After startup I can't get programs (Outlook, IE etc)to run. Taskbar icons won't display their name popup. But if I run MyComputer (explorer) it will start but not close, or explore folders further. Closing using Task Manager works and then! programs regain their functionality and work normally. What's happening and how do you fix it??
Jim (Just rebuilt with Vista Home Premium with SP2 and IE9)
Well, I've uninstalled Avast Free and installed MSE. That is working fine but the problem is still there. A workaround at the moment is to run Task Manager. As soon as that is on screen all icons work normally. But it is still very annoying. I'd like to know what's happening. BTW putting Task Manager in startup doesn't fix the issue.
I think I've fixed it - it's got something to do with User Accounts. Anyway I logged on and off as a guest, went back to my own account and since then I've had no problem. A conflict of some kind, no doubt.