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Lost Task Bar - can't retrieve it


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#1 zippyzoe

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:37 PM

I shutdown my computer over the weekend and it didn't shutdown completely. So, I pulled the plug and did a "cold" boot and received a blue screen with checkdsk running. It got to the 3rd part when it started "REPLACING INVALID SECURITY ID's", not knowing what was going on I automatically rebooted and skipped the blue screen checkdsk check.

Since then I have had no - Task Bar with Start button.

THINGS I CAN DO --
Access my window icons
Access INTERNET via Firefox

THINGS I Can't do --
1.)Restore the task bar with Ctrl - ESC or run a taskbar restore program. Running explorer.exe only gets the explorer page without a task bar.
2.)System Restore -- can't access task bar to run it. (Start-Accessories-- ect. ect)
3.)Can't restore in safe mode because my SYSTEM RESTORE IS TURNED OFF. I try to turn i back but I encounter an error with a prompt to reboot. (not sure why its turned off)
4.) I have no sound.
5.) Cut/paste doesn't work. Just the paste part.
6.) Reboot from boot CD. I get an error 0X000007B.

That's all for now. I hope someone has an easy fix. Thanks for reading my thread.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:40 PM

5.) Cut/paste doesn't work. Just the paste part...

Can you use copy rt click? If so, try this fix from Kelly's Korner: Restore Taskbar and Start Menu (#117) http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:43 PM

Try running the chkdsk /r command from the XP Recoeery Console, if you have a MS Genuine XP CD.

Chkdsk /r is a 5-stage process.

You should never stop chkdsk when it's attempting to repair file damage or files that are incorrect, IMO.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:45 PM

Can't get IE to run to run the Kelly's corner tip. Hmmmmmm.....
Was able to complete the chkdsk/r task. It took a while and it corrected 1 error. After a reboot, I'm back to the same problems I had before.

Also, discovered in Outlook Express 6.0 when sending emails I get an out of memory error.

Any more suggestions.....

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:03 PM

Sounds like you may need to do a repair install or reinstall of the OS, IMO.

Worth reading:

Windows Taskbar missing - how to fix this and all other Taskbar problems
http://petermartinconsult.supanet.com/computer/windows/taskbar.htm#cont1
MS KB318027: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027

>>Can't get IE to run to run the Kelly's corner tip. Hmmmmmm.....<<

I'm confused? The fix needs to be copied to notepad and saved as a .reg file and then run. Try one (or both) of these, also from Kelly's Korner: Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar (download VBS file, #195 right side) http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Taskbar Repair Tool Plus! http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

Edited by Union_Thug, 26 April 2011 - 11:03 PM.





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