Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:45 AM
I know there are a few topics on this already which I have read but I guess all computers are different.
I am running Windows XP with three User Accounts.
Yesterday on my account when I logged in I had only Desktop Wallpaper, no taskbar and no icons. I used System Restore and it came back.
This morning my son has logged on (tried all three User Accounts) and they had only Desktop Wallpaper, no taskbar and no icons. However after a couple of reboots it was working again.
There were two things that happened yesterday which may have caused this:
1. There was a Windows Update early on (strangely one of our work computers, this morning which had been updated over the weekend booted up with no taskbar, a couple of reboots sorted this).
2. The computer was running slowly anyway due to the hard disk being almost full and getting the Virtual Memory prompt regularly. I tried to fix this using the recommended method on this site by assigning the VM to a large external drive. However I have now put it back to the internal hard drive as it was with System Managed settings.
I would appreciate any help in resolving this issue.