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Hmm, so only the desktop background appears...


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#1 Xanarki

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 07:06 PM

Hi everyone. I'm new here, and I hope I can get some good answers (or fast at least lol). :thumbsup:

So, here's the problem that needs to be fixed ASAP. I start Windows XP, and I let everything load. I pass the log-in screen (since the only user is 'owner'). Then, it shows the desktop background, which is a pretty picture of a corvette that I put on.

Yes, a nice picture. The mouse arrow appears. Anyway, I wait...and wait...and wait. Nothing happens. After 5 mins, the icons FINALLY show up. Everything is normal.

But those 5 mins of starting up MAY have started to happen after

A. I downloaded an upgrade from Microsoft for my Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/PV Graphics Controller 64 MB graphics card.

B. Installed Windows XP Service Pack 2(not sure if it actualy installed or not, how can I find that out?)

I need some help. I only have a few running processes when I load up Windows XP. I need this fixed by tonight. ASAP!

Also, links to Ad-Aware/Spybot or any other virus/spyware program won't help me. I'm sure this system is clean. Thank you...

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 12:48 AM

What i would advise is you disable all startup programs using msconfig and reboot. if it boots up properly then you know its one of those startups causing the problem

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 03:16 AM

:thumbsup: Great answer,wish I'd tried that when it happened to me in M.E.It did ,so
unlikely to be XP or SP2 problem.Desktop icons don't show up,so your'e kind of
all set up with nowhere to go?Frustrating,ain't it?But really,what's 5 min in a
lifetime?Blink of an eye!! Sorry, but one thing Windows has taught me,& I'm
thankful to Bill for it,is PATIENCE.and perseverence, but that's 2 things.Waiting
out Windows is better than watching T.V.& it happens every day."the programs
not responding..."I USED to take the short cut,even crash the system (OFF) in
impatient frustration-which REALLY led to problems but i've learnt...."a shortcut is
the longest distance between two points".Now I do reboot occasionally....WHICH
BTW is how that particular snag sorted itself!People tend to blame Windows &
Microsoft for everything..("Just download Firefox")..but it comes down to the
System Specs&we can't expect instant response from overloaded systems.NOT
that I'm suggesting your system is..quite the contrary ,as you point out.But I
can't offer any constructive "FIX" but that.Don't worry,wait it out,give it 10-
try rebooting-(frees up RAM)& Yeah check your start up entries.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 03:47 AM

:thumbsup: Oh hey Anarchy..X..Taken X out to refer to resource scripture,which,
considering steps taken,indicates a Resource Conflict.Have a look in Device Manager(Control Panel/System-Device Manager)See if theres a problem there
(yellow ! )&whats causing it (Click + sign next to device with Yellow !) highlight
devices and click properties.Also look for ? .Your upgraded graphics card could
now be sharing a resource.BTW do you hear more than one Beep on start up???
In a way hope so,because that's an easy fix!

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 01:15 PM

Nah guys, I also made a post in the HiJack This board. Seems my problem was much more complicated then I thought. :thumbsup:




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