Posted 30 September 2010 - 03:16 AM
So basically I've had this problem before (last night actually) - so I did a system restore and everything was fine. Over the last 24 hours I downloaded all of the XP updates from MS and finally I got to the point where I downloaded SP2 - I did that, clicked the install button, and went out for the night. Upon returning I have 2 problems that are happening: 1. My taskbar is gone and any minimized programs just sit on the desktop as opposed to going to the taskbar. I've tried the ctrl+esc option to no avail and I've also read through about 20 different posts on this site, watched multiple youtube videos, and have come to the conclusion that I may have more problems than just the taskbar missing. 2. I have no sound.
This is the same issue I ran into months ago before I stopped using this pc - I just turned it on again for the first time in 4 or 5 months last night and instead of doing a fresh format of my system I just used system restore. I now assume that these problems are ingrained in my system and I'm asking you for help. I'd run programs but I've read so many READ THIS FIRST articles on here that I'm completely unsure of what to do. I know that it's important that I only run programs when told so I'm basically waiting for your advice before I even start anything.
Thank you for your time.