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Windows 7 Starter: Grey task bar. No sound, no internet.

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#1 Bishimitsu


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:19 PM

I was on my notebook today, when it suddenly shutdown. When I started it back up and logged it the task bar was grey and reminded me of how older windows used to look (98 for example). I also am unable to hear sound or connect to internet. I have googled the problem and read over many different solutions from people with the same or simular problem. The only thing I find that differs is with all the forums I have looked over, is when most of the people have done scans using Malware Bytes they have found multiple infected files etc. When I did a scan with Malware bytes, it found no infected files or malicious objects.
I have attempted to do a system restore, but when I try I get a message saying that "system restore is not functional"

Any kind of advice on the matter would be helpful, I do apologise if there is already a forum topic out there that solves this problem and if so it would be helpful if someone could redirect me there.


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#2 jhayz


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:24 PM

What type or model is your Notebook? Have you tried using safemode or startup repair?


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:18 PM

Its one of the HP mini series, not sure which one, its not actually mine, borrowed it from my mum
Safe mode made no difference,
But I'm doing a system restore though the startup repair menu, hopefully it'll work,

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