could be cause of these problems? Maybe some corrupt/missing registry entries??
I am running XP SP3 Home edition, have scanned my entire system with Avira AntiVir and found it to be 100% clean.