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    missing icon after start up

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    by mharveymd48 ·

    i boot up my computer and after it loads all my icons disappear,i have no task bar at the bottom .so to get a program i have to go to the task manger to browse for a program.PLEASE HELP..not that bright when it come to computer problems…
    Thanks,mikego
    p.s. i’m running windows XP sp2

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      Clarifications

      by mharveymd48 ·

      In reply to missing icon after start up

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      Try this…

      by nepenthe0 ·

      In reply to missing icon after start up

      The next time this happens, use the Task Manager to ‘log off’ (Ctrl-Shft-Esc > Users > Your Account > Logoff). Now log on. Is the problem resolved?

      If this resolves the problem, I recommend downloading and installing TweakUI from Microsoft:

      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

      Open TweakUI:

      Click About > Policy > Run Group Policy Editor > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon

      Right click ‘Always use classic logon’, click ‘Properties’, click ‘enabled’, click ‘OK’, and exit Group Policy Editor.

      The next time you boot up the computer, you will see a logon dialogue box. If not password protected, you can simply hit ‘Enter’.

      I don’t know why this convoluted procedure works, but it does. Please reply by subsequent post if your problem remains unresolved.

      Rick/Portland, OR

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