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Please help me: Taskbar frozen


Clownfish

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Hi all, I am new to this forum & I am hoping you will be able to help me with a few problems I'm having with my PC.

This seems to be an intermittant problem but it happens more often than not.

When I boot up the pc no matter who's login i use (mine or the wifes) when the desktop loads, the taskbar down the bottom is frozen. When i move the mouse over it there is just a hour glass.

I Am running windows XP sp3

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When I boot up the pc no matter who's login i use (mine or the wifes) when the desktop loads, the taskbar down the bottom is frozen. When i move the mouse over it there is just a hour glass.

Hi Clownfish - You are always welcome to ask these questions -

How long do you need to wait for the "hour glass" to go away ?- Also in the mouse settings (Control Panel) is the pointer set to 'Windows Default' -

Otherwise it seems there is another program running in the background at startup - Can you think of any that you may have running ? -

Or do you think that maybe your internet is trying to get started - (Just a few options to think about and then reply) -

Turn off your internet (Just unplug it) until the computer starts and then see if it has improved - Then plug back in and see if there is a change -

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  • 2 weeks later...
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What happens if you just leave it go for about an hour if needed? Does it eventually load? If not then it's possible that you could have something Malware related, if so then you'd need to follow the directions below.

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Difficult to tell without seeing some logs, but we'd like to see those initial logs in the HJT forum as shown above. Once you've got the all clear from the helper in that forum and you're still having this issue then we'll work on it from a non Malware point of view.

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