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#1 newrising

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:12 PM

I'm having issues with my windows start button and taskbar. I had a topic in the malware removal section and believe all the issues there were solved. Here is a link to that topic.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic355098.html/page__st__15__gopid__2000745#entry2000745

When I start my computer I can choose programs that have icons on my desktop almost instantly after reaching the desktop screen. These same programs on my task-bar aren't accessible though. the windows start button wont click and in my notification area avast loads by the clock but volume control and the others don't. When I scroll over the task-bar my cursor turns into an hour glass as if it is still trying to load but the problem continues even after five minutes of it being on so, far I have had it snap out of it once, but every other time it remains in this state after start up. As I am typing this my task-bar just became click-able and my volume control is now showing, avast updated as well. It has taken at least half an hour for this to happen though. How can i make it load on start up like it should?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:23 PM

System manufacturer and model?

How much free space on C: and how large is C:?

How much RAM installed?

Have you tried a repair install of Windows?

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 05:32 PM

System manufacturer and model?

Dell Inspiron 530


How much free space on C: and how large is C:?

Capacity of 229GB, used space is 179GB, free space 50.1GB

How much RAM installed?

3.25GB

Have you tried a repair install of Windows?

No

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Edited by newrising, 02 November 2010 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:52 PM

I would try either a repair install of XP or running the sfc /scannow command.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43051.html

LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

Louis




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