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#1 jbc222

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

Running XP on Dell desktop. Now when I boot up, the wallpaper appears, but there are no icons or task bar. Booting in safe mode brings up the icons. I can start the browser and other services through the task manager, but this is very slow work. For the last few months, the complete desktop has been slow to appear, but now will not appear at all.

 

Yesterday, I working through the task manager and suddenly the normal desktop appeared. However, I had to restart to install Windows updates, and now am back to the problem. I'd really appreciate any ideas or suggestions.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

May relate to damaged profile...I would create a new user profile, transfer files and settings...see if same results occur.

 

Copy Data from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

I don't have a task bar and start button visible.  Is there some way to get to the right place to follow the instructions from Microsoft?

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

You can do it from safe mode. Try safe mode with networking if you will be referring to the instructions during the process.






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