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GUI stops working on boot up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by B H, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. B H

    B H Flightless Bird

    Hi Guys,
    I have an up-to-date version of windows Xp and windows live mail. My
    problem is when I boot up my computer, the desktop seems to lock and I
    cannot use my icons or active any program from the desktop icons, nor the
    taskbar. I have my task bar on hide, as windows is loading I can hide and
    bring the taskbar back, but then the taskbar disappears and the cursor
    turns into the symbol to increase or decrease it's size. I have to keep
    rebooting my computer 4 or 5 times until it will work properly. Any ideas
    in a solution, I thought doing a repair, is this a goo idea. Your help and
    advice is appreciated
    Thanks and Regards
    Bob
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "B H" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    news:AA63376F-2102-40DE-AD28-2E635D314399@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Guys,
    > I have an up-to-date version of windows Xp and windows live mail. My
    > problem is when I boot up my computer, the desktop seems to lock and I
    > cannot use my icons or active any program from the desktop icons, nor the
    > taskbar. I have my task bar on hide, as windows is loading I can hide and
    > bring the taskbar back, but then the taskbar disappears and the cursor
    > turns into the symbol to increase or decrease it's size. I have to keep
    > rebooting my computer 4 or 5 times until it will work properly. Any ideas
    > in a solution, I thought doing a repair, is this a goo idea. Your help
    > and advice is appreciated
    > Thanks and Regards
    > Bob


    - How recent is the problem?
    - Does it occur in Safe Mode too?
     
  3. B H

    B H Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    it started around 6 weeks ago, I have scanned for Malware, virus etc by
    clear. Cannot associate installing a program at that time. Will try the
    safe mode and let you know. Thanks for the reply
    Regards
    Bob

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7377FF04-C2D4-4C26-821F-5F74E326E43E@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "B H" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    > news:AA63376F-2102-40DE-AD28-2E635D314399@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi Guys,
    >> I have an up-to-date version of windows Xp and windows live mail. My
    >> problem is when I boot up my computer, the desktop seems to lock and I
    >> cannot use my icons or active any program from the desktop icons, nor the
    >> taskbar. I have my task bar on hide, as windows is loading I can hide
    >> and bring the taskbar back, but then the taskbar disappears and the
    >> cursor turns into the symbol to increase or decrease it's size. I have
    >> to keep rebooting my computer 4 or 5 times until it will work properly.
    >> Any ideas in a solution, I thought doing a repair, is this a goo idea.
    >> Your help and advice is appreciated
    >> Thanks and Regards
    >> Bob

    >
    > - How recent is the problem?
    > - Does it occur in Safe Mode too?
    >
    >
     
  4. B H

    B H Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    problem started around 6 weeks ago.
    tried the safe mode and it was ok
    Regards
    Bob

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7377FF04-C2D4-4C26-821F-5F74E326E43E@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "B H" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    > news:AA63376F-2102-40DE-AD28-2E635D314399@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi Guys,
    >> I have an up-to-date version of windows Xp and windows live mail. My
    >> problem is when I boot up my computer, the desktop seems to lock and I
    >> cannot use my icons or active any program from the desktop icons, nor the
    >> taskbar. I have my task bar on hide, as windows is loading I can hide
    >> and bring the taskbar back, but then the taskbar disappears and the
    >> cursor turns into the symbol to increase or decrease it's size. I have
    >> to keep rebooting my computer 4 or 5 times until it will work properly.
    >> Any ideas in a solution, I thought doing a repair, is this a goo idea.
    >> Your help and advice is appreciated
    >> Thanks and Regards
    >> Bob

    >
    > - How recent is the problem?
    > - Does it occur in Safe Mode too?
    >
    >
     
  5. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    You could try System Restore but six weeks is pushing it a bit. On the other
    hand, since Safe Mode works, you can run msconfig.exe and do this:
    - Hide all Microsoft services under the Services tab.
    - Untick all remaining ticks.
    - Untick all ticks under the Startup tab.
    - Physically disconnect your machine from the Internet.
    - See if Normal Mode works.
    - If it does, restore the various services and tasks until you find the
    culprit.


    "B H" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    news:7DD521C5-A479-4EB6-B33E-BB684B2A9D32@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > problem started around 6 weeks ago.
    > tried the safe mode and it was ok
    > Regards
    > Bob
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:7377FF04-C2D4-4C26-821F-5F74E326E43E@microsoft.com...
    >>
    >>
    >> "B H" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    >> news:AA63376F-2102-40DE-AD28-2E635D314399@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hi Guys,
    >>> I have an up-to-date version of windows Xp and windows live mail. My
    >>> problem is when I boot up my computer, the desktop seems to lock and I
    >>> cannot use my icons or active any program from the desktop icons, nor
    >>> the taskbar. I have my task bar on hide, as windows is loading I can
    >>> hide and bring the taskbar back, but then the taskbar disappears and
    >>> the cursor turns into the symbol to increase or decrease it's size. I
    >>> have to keep rebooting my computer 4 or 5 times until it will work
    >>> properly. Any ideas in a solution, I thought doing a repair, is this a
    >>> goo idea. Your help and advice is appreciated
    >>> Thanks and Regards
    >>> Bob

    >>
    >> - How recent is the problem?
    >> - Does it occur in Safe Mode too?
    >>
    >>
     
  6. B H

    B H Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    and thanks for the advice, I will try that and see what happens
    Regards
    Bob

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2FD1A453-DEF6-49C3-A1BD-260139928D0D@microsoft.com...
    > You could try System Restore but six weeks is pushing it a bit. On the
    > other hand, since Safe Mode works, you can run msconfig.exe and do this:
    > - Hide all Microsoft services under the Services tab.
    > - Untick all remaining ticks.
    > - Untick all ticks under the Startup tab.
    > - Physically disconnect your machine from the Internet.
    > - See if Normal Mode works.
    > - If it does, restore the various services and tasks until you find the
    > culprit.
    >
    >
    > "B H" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    > news:7DD521C5-A479-4EB6-B33E-BB684B2A9D32@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi,
    >> problem started around 6 weeks ago.
    >> tried the safe mode and it was ok
    >> Regards
    >> Bob
    >>
    >> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:7377FF04-C2D4-4C26-821F-5F74E326E43E@microsoft.com...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "B H" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> said this in news item
    >>> news:AA63376F-2102-40DE-AD28-2E635D314399@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Hi Guys,
    >>>> I have an up-to-date version of windows Xp and windows live mail. My
    >>>> problem is when I boot up my computer, the desktop seems to lock and I
    >>>> cannot use my icons or active any program from the desktop icons, nor
    >>>> the taskbar. I have my task bar on hide, as windows is loading I can
    >>>> hide and bring the taskbar back, but then the taskbar disappears and
    >>>> the cursor turns into the symbol to increase or decrease it's size. I
    >>>> have to keep rebooting my computer 4 or 5 times until it will work
    >>>> properly. Any ideas in a solution, I thought doing a repair, is this a
    >>>> goo idea. Your help and advice is appreciated
    >>>> Thanks and Regards
    >>>> Bob
    >>>
    >>> - How recent is the problem?
    >>> - Does it occur in Safe Mode too?
    >>>
    >>>
     

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