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#1 JD22

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 07:07 PM

I'm having some problems getting my PC to boot correctly. It boots to windows but then it only loads the wallpaper and doesnt finsh booting the desktop items or startup taskbar. I can get access to everything by using the task manger.

#2 t0ken

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 07:09 PM

What operating system do you have? Maybe your profile is corrupted. Trying logging in using a different username.

#3 JD22

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 09:42 PM

XP, same problem with both logins.

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 09:50 PM

reformat! cures what ails ya!

#5 JD22

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 10:43 PM

Reformat? Your just crazy, anyone got a REAL answer?

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:22 AM

boot up from the windows cd and do a system recovery.

or

try booting into safe mode and figure out whats wrong from there

or

reformat always works biggrin.gif

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:33 AM

QUOTE (JD22 @ Oct 22 2003, 04:43 PM)
Reformat? Your just crazy, anyone got a REAL answer?

seriously, i just format every few months cause im too lazy to defrag... and it helps me manage my programs too

i onyl format so often cause i can easily get back up to speed within 30 mins of completion

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:41 AM

boot up the computer holding down F8, choose Last Know Configuration. if that doesn't work, go to Safe Mode, and do a system restore.

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 02:36 AM

Try a chkdsk /R. Repairs most errors when I get them. You should run this from the repair console.

#10 JD22

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 03:11 AM

QUOTE (phantazma1 @ Oct 23 2003, 03:41 AM)
boot up the computer holding down F8, choose Last Know Configuration. if that doesn't work, go to Safe Mode, and do a system restore.

Last good config. is the same, and the system restore feature is not working(didnt work before either) so I guess my only choice is reform? Will it save my documents? I think last time it did


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Posted 23 October 2003 - 03:16 AM

what about safe mode?

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 03:45 AM

Don't reformat just yet. Boot from the XP disk. Go through the option to install it to a clean partition. I will detect that the OS is already installed and ask you if you want to repair it. Do this.

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 04:14 AM

I have had system restore work sometimes, it's worth a try.
You could run msconfig and try stoping startup items and reboot. <I've seen a messed up Anitvirus app cause this>
Or try in task manager killing the explorer.exe thread and rerunning it from the run in task manager after it exits.

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 05:46 AM

try this:
go to safe mode, put in the winXP disc, in the run command, type "sfc /scannow".
this checks all the critical system files and restores corrupted files.

Edited by phantazma1, 23 October 2003 - 05:46 AM.


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Posted 23 October 2003 - 08:29 PM

ok, so I got into setup to repair windows but that worked for the first time that I bootedup then went back to he same thing. So I killed explorer.exe and ran it again and that worked but it doesnt stay that way it goes but to the something after a restart. So what the hell do to fix explorer.exe? Thanks for all the help so far




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