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Taskbar/Desktop sometimes non-responsive on Boot


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#1 SSJPabs

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 05:57 PM

Running windows XP Pro SP3

Recently I removed the antispyware soft problem with help from what was written on this site but I think I first noticed the problem prior to that.

Okay, here's the issue.

After booting up the machine, everything SEEMS to boot normally. Sometimes it even looks normal (I use the windows classic view) but then I go to click on the taskbar and get nothing except the tone that means "you can't do that." Othertimes on reboot (like this time) the desktop icons are the ones that are non-responsive in the same way but the taskbar is working. Also the font has changed to a much more basic one than is usual for the theme. I'm including a screen shot so you can see the font. (As you can see I am a fan of Total War and Alternate History.) The blue background to each icon is always there, it becomes a different color if I highlight it.

Most of the time if the taskbar is non-responsive I can hit the windows key to bring up the starmenu, but not always. The desktop icons themselves being non-responsive is new it's only happened twice. I assume the icons loaded but not the actual desktop links since I can use windows explorer to active the programs from icons. That said the taskbar issue has been plaguing me more and more for the last 5-6 days.

Any advice people here might have for me? I just built this thing less than two months ago!

Thanks in advance.

--SSJPabs

ED: Picture two illustrates what the font is supposed to look like.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:11 PM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:03 PM

So essentially follow the guide and repost this topic there with the logs.

Thanks.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 04:28 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/320354/taskbardesktop-non-responsive/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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