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#1 Point Zero

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:45 AM

Hello all,
I'm working on a computer here that is Windows XP MC SP3. When I go to boot it up I get the desktop image but no icons or task bar. I can however get the task manager. I've tried to shut down the system from task manager and it comes up with explorer.exe not responding. I ran the recovery console from windows disk and tried chkdsk. It tells me no problems but if I want to run anyway use /p. I ran chkdsk /p and after it finished typed exit. Windows came up normally and desktop was fine. Every thing worked fine. Then I shut it down. Now I'm back at desktop with no icons or task bar. Ran chsdsk /p once again it's fine until shutdown and restart. Any ideas??

PZ

Also this machine ejects the CD/DVD drives on boot up. Not sure if this is related or not.

Edited by Point Zero, 14 May 2009 - 09:54 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:28 PM

Have you run any virus scan?
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:33 PM

AVG 8.0 installed and updated. Runs daily scans to no avail!!

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:54 PM

Try the System File Checker:

How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System Files
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:09 PM

Maybe,

Windows XP Media Center Edition
This issue affects Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002.

If you install Windows XP SP3 on a computer running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 with SP1, Windows XP Media Center Edition may malfunction.

To avoid this, install Windows XP SP2 before you install Windows XP SP3.

If this issue has already occurred, uninstall Windows XP SP3, install Windows XP SP2, and then reinstall Windows XP SP3.


http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d...31/relnotes.htm
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:55 AM

Try the System File Checker:

How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System Files



Tried this and it had no effect!! It appeared that it ran fine, but it corrected nothing!!

I'm beginning to think evil spirits are possessing this thing!! Still ejects both cd/dvd drives on boot up also. Maybe it's trying to tell me to feed it!! LOL

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:04 AM

Maybe,

Windows XP Media Center Edition
This issue affects Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002.

If you install Windows XP SP3 on a computer running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 with SP1, Windows XP Media Center Edition may malfunction.

To avoid this, install Windows XP SP2 before you install Windows XP SP3.

If this issue has already occurred, uninstall Windows XP SP3, install Windows XP SP2, and then reinstall Windows XP SP3.


http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/d...31/relnotes.htm



I'm trying this now and after the reinstall of SP2, SP3 I have had two successful shutdowns/restarts. This last time the CD/DVD drives have stopped ejecting!! :thumbsup: This appears to have fixed it.....time will tell!! :flowers:

Thanks for the help!!

PZ




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