my Dad has a problem with his PC - hopin someone can help.
When he starts or re-starts his PC he gets to the Desktop and the background image shows. However the Start button, the Taskbar, or any of the Desktop icons dont show. I've timed it and they all show approximately 2 mins 25 secs after background pic shows.
The background pic has been there since installation.
I've checked MSCONFIG and the only programme that loads is Zone Alarm Security Suite.
I've cleaned the disc using CCleaner in Safe Mode, and also ran Wise Registry Cleaner in Safe Mode. Neither seems to help.
This problem started when he removed 3 limited User Accounts, and decided to keep only his own Admin Account. Could this have caused this problem?
Once the PC eventually starts it flies along.
He's running XP Home, 1GB RAM, and Intel Celeron CPU 420 @ 1.6HZ.
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.