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Windows Does Not Log On Properly

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by peterttt, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. peterttt

    peterttt Regular member

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    When i log onto windows all that appears is my desktop background, nothing else, no icons, no start menu e.t.c.
    From here i have to restart my computer with the main power switch.
    Usually the second time i log on everything appears and i can use the computer as normal, although sometimes a 3rd log on is needed to use the computer.
    I am using windows xp.
    Any ideas why this is happening ?
    Thanks for any help in advance.
     
  2. The_Fiend

    The_Fiend Guest

    Does anything happen if you hit ctrl+alt+del ?
     
  3. peterttt

    peterttt Regular member

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    Nothing happens, the task manager doesn't appear at all
     
  4. The_Fiend

    The_Fiend Guest

    Hmm, so trying to get to explorer.exe that way won't work...
    Have you tried running anti virus, anti spyware scans ?
    Have you tried cleaning your system with Ccleaner, and checking your registry with it ?
     
  5. peterttt

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    I used Ccleaner and that worked, thanks for the help.
     

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