I installed SD, but it didn't work (didn't disappear when program launched; graphics broke up; finally just wouldn't function at all). I ran the app's unistall program off the WinXP program menu; but now the ring of icons is floating in the middle of my desktop with no functionality. CTR-SPACE doesn't hide it; it occasionally plops down on top of running programs. How can I get rid of this beast?
Date: 31 Mar 2011 20:03
Number of posts: 4
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That's extremely strange.
SliderDock isn't supposed to behave like this. It sounds like something went completely wrong.
The fact that SliderDock stay on top even after being closed might indicate that you have some hardware problem.
That or you either have a corrupted .net installation or downloaded a modified SliderDock setup that contained a virus.
I know that there are some of those link on youtube that were modified by hackers.
In case it isn't a hardware or a virus problem, press ctrl+alt+delete to bring up the task manager, open the "process" tab, then right click on SliderDock.exe and select "end process" or "end process tree".
This should forcefully close SliderDock.
then open the start menu and run the "Run" program.
Type msconfig, then open the "Startup" tab.
If you find an entry called SliderDock, deselect it. This will stop SliderDock from starting with windows.
Couple of reboots after following your instructions and it seems (fingers-crossed) to have disappeared. I'm puzzled why it won't work on this computer.
I'm running WinXP; video is ATI Radeon HD 5700, 2gigs memory. No other problems with video display. After the installation, not only did the icon rings fail to hide after launching a program, but then the imagesicons themselvesbegan to degrade if I "spun" them.
I must say, the idea for the launcher is terrific and I'm sorry it won't work on my machine. Computers are strange indeed.
I'm glad that at least I was able to help you stop SliderDock from being an hindrance.
Sadly it's not the first time a user report some strange problem. I think it is often some corrupted file that cause the problems.
But you are the first person reporting icons degradation though.
It seems every time this kind of problem arise, it never have the same symptoms.
One of my friends reported me about SliderDock crashing at launch, but after reinstalling windows(for a reason other than SliderDock), and reinstalling the application it finally ran correctly.
I wish I could help and avoid those problems to the users but I don't think there is anything I can do in those cases.