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#1 sharpie

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 03:32 PM

some times, but not all the time when i turn on my computer the entire bottom bar on the bottom of the screen is gone. no start button no programs that are currently running,no start up programs and no clock. I have windows Xp pro and I would love some help.


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Posted 12 November 2009 - 05:07 PM

Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files

NOTE for Vista users..The command needs to be run from an elevated Command Prompt.
Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'


You will need your operating system CD handy.

Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Then click File.. then New Task(Run)

In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /

Click OK
Let it run and insert the XP CD when asked.
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:15 PM

Ok, I did that and a couple of things happened. I put the disk in after following your directions and a bar starts loading. it takes about 20 minutes to finish. Also a screen pops up that says

Welcome to win. xp pro
what do you want to do

install Windows Xp Pro
install optional componets
perform additional tasks
check system combatibility

also it says that my current version of windows is newer than the disk because i have sp3 and i believe the disk has sp1.

also, after the bar took 20 minutes to finish doing it's thing my bar is still gone and everything looks the same.

Do you have anymore ideas?

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:25 PM

alright i fixed the problem. all i did was turn my monitor on and off. Does anyone know why it did that?

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