Ok, downloaded the RougeRemover and ran it.......nothing.
Now, the Kelly's "99" restoretaskbar fix didn't work.
Here's the thing: I can see my entire desktop area, except for the taskbar, of which I can only see a sliver. I've tried to pull it up from 'below the screen' and I've tried changing the resolution, as well as working with the settings on the monitor. I could not access system restore because I kept getting a message that there was a framedyn.dll file missing, so I replaced THAT. Then I get the message System Restore cannot protect my computer. Please reboot and run system restore again
. I've done that about 6 times now. Same message again and again.
I'm gonna remove the securitycenterrestore.reg that I installed yesterday from "Kelly's". Can you point me to the registry key\value that I need to delete to rid the registry of that entry? Maybe I can start over. My taskbar disappeared right after I used that security center fix so I think I'll try removing it and see what happens. Maybe the taskbar will come back.
Question: If I understand correctly, not all WinXP comes with the security center installed. I was told that it was a "tweak" and that you could install in on your own----information I recived a day late. I wasn't aware of that. What say you? By the way, if one doesn't HAVE the security center, then how do you access the firewall? That's what this was all about anyway. I needed to turn off the firewall to install an antivirus program and was told to go thru the Control Panel\Security Center, and when it wasn't there, I freaked because I've already (hopefully fully) removed two trojans from this machine in the past week. (See my other post). I'm wondering if something's still lurking there. My aunt bought the computer used and apparently the owners have NEVER had an antiviurs program installed on it (since 2004).
Please understand that I've only had this machine a week or two and I don't know a whole heck of a lot about WinXP, so you're working with a complete
moron here. Thanks so much for your input and suggestions. It is much appreciated. My hat is off to you guys and gals who know your stuff here. I will be anxiously waiting to hear from you. I think I'm gonna have to retitle my post from "missing Security" icon to "missing taskbar".
Edited by greenjeans63, 12 August 2007 - 02:16 PM.