XP sp2 with all updates. I have compro tv, should be 4 things for this: IR, schedule, ulead & tweak yc. Nvidia icon for fx5700le, and the icons for my belkin wireless desktop. The printer status thing goes away too as does the volume control.
No I don't have it set like that, when I right click toolbar <properties>hide icons <customise> the icons in the past items bit don't match the correct description. Eg the icon for comprotv schedule is red & looks like an internal human organ. Its desc. says windows task manager.
Sometimes the Quick Launch feature goes walkabout and you end up with no icons on the taskbar. Try right-clicking the taskbar, the 'Properties' and ensure that Quick Launch is ticked. Then click OK, or Apply. I have some software which causes this to cease functioning on occasion, but I just reset it again.