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Old 04-15-06, 10:50 PM
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No taskbar/start menu, other problems with my computer

A couple days ago, my taskbar and start menu disappeared - I can't even access my start menu thru the button on my keyboard. I can't use pull-down menus online, I can't click links that open in new windows, I can't copy/paste, when I click on the Windows Media icon on my desktop, it says it can't open because of low memory.

It sounds to me like this is a virus (even though I ran a virus scan yesterday, and it's still acting up). Any ideas? I tried System Restore, but that didn't work. I'm on a 7-month old Dell running Windows XP.
Old 04-16-06, 12:24 PM
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If there's nothing you can get it working, maybe you will have to do clean Windows re-install.
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I just fixed a system with the same issues about a month ago. Tried every spyware and virus removal tool. Whatever it was kept coming back. Ultimately it was quicker to do a clean install.

Boot into safe-mode and back up what you need. Then wipe-it and start over.

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