No Taskbar at startup

  head chef 20:58 03 Jan 2007
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Hi,
I have XP home with all updates
At startup about 3 times out of ten there is no taskbar.
I do CTR-Alt-Del. In 'Processes' explorer.exe is not running.
I then do, File,New Task, explorer, OK and the taskbar appears.
This has been happening for about 6 weeks now I think!
Can anyone help please.
Thanks

  Technotiger 21:07 03 Jan 2007

Hi, when you have the taskbar as per normal, right click on taskbar and see if Lock Taskbar is ticked.

  skidzy 21:45 03 Jan 2007

Taskbar fix click here

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  head chef 09:59 04 Jan 2007

Hi Technotiger,
Yes Lock Taskbar is checked, it always has been I think.
I will uncheck it and advise later
Regards
Head chef

  head chef 14:09 04 Jan 2007

Hi
With taskbar unchecked it fails every time.
explorer.exe not running after startup.
How do I ensure it runs at every startup?
Regards

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:45 04 Jan 2007

boot to safe mode and try a repair:-

Repair XP by replacing corrupt files
Type

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
click here

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