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March 14, 2005 6:59:02 PM

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Hi, I have a laptop with Windows XP Home SP1. When I turn on the compuer I
get to my desktop, but I get no Start Menu, Task bar or any even any of my
desktop shortcuts. All I see is the background. I tried starting in Safe
Mode, but the same thing happens. Using CTRL ALT Del, I've been able to run
some programs like msconfig which I used to reboot with no startup programs
loading, but that did not help. I also tried running system restore this
way, but when the restore program loads, all I see is a completely empty form
with the title bar saying system restore, so thats of no use either. Has
anyone encoutered this? I don't want to have to trash the whole windows
install. Searching the microsoft support, I only see an article about the
SP2 causing a similar problem, but in that situation, the taskbar will load
in Safe mode, in my situation, it doesn't.

Thanks,

Bob
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 10:49:51 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


--

Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"bfollett" <bfollett@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7F9BA3C3-FA19-41CC-A9C1-1B893FB4C2E9@microsoft.com...
> Hi, I have a laptop with Windows XP Home SP1. When I turn on the compuer I
> get to my desktop, but I get no Start Menu, Task bar or any even any of my
> desktop shortcuts. All I see is the background. I tried starting in Safe
> Mode, but the same thing happens. Using CTRL ALT Del, I've been able to run
> some programs like msconfig which I used to reboot with no startup programs
> loading, but that did not help. I also tried running system restore this
> way, but when the restore program loads, all I see is a completely empty form
> with the title bar saying system restore, so thats of no use either. Has
> anyone encoutered this? I don't want to have to trash the whole windows
> install. Searching the microsoft support, I only see an article about the
> SP2 causing a similar problem, but in that situation, the taskbar will load
> in Safe mode, in my situation, it doesn't.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bob
March 15, 2005 12:07:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I'd actually already searched the web and found that task bar repair utility,
but when I ran it, I would get an automation error, so I think I have some
really messed up Windows core dll files. I guess its windows restore time...
Sigh

Bob



"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
>
>
> --
>
> Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> ..
> "bfollett" <bfollett@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7F9BA3C3-FA19-41CC-A9C1-1B893FB4C2E9@microsoft.com...
> > Hi, I have a laptop with Windows XP Home SP1. When I turn on the compuer I
> > get to my desktop, but I get no Start Menu, Task bar or any even any of my
> > desktop shortcuts. All I see is the background. I tried starting in Safe
> > Mode, but the same thing happens. Using CTRL ALT Del, I've been able to run
> > some programs like msconfig which I used to reboot with no startup programs
> > loading, but that did not help. I also tried running system restore this
> > way, but when the restore program loads, all I see is a completely empty form
> > with the title bar saying system restore, so thats of no use either. Has
> > anyone encoutered this? I don't want to have to trash the whole windows
> > install. Searching the microsoft support, I only see an article about the
> > SP2 causing a similar problem, but in that situation, the taskbar will load
> > in Safe mode, in my situation, it doesn't.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Bob
>
>
>
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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 4:38:51 PM

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To repair all system files, go to Start/Run, and type (or paste in): SFC /SCANNOW

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Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
..
"bfollett" <bfollett@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EEA63233-C5FD-4D22-8FEB-1852016E90AE@microsoft.com...
> I'd actually already searched the web and found that task bar repair utility,
> but when I ran it, I would get an automation error, so I think I have some
> really messed up Windows core dll files. I guess its windows restore time...
> Sigh
>
> Bob
>
>
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
>> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
>> ..
>> "bfollett" <bfollett@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7F9BA3C3-FA19-41CC-A9C1-1B893FB4C2E9@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi, I have a laptop with Windows XP Home SP1. When I turn on the compuer I
>> > get to my desktop, but I get no Start Menu, Task bar or any even any of my
>> > desktop shortcuts. All I see is the background. I tried starting in Safe
>> > Mode, but the same thing happens. Using CTRL ALT Del, I've been able to run
>> > some programs like msconfig which I used to reboot with no startup programs
>> > loading, but that did not help. I also tried running system restore this
>> > way, but when the restore program loads, all I see is a completely empty form
>> > with the title bar saying system restore, so thats of no use either. Has
>> > anyone encoutered this? I don't want to have to trash the whole windows
>> > install. Searching the microsoft support, I only see an article about the
>> > SP2 causing a similar problem, but in that situation, the taskbar will load
>> > in Safe mode, in my situation, it doesn't.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Bob
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 4:38:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

--

Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
..
"bfollett" <bfollett@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EEA63233-C5FD-4D22-8FEB-1852016E90AE@microsoft.com...
> I'd actually already searched the web and found that task bar repair utility,
> but when I ran it, I would get an automation error, so I think I have some
> really messed up Windows core dll files. I guess its windows restore time...
> Sigh
>
> Bob
>
>
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
>> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
>> ..
>> "bfollett" <bfollett@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7F9BA3C3-FA19-41CC-A9C1-1B893FB4C2E9@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi, I have a laptop with Windows XP Home SP1. When I turn on the compuer I
>> > get to my desktop, but I get no Start Menu, Task bar or any even any of my
>> > desktop shortcuts. All I see is the background. I tried starting in Safe
>> > Mode, but the same thing happens. Using CTRL ALT Del, I've been able to run
>> > some programs like msconfig which I used to reboot with no startup programs
>> > loading, but that did not help. I also tried running system restore this
>> > way, but when the restore program loads, all I see is a completely empty form
>> > with the title bar saying system restore, so thats of no use either. Has
>> > anyone encoutered this? I don't want to have to trash the whole windows
>> > install. Searching the microsoft support, I only see an article about the
>> > SP2 causing a similar problem, but in that situation, the taskbar will load
>> > in Safe mode, in my situation, it doesn't.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Bob
>>
>>
>>
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