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Unread 27-08-2007, 08:26 PM   #1
SingularToaster
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Start Bar disappears

When I start up Windows XP on my laptop (both normally and in safe mode) The
start bar appears for a split second, disappears, and leaves me with the
windows background and no icons.

i can start spplications by using the task manager (such as word). When they
run, there is a gap along the bottom of the screen where the start bar should
be. Also, when I minimise, they disappear.

We've tried replacing the explorer.exe file in the windows directory - that
didn't work (had to do that by accessing \\computername\c$ from another
networked computer
 
Unread 27-08-2007, 08:26 PM   #2
Elmo
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Re: Start Bar disappears

SingularToaster wrote:
> When I start up Windows XP on my laptop (both normally and in safe mode), the
> Task bar appears for a split second, disappears, and leaves me with the
> windows background and no icons.
>
> I can start applications by using the task manager (such as word). When they
> run, there is a gap along the bottom of the screen where the start bar should
> be. Also, when I minimize, they disappear.
>
> We've tried replacing the explorer.exe file in the windows directory - that
> didn't work (had to do that by accessing \\computername\c$ from another
> networked computer


Does the Taskbar show when you press the Winkey?

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Line 117. Restore Taskbar and Start Menu

Line 164. Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality

Line 195. (r-h column) Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar

Line 298. Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!

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Unread 27-08-2007, 08:26 PM   #3
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Re: Start Bar disappears

SingularToaster wrote:
> When I start up Windows XP on my laptop (both normally and in safe mode), the
> Task bar appears for a split second, disappears, and leaves me with the
> windows background and no icons.
>
> I can start applications by using the task manager (such as word). When they
> run, there is a gap along the bottom of the screen where the start bar should
> be. Also, when I minimize, they disappear.
>
> We've tried replacing the explorer.exe file in the windows directory - that
> didn't work (had to do that by accessing \\computername\c$ from another
> networked computer


Does the Taskbar show when you press the Winkey?

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Line 117. Restore Taskbar and Start Menu

Line 164. Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality

Line 195. (r-h column) Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar

Line 298. Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!

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Joe =o)
 
Unread 27-08-2007, 08:26 PM   #4
TaurArian [MS-MVP]
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Re: Start Bar disappears

Taskbar Is Missing When You Log On to Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;318027

and/or

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Line 117 - Restore Taskbar and Start Menu

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

or Line #195 "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar"
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm



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"SingularToaster" <SingularToaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:277CFB23-383D-492F-A392-58B7391B70FF@microsoft.com...
| When I start up Windows XP on my laptop (both normally and in safe mode) The
| start bar appears for a split second, disappears, and leaves me with the
| windows background and no icons.
|
| i can start spplications by using the task manager (such as word). When they
| run, there is a gap along the bottom of the screen where the start bar should
| be. Also, when I minimise, they disappear.
|
| We've tried replacing the explorer.exe file in the windows directory - that
| didn't work (had to do that by accessing \\computername\c$ from another
| networked computer


 
Unread 27-08-2007, 08:26 PM   #5
TaurArian [MS-MVP]
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Re: Start Bar disappears

Taskbar Is Missing When You Log On to Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;318027

and/or

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Line 117 - Restore Taskbar and Start Menu

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

or Line #195 "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar"
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm



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http://taurarian.mvps.org/index.htm

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"SingularToaster" <SingularToaster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:277CFB23-383D-492F-A392-58B7391B70FF@microsoft.com...
| When I start up Windows XP on my laptop (both normally and in safe mode) The
| start bar appears for a split second, disappears, and leaves me with the
| windows background and no icons.
|
| i can start spplications by using the task manager (such as word). When they
| run, there is a gap along the bottom of the screen where the start bar should
| be. Also, when I minimise, they disappear.
|
| We've tried replacing the explorer.exe file in the windows directory - that
| didn't work (had to do that by accessing \\computername\c$ from another
| networked computer


 
 

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