Quite often there are situations when the user sees that he has lost the XP language bar. Therefore, it will be very useful to familiarize yourself with the basic ways to fix this small problem.
First of all, you should right-click on the Windows taskbar located at the bottom of the desktop. In the menu that opens, select the "Taskbar" section and see if the checkbox next to the "Language bar" item is checked. If it is not there, then you just need to activate this setting with the left mouse button.
If this simplest method did not help, it means that the user not only lost the language bar icon, but the service that is responsible for displaying it in the system is not working. In this case, you need to go to the "Control Panel" and select the "Regional and Language Options" section. Next, you need to click the "Languages" tab and "Details". In the window that opens, the keyboard layouts involved in the system will be visible, and at the bottom there will be a "Language bar" key. By clicking on it, you can see the active settings. If the "Display …" box is not checked, then the user, as a rule, just needs to put it there in order to have accessto control this option from the desktop.
However, situations when the XP language bar disappeared can also be associated with the disabling of one important system function. In such cases, the "Language bar" button will be inactive, and the user will need to go to the "Advanced" tab, where you need to uncheck the box next to the "Turn off advanced text …" item
The methods described above will help in cases where the system file Ctfmon.exe, which is responsible for displaying the language bar in Windows, is not damaged. If the situation when the XP language bar disappeared is due to the fact that this element of the system has been deleted or modified, then it will be necessary to restore it. Problems with this file may be the result of a system failure or the presence of a virus on the user's computer.
In such cases, you must first find out if Ctfmon.exe is present on the computer. You can find it in the "system32" directory, which is located in the Windows folder. If it could not be found there, then it is necessary to find and install it. There are several ways to do this:
– download from the Internet;
– copy from the system where it is;
- put the boot disk in the drive and write "sfc /SCANNOW" in the command line.
The last method will help not only solve the problem that caused the XP language bar to disappear, but also in many other cases, since the system will check for all its important elements.
AfterAfter you have restored the file, you need to restart your computer. As a rule, Ctfmon.exe automatically launches the language bar on Windows startup, and then continues its work in the background. To check for the presence of the corresponding process, you need to use the task manager, which can be launched by pressing the Cntrl + Alt + Del buttons. If the desired process is not in the list, enter Ctfmon.exe in the command line and click "OK", which will activate the desired service.
It should be noted that the causes and remedies are similar for other versions of Windows, so if the user has lost the Vista or Seven language bar, then the steps described above will help fix this problem.