I was on the web and a page locked me up, I had then closed out of the page and my system locked. I then rebooted and upon coming back up, my little arrow thingy is gone. I tried restore back to two (2) days, and still nothing. The reason I had restored is because of my settings were showing that it should be there, but it is not, also my quick launch was gone. I found that, but I still cannot find what happened to my arrow. the box that reads "Hide Inactive Icons" is checked as well.
I had also tried to go into the registry and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
> Explorer\TrayNotify and delete the values called IconStreams and PastIconsStream but the values called IconStreams and PastIconsStream are not present.Please tell me that I have to repair explorer, because I had added in SP2 when last reformat, and they just downloaded it off the net and did not make a slopstream and It will not let me, it kept asking for the SP2 disk and I have none and it will not accept my XP disk. Help me please.Oh and I had also downloaded and tried something called "Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!" from http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm but no option to restore the arrow was found but i did try the Restore to XP defaults and the Hide or Show All Inactive Icons to no avail. and I have proformed all spyware scans including AdAware, Spybot, Webroots SpySweeper, AVG, and asquared.including that of housecall, panda, and bitdefender online scans