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"jrd" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I use XP Home and am having a problem with Startup. The background desktop
> appears but there is no task bar, no desktop icons, and no start button.
Sounds like a corrupt registry key to me. The link below points to a a
registry key repair. Obviosuly copy uor registry before hand. Even a visit
to kellys-corner website would be wise so that you are comfortable with the
fix rather than just running it from the link below.